SAFA : Coetzee and Nxumalo withdrawn from Bafana Bafana squad to face Mauritania and Egypt

SAFA : Coetzee and Nxumalo withdrawn from Bafana Bafana squad to face Mauritania and Egypt

Bafana Bafana will face Mauritania and Egypt without the services of the Ajax Cape Town duo of Rivaldo Coetzee and Prince Nxumalo.

download (2) download (1)Both players were withdrawn from the squad as they are suffering from chicken pox (Coetzee) and a hamstring injury (Nxumalo).

The Bafana Bafana technical team is currently working on the replacements.

South Africa faces Mauritania in their final 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Friday, 2 September at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Four days later (Tuesday, 6 September) Bafana Bafana will be back on the field to host Egypt in the 22nd edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

This will take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Both matches kick off at 19h05.

Bafana Bafana have already assembled for camp and preparations will start in earnest in Nelspruit on Tuesday, 30 August when the team trains at the Kanyamazane Stadium at 10h00.

Tickets for the two matches are already on sale and can be purchased at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers countrywide.

Tickets for the Mbombela clash are R50, while to watch the 2016 Nelson Mandela Challenge will cost you R80 all-round.

South Africa’s 2017 AFCON:

South Africa        0 – 0       Gambia               June 2015

Mauritania          3 – 1         South Africa        September 2015

Cameroon            2 – 2        South Africa        March 2016

South Africa        0 – 0        Cameroon            March 2016

Gambia                1 – 4        South Africa        June 2016

South Africa        vs           Mauritania          2 September 2016

ENDS.