Bafana squad changes announced

SA National Teams

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been forced into several changes to his squad to face Ghana and Sudan in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this week.

Bafana have assembeled for camp in Sandton ahead of their back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against Ghana at FNB Stadium on Thursday and Sudan at Al-Hilal Stadium on Sunday.

After calling up a 26-man squad earlier this month, Ntseki has been forced into a number of changes due to injuries, while a group of standby players have been roped in over European travel restrictions.

Kermit Erasmus suffered an ankle sprain during Mamelodi Sundowns recent DStv Premiership outing against Stellenbosch FC and has been ruled out for the camp, while Bradley Grobler has also pulled out through injury.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 5 new players called up to Bafana camp

Erasmus' teammate Lebo Maboe has been called up to replace him, while Maritzburg United's Thabiso Kutumela has come in for Grobler.

Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada has also been drafted in along with Sundowns midfielder Mothobi Mvala and Orlando Pirates winger Vincent Pule.

Percy Tau is currently the only overseas-based player in camp, with doubts surrounding UK-based Bongani Zungu and Dean Furman as well as France-based Keagan Dolly.

The squad will hold their first training session at Discovery Park in Sandton on Monday afternoon, before switching to the match venue on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kick-off on Thursday evening has been scheduled for 18h00, with SABC 3 set to air the match after securing the broadcast rights.