Bafana Bafana’s preparations for their fixtures against Sao Tome have been hit by a number of withdrawals.
Coach Molefi Ntseki will have to head back to the drawing board as he looks to replace a number of key members of the national squad.
Thulani Serero and Thibang Phete will not travel from abroad after being forced onto the sidelines with injuries. Kaizer Chiefs’ defender Reeve Frosler and Mamelodi Sundowns’ midfielder Andile Jali are also out of action after picking up knocks while Cape Town City duo Thamsanqa Mkhize and Abbubaker Mobara have now tested positive for Covid-19 and are also out.
Bafana are due to play their Afcon 2022 qualifiers on Friday and Monday.
The national team are second in Group C behind Ghana.