Cosafa Cup: Mere withdrawn from Bafana squad

2013-07-09 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere has withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad to play in the Cosafa Cup in Zambia.

Bafana play their first game of the tournament on Saturday.

The latest change to the Bafana squad means the original squad of 20 players has had 14 names


“His name was included during the initial stages of the discussions with Platinum Stars,” the SA

Football Association [Safa] said in a statement yesterday.

“But seeing that the club had

already given Bafana Bafana four players, it was felt the player should not be part of the travelling party so as not cripple their

[Platinum Stars’] preparations.

“Safa regrets the inconvenience caused to the club and the player.”

Gladwin Shitolo of Jomo Cosmos would replace Mere.

The squad assembles tomorrow.

Meanwhile, defender Bevan Fransman will not be available for the first match on Saturday, due to club commitments.

Fransman is expected to line-up for SuperSport United against

English Premier league side

Manchester City in a pre-season clash at the Loftus Versfeld

Stadium on Sunday. He was to fly out to Zambia yesterday to join the squad.


Kenya 2 — 2 Lesotho

Namibia 4 — 2 Seychelles

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