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Bafana blow as Vilakazi ruled out of Seychelles tie

Sibusiso Vilakazi (Supplied)
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Supplied)

Johannesburg - Midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi is out of the Seychelles games after rupturing his left achilles, Bafana Bafana doctor, Thulani Ngwenya confirmed on Wednesday.

The technical team has yet to decide whether they would call a replacement or not.

The Bafana Bafana kingpin sustained the injury during a practice game against Supersport United at Megawatt Park in Sunninghill on Wednesday morning.

Bafana won 1-0 through a goal by Lebo Mothiba in the first half.

Coach Stuart Baxter used a different team in the second half as he went about assessing all the players in camp.

It was during the first half when Vilakazi went down under an innocuous challenge and from his grimacing reaction, it was there for all to see that his time with the national team was over.

Bafana Bafana take on Seychelles in back to back AFCON qualifiers with the first match taking place on Saturday at FNB Stadium at 15:00.

The two teams face each other again next Tuesday on the Indian Ocean island. 

South Africa are second on the log with four points and winning both fixtures against Seychelles will all but guarantee qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. 

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