Local News 10.8.2016 12:25 pm

Chiefs sweat on Mathoho injury

Eric Mathoho of Chiefs  (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Eric Mathoho of Chiefs (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs say they are waiting to hear from Bafana Bafana’s team doctors on how serious Eric Mathoho’s ankle injury is.

The South African Football Association have confirmed that the central defender will miss South Africa’s Rio 2016 do-or-die encounter with Iraq in Sao Paulo tonight, with an ankle injury picked up in the 1-0 defeat to Denmark on Sunday.

Mathoho had to be stretchered from the field and there must be concerns about how long the Amakhosi man will be out.

READ: Mathoho, Mothiba blow for SA Olympic side

Amakhosi football manager Bobby Motaung told Phakaaathi on Wednesday that they did not know the exact nature of Mathoho’s injury.

“Our medical team are talking to Bafana’s medical team … we haven’t got the final report yet,” he said.

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