Josephs, Rodgers out of Bafana


19 players have reported for national team duty so far.

In a letter written to team management and the technical team through his representatives, Josephs he will be not be able to honour this national team call-up or any in future owing to personal reasons.

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper has also requested a meeting with Pitso Mosimane and the team manager to explain his reasons.

Mosimane has asked the player to pen a letter himself to explain the situation, before meeting him. The technical team is expected to make a decision on the way forward once they have received it.

Meanwhile Rodgers' team Santos have requested that he be excused from the Bafana camp as they are involved in Relegation Play-offs from May 23 to June 23.

It was a first call-up for the Santos striker, who admitted to being "surprised" to receive it, although he was second top scorer in the League this season.

Bafana Bafana will play three back-to-back matches in June – Ethiopia and Botswana in World Cup qualifiers on June 3 at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, and June 9 in Botswana.

The venue for the friendly against Gabon on June 15 is still to be determined.