Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Cape Town - Mothobi Mvala of Highlands Park has been called up to take the place of the injured Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu.

The Amiens FC star is the third player to be withdrawn from the squad due to injury after both goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and defender Thamsanqa Mkhize were replaced by Ricardo Goss of Bidvest Wits and Tshepo Rikhotso of Bloemfontein Celtic.

According to the official SAFA website, Mvala has already joined his compatriots in camp in Port Elizabeth as he arrived last night (Tuesday, 8 October).

The midfield workhorse will be part of the training squad this afternoon where Bafana Bafana will have a session open to the public - taking place at the Wolfson Stadium in KwaZakhele at 15:00.

All 23 players will report for national team duty including Belgium-based Percy Tau and Kamohelo Mokotjo, who plays his club football in England.

Tau landed in South Africa yesterday morning and was given time off to attend to personal matters.

He will join the rest of the squad on Wednesday.

Bafana Bafana will entertain Mali on Sunday, October 13 in the 2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge.

The clash will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Tickets are already on sale for the R40 for adults, and R20 for children under the age of 12.

They can be purchased from Computicket outlets as well as at Shoprite and Checkers stores.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Defenders

Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, England), Thato Mokeke (CT City), Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp, France), Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira, Abu Dhabi), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France).

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