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Macuphu replaces injured Mothiba in Bafana squad

Mxolisi Macuphu (Gallo Images)
Mxolisi Macuphu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Injury-laden Bafana Bafana received another blow as Lebo Mothiba has withdrawn from the national squad and been replaced by Wits midfielder Mxolisi Macuphu.

Mothiba is the fourth player to fall out of the squad due to injury following the withdrawals of Hlompho Kekakan, Bongani Zungu and Themba Zwane.

Meanwhile, Vincent Pule, Aubrey Modiba and Tiyani Mabunda have since been called up to replace the injured players.

"Mxolisi Macuphu of @BidvestWits has been called up as a replacement for the injured France-based striker Lebo Mothiba, who is one of four players withdrawn from @BafanaBafana squad. Others are Zwane, Zungu & Kekana. Macuphu is expected in camp tonight @SAFA_net," the official Bafana Bafana account confirmed.

"@BafanaBafana replacements @Tiyani_Shuga13 of @Masandawana @posmanmodiba of @SuperSportFC & Vincent Pule of @orlandopirates have arrived at the national team camp in place of Hlompho Kekana, Bongani Zungu & Themba Zwane @SAFA_net." 

Bafana Bafana take on Libya in an AFCON qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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