Bafana Bafana have been dealt a major blow ahead of their upcoming international friendly against Uganda after three players tested positive for Covid-19.
The South African national team on Monday announced at a media conference in Sandton, Johannesburg that they will be without the services of Percy Tau and Teboho Mokwena, who tested positive for coronavirus.
Sipho Mbule has also been ruled out for Bafana’s upcoming friendly against the Cranes after being in close contact with his SuperSport United teammate Mokwena.
Both Mokwena and Mbule did not take part in Matsatsansa’s final game of the season this past Saturday in the 1-1 draw to Chippa United in Port Elizabeth.
Meanwhile, Tau has been back in South Africa since he completed the Premier League season with Brighton & Hove Albion.
With new head coach Hugo Broos in Belgium for his second Covid-19 vaccination, his assistants, Cedomir Janevski and Helman Mkhalele, will take charge of their clash with the Cranes at Orlando Stadium on Thursday.
‘It’s not the best time to prepare because some players are injured and some have tested positive for Covid-19,’ Janevski said at the media conference.
‘We’ll try our best to prepare the team and get a positive result from the Uganda game.’
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