Bafana handed double injury boost

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  • Post published:September 6, 2018

After the worst possible start to the Bafana Bafana camp, coach Stuart Baxter has finally been handed good news as Dean Furman and Bradley Grobler resumed training.

The South African national team are preparing for their vital Afcon qualifier against Libya on Saturday and have been hit with a number of injury blows.

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Bongani Zungu was the first to be ruled out after he suffered a serious injury on Sunday while playing for French club Amiens, before Mamelodi Sundowns pair Themba Zwane and Hlompho Kekana were ruled out by the Bafana doctors on arrival at the camp.

Further bad news followed as Lebo Mothiba’s new club, Strasbourg, revealed he had a hamstring tear and would not be available either.

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Baxter has since called up Vincent Pule, Aubrey Modiba, Tiyani Mabunda and Mxolisi Macuphu as replacements but the loss of so many important players will surely impact Baxter’s plans.

The former Kaizer Chiefs coach has, however, finally been handed some good news as SuperSport United duo Furman and Grobler returned to full training.

The Matsatsantsa pair will give Baxter options as he looks to guide his team to their second win in qualification.

Bafana face Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with kick off set at 3pm.

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