Erick Mathoho Withdrawn From Bafana Squad

Bafana Bafana are on their way to Swaziland for an international friendly match against the host nation which will take place on Wednesday, 25 March at the Somhlolo Stadium.  Kick-off is at 19:00.  The South Africans will be without defender Erick Mathoho who has been withdrawn from the match due to family commitments.

Mathoho will, however, join Bafana Bafana on Thursday, 26 March in Nelspruit ahead of the second international friendly match which will be against Nigeria.  The clash will be played at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, 29 March and kicks off at 15:30.  Meanwhile, the overseas-based trio of Kamohelo Mokotjo and Thulani Serero, both playing in the Netherlands and Denmark-based Lebogang Phiri are travelling with the squad following their arrival in camp on Monday night (23 March).

Head coach Shakes will have 26 players to choose from for the match against Sihlangu se Mnikati (Swaziland).  Dean Furman (club commitment), Anele Ngcongca (injured) and May Mahlangu (injured) were on Monday released from the squad.

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