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Injury blow for South Africa ahead of World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe and Ghana

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Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying opponents, South Africa has suffered another massive blow ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe and Ghana as Sekhukhune United star Yusuf Maart has been ruled out of the games due to injury.

The Bafana Bafana who are keen to secure qualification to the final playoffs of the qualifiers will host the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Thursday, November 11, 2021 before they travel to Ghana for the final Group game at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.

Ahead of the all-important games, coach Hugo Broos side has been hit with another injury blow.

Yusuf Maart who was named in the final 24-man squad for the crucial games will not be available for the Bafana Bafana due to injury.

However, Super Sports United’s Jesse Dean who was omitted from the final squad for the qualifiers has been recalled to replace Maart.

Sekhukhune United star becomes the third casualty as Kaizer Chiefs’ Sifiso Hlanti and Victor Letsoalo have all been ruled out with injuries.

Bafana Bafana currently top Group G with 10 points after four matches with Ghana a point behind.

UPDATED BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Siyanda Xulu (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Tercious Malepe (AmaZulu), Thibang Phete (Belenenses SAD, Portugal)

Midfielders: Sphelelo Sithole (Belenenses SAD, Portugal), Thabani Zuke (Golden Arrows), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Jesse Donn (SuperSport United), Mduduzi Mdantsane (Cape Town City), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs)

Forwards:  Fagrie Lakay (Cape Town City), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United), Pule Mmodi (Golden Arrows)

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