Bafana Bafana have been dealt a blow after Thibang Phete and Thabiso Kutumela had been dominated out of Friday’s essential 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in opposition to Zimbabwe.
South Africa suffered a large setback forward of their World Cup qualifying Group G opener after Belenensese defender Phete and Mamelodi Sundowns ahead Kutumela each examined constructive for Covid-19.
The South African Soccer Affiliation (SAFA) confirmed the duo had returned constructive polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) checks and would now self-isolate.
“We now have tried our degree greatest to make sure that the nationwide staff stays secure whereas in camp,” staff physician Tshepo Molobi stated in an official assertion by SAFA.
“It’s all the time formidable to attempt to pinpoint as to the place and when the an infection occurred. Each measure is taken to make sure the security of everybody within the camp.”
The most recent blow comes simply days after Phete’s membership teammate Sphephelo Sithole was pressured to withdraw from the squad after testing constructive as nicely, whereas Masandawana midfielder Mothobi Mvala stays a doubt with a groin damage.
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