Sangweni withdrawn from Bafana squad

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pretoria - Orlando Pirates central defender Siyabonga Sangweni has been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad that will play Central African Republic (CAR) in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifier in Cape Town on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 8:15pm at Cape Town Stadium.

Sangweni has been ruled out of the match due to a niggling knee injury, which has also forced fellow defender Tsepo Masilela to miss the clash.

As a result, Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has called Kaizer Chiefs young, but solid defender Mulomowandau Mathoho to replace Sangweni.

Mathoho is expected in the Mother City to join the Bafana camp later tonight, while Tebogo Langerman, who replaced Masilela, has already reported for national team duty.

Sangweni did not travel with his team, Orlando Pirates to Zambia for a CAF Champions League match against Zanaco over the weekend.

Also out of the Bafana squad is Supersport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, who is nursing a hamstring injury he sustained in Angola in the CAF Confederation Cup against Petro Luanda over the weekend.

The 21-year-old had been called up as the 24th player in the Bafana squad to train and to get used to the philosophy and set up in the national team as one of the brightest prospects for the future.

Overseas-based players Kagisho Dikgacoi, Dean Furman, Anele Ngcongca, Daylon Claasen, and Tokelo Rantie are already at the camp. Still to arrive are May Mahlangu, Dino Ndlovu and Siyanda Xulu. 

Tickets for the match are still available at Computicket outlets, Shoprite and Shoprite Checker’s stores across the country. They are selling for R50 and R100. -