Thabo Matlaba injury blow for Bafana

2014-10-15 14:46

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Bafana Bafana will be without Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba for today’s crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville.

According to Bafana’s media officer, Matlhomola Morake, who revealed the news this morning on Twitter, Matlaba had been ruled out after he was named in Shakes Mashaba’s starting line-up for a fourth successive game.

“Matlaba sustained an Achilles tendon injury at training. Failed late fitness test this morning,” Morake’s tweet read.

SuperSport United left-back Sibusiso Khumalo replaces Matlaba for his first appearance of the qualifying campaign.

Siyabonga Nhlapo, who was called up for the injured Anele Ngcongca before the team travelled to Pointe-Noire last week, comes into the match-day squad to replace Khumalo on the bench.

Mashaba had originally named an unchanged team from the one which beat Congo in Pointe-Noire four days ago, before Matlaba’s failed fitness test this morning.

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