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Bafana coach Stuart Baxter awaits Kaizer Chiefs players for World Cup qualifier with Senegal

Posted: 6 November 2017 Time: 10:38

Most of Bafana Bafana's players have reported for national duty ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Senegal save for three from Kaizer Chiefs.

Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is doubtful for the penultimate Group D match at Peter Mokaba Stadium, as he fractured a bone in his face during his club's 1-0 Telkom Knockout win over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Khune is set to see a specialist.

Amakhosi centre-back Erick Mathoho and veteran attacker Siphiwe Tshabalala are still making their way to Johannesburg from the Eastern Cape, according to a statement from SAFA, part of which reads: 'Most players have reported for camp apart from Kaizer Chiefs players who were travelling from Eastern Cape on Monday.'

Baxter is without suspended France-based midfielder Bongani Zungu for the game after he was sent off against Burkina Faso last month.

However, Zungu will be available for the return match four days later in Dakar at Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor (21h30).

Bafana must win both encounters to qualify for Russia 2018.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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