In a startling revelation, the South African Football Association has announced that South Africa’s overseas-based contingent of Thulani Serero, May Mahlangu, Ayanda Patosi and Kamohelo Mokotjo, will be considered for selection moving forward, following their run-in with FA last year.
In a press conference at the SAFA headquarters, President Danny Jordaan stated that those players will be engaged and that Mahalngu’s indefinite ban did not stand forever.
“When we said indefinitely we did not mean till death do us part. Indefinitely means for an unknown period of time, and now that time is over,” stated Jordaan.
“We will engage with those players and find a way forward, " noted the SAFA President.
Mahlangu received an indefinite ban by SAFA after stating that he was too 'fatigued' to take part in Bafana Bafana’s qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations last year, whilst Serero was surprisingly omitted from the final AFCON squad when it emerged he reported late for camp despite being in the country much earlier.
Mokotjo had a run-in with head coach, Shakes Mashaba following the mentor’s comments regarding his fitness and weight, whilst Patosi failed to report for camp on two separate occasions during the qualifications stages last year.