Bafana sweat over left-back options to replace Tebogo Langerman
Posted: 10 November 2016 Time: 13:09
Bafana Bafana are sweating over who to call up to replace the injured Tebogo Langerman ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Senegal.
Langerman was ruled out on Wednesday afternoon due to a grade one tear to his hamstring, and has since been released from their camp in Polokwane.
With the match just two days away, the technical team have been in a lengthy meeting discussing possible options.
Bidvest Wits full-back Sifiso Hlanti was initially earmarked as a replacement but club doctor Lee Pillay confirms to KickOff.com that the 26-year-old is also injured and currently undergoing rehab.
“Hlanti has a hamstring and knee injury, and we’re busy with rehabilitation at the moment. We thought it would be better to keep him with us rather than to risk him,” he says.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs left-back Sibusiso Khumalo is also not available after suffering a knock to the knee during their Telkom Knockout exit at the hands of Free State Stars on the weekend.
Chippa United’s Marc van Heerden has rediscovered his form since arriving from AmaZulu at the beginning of the season, but he too is nursing an injury at the moment.
Shakes Mashaba and his technical team are therefore extremely limited in terms of options and it is suspected that Golden Arrows’ Lehlohonolo Nonyane, whose last call-up came in July 2015, might get the nod.