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Sundowns Midfielder Replaces Kekana In Bafana Camp

Sundowns Midfielder Replaces Kekana For Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Nov 07, 2017 01:45 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Tiyani Mabunda has received a Bafana Bafana call-up to replace Hlompho Kekana who was excused from the national team camp.

Read more: Serero A No-Show At Bafana

As reported earlier, Kekana was excused from the Bafana camp after the player received tragic news about the passing of a family member who was involved in a car accident. 

At the time it was unclear whether or not Head Coach Stuart Baxter will be announcing a replacement for the player, however, it has since been confirmed that Sundowns’ Mabunda is set to replace his teammate in the national team setup.

Baxter will now be without the services of three key players, Kekana, Bongani Zungu and Andile Jali who are currently facing a one-match suspension, while also awaiting an update on whether or not Itumeleng Khune will be available for Friday’s clash. 

Read: Bafana Hopeful For Khune Return 

Bafana will host Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday, November 10 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter before jetting out to Dakar to lock horns with the same Senegalese side on November 14.

The South African national team will look to bring no less than six points home from both encounters, in order to guarantee their place in the prestigious FIFA World Cup set to take place in Russia next year. 


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thabanakhosi Joined: 08 Jan 2014
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thabanakhosi Nov 07, 2017 02:00 PM
Spot on replacement please Baxter play him he hardly put foot wrong even if Sundowns is struggling he always come out on top in fact he should be regular than your furman
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Nov 07, 2017 01:57 PM
I thought Baxter would have called the 24 year old Oupa Manyisa (flops youngster)
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roger-fetumba Joined: 12 Nov 2013
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roger-fetumba Nov 07, 2017 01:55 PM
Good replacement to bra Mhlopho God is with you chana
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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane Nov 07, 2017 01:54 PM
Good replacement indeed, still puzzled though why was he left out in the first place?
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bucsobiozor Nov 07, 2017 01:52 PM
serero at it again showing bafana middle finger

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