Sibaya back for Bafana


The Rubin Kazan midfielder, who missed the 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Saturday after his grandmother passed away, has joined up with the rest of the squad at their Southern Sun Hotel base.

“I am in Bloemfontein and looking forward to the game,” he told

Sibaya had played all five of the previous 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and is seen by coach Joel Santana as a key defensive component of his midfield.

His place in the team was taken by Lance Davids in Malabo and at this stage it is unclear whether Santana will stick to the same starting line-up against the Black Stars.