Zungu withdrawn from Bafana Bafana squad

Zungu withdrawn from Bafana Bafana squad

Bongani Zungu during the South African national men's soccer team press conference. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Highlands Park midfielder Mothobi Mvala has been called up to take the place of the injured Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu.

The Amiens FC star is the third player to be withdrawn from the squad due to injury after both goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and defender Thamsanqa Mkhize were replaced by Ricardo Goss of Bidvest Wits and Tshepo Rikhotso of Bloemfontein Celtic.

READ: Mothiba injury scare for Bafana

Mvala has already joined his compatriots in camp in Port Elizabeth as he arrived last night (Tuesday).

Percy Tau, who landed in South Africa on Monday morning, was given time off to attend to personal matters and will join the squad in Port Elizabeth this morning – which means all 23 players that have been called up have reported for national team duty, including England-based Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Bafana Bafana take on Mali in the 2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Dean Furman and Ronwen Williams sat out the second day of training on Tuesday as they nurse injuries – and they were joined on the sidelines by striker Lebo Mothiba.

The trio is still under medical observation.

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