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One More Player On Sundowns’ Injury List

Sibusiso Vilakazi Has Picked Up An Injury On Duty For Bafana Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 11, 2018 09:25 AM

A Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has suffered an injury while on duty for the South African national team.

The South African Football Association confirmed yesterday that Sibusiso Vilakazi has been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad to face Seychelles in back-to-back Africa Cup Of Nations qualifiers this month. 

Read more: Youngster Called Up For Bafana 

According to SAFA, Vilakazi has ruptured one of his Achilles tendons.

“Midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi is out of the Seychelles games after rupturing his left tendon Achilles, Bafana Bafana Doctor, Thulani Ngwenya confirmed on Wednesday. The technical team was still to discuss whether they would call a replacement or not,” the association confirmed on their official website.

Despite no confirmation yet from SAFA, Cape Town City announced that Gift Links has been called up to the national team, with an indication that the player will be replacing the injured Vilakazi.

However, this means that Sundowns are facing yet another injury to a key player.

The club recently confirmed that the likes of Aubrey Ngoma, George Lebese and Anthony Laffor, Thapelo Morena and Themba Zwane are all nursing injuries, although the international break could be a good time for the players to recover before the Brazilians return to both domestic and CAF Champions League action in the coming weeks. 


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Line's Man... Joined: 15 Apr 2018
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Line's Man... Oct 11, 2018 01:13 PM
Wish you a speedy recovery Vila !...
Rambo kingdom commando 22 Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Oct 11, 2018 01:11 PM
A big blow for the national team to lose Villa is like we lost the game as well
The yellow machine Joined: 12 Feb 2018
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The yellow machine Oct 11, 2018 11:39 AM
We have got a pool of players to choose from, we spoiled for options, we got Sirino, Meza,Brockie, Mkhulise, Mahlambi, Silva,Maboe,etc
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Matayitayi Oct 11, 2018 10:30 AM
We have enough personnel at Downs to do the job ,also Langerman must follow injury list.
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SL_hated_donkey Oct 11, 2018 10:06 AM
FAU fans and PSL referees must be celebrating knowing that Dunu will struggle a big should Villa's injury takes long
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indidane Oct 11, 2018 09:35 AM
Mshishi, Mab0e + Sirin0 "ll play t0gether in 0ur next game ... Kby Namanjeee

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