Bafana Bafana defender, Rivaldo Coetzee, has returned to training following his knee injury, however he is being observed ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Ghana.
Shakes Mashaba’s men go into the match against the Black Stars knowing that only victory will do as they seek to prolong their stay in the 2015 African Cup of Nations, though it remains to be seen what backline will start the game.
Mashaba has been forced into a number of defensive changes since the start of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, firstly having to start without a suspended Erick Mathoho, before losing Coetzee and then Thulani Hlatshwayo to injury.
Now, with Hlatshwayo ruled out of the game with Ghana due to a head injury, Mashaba will be hoping that Coetzee will be fit enough to step back into the position he vacated when he was substituted in the loss to Algeria.
Speaking in today’s press conference, Mashaba confirmed that the 18-year-old had returned to training, however added that the medical team hadn’t yet made a decision as to whether he would be fit for tomorrow or not.