Bafana Bafana Make Enforced Changes To International Friendly! The South African national men’s team faces Uganda in Orlando Stadium on Thursday.
Bafana Bafana has been forced to make changes for Thursday’s friendly against The Blue Cranes. Star man Percy Tau is one of 6 players forced to be removed from the team.
Tau, alongside Teboho Mokoena has both tested positive for covid-19. The duo will quarantine for the next fortnight.
“Influential striker Percy Tau is out of the Uganda clash after the Bafana Bafana marksman tested positive for Coronavirus.” SAFA said in a statement.
“The Brighton & Hove Albion player, together with Teboho Mokoena all confirmed testing positive and have duly been withdrawn from the on-going camp so is Sipho Mbule, Mosa Lebusa, Mothobi Mvala and Rivaldo Coetzee.
“Assistant coaches Janevski Cedomir and Helman Mkhalele who will oversee this game in place of coach Hugo Broos have called up Denwin Farmer, Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Njabulo Ngcobo of Swallows and TS Galaxy’s Ethan Brooks.
“Bafana Bafana had two training sessions on Monday – the first in the morning at Discovery Park in Sandton with the second at Orlando Stadium, the venue for Thursday, 10 June 2021 match against the Ugandan Cranes.
“The friendly international match is scheduled to kick off at 18h00. They will have two more sessions on Tuesday, 8 June before wrapping up preparations for Thursday’s match with an evening session at Orlando Stadium.”
All of Farmer, Makgopa, Ngcobo and Brooks will be joining the Bafana Bafana camp for the very first time in their careers. Bafana Bafana Make Enforced Changes To International Friendly!