Bafana Bafana's Group D opponents, Ivory Coast, have suffered a big injury blow ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
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Eric Bailly will miss the remainder of the season for Manchester United as well as the Afcon after suffering a medial ligament injury on his right knee.
The defender picked up the injury during the Red Devils' 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
A statement from Man United read,"We can confirm that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly suffered a medial ligament injury on his right knee during Sunday’s Premier League match against Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The problem means that the Ivory Coast international will not play for the Reds again this season, missing the remaining top-flight matches against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City.
Furthermore, Bailly is also now unable to play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Bailly was part of the Elephants' 2015 Afcon-winning side, where he played every game of the tournament.