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Bafana Injury Update As Baxter Sweats On Stars

Stuart Baxter Has Some Injury Concerns For Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 02, 2017 02:17 PM
Stuart Baxter has offered an injury update ahead of Bafana Bafana’s clash with Burkina Faso, with Thulani Hlatshwayo being withdrawn and Andile Jali currently 50/50. 
 
See Bafana's injury concerns in the gallery above
 
Bafana were handed a double blow defensively as Erick Mathoho was given an extended ban by FIFA following his sending off in Cape Verde, while Thulani Hlatshwayo is battling with a knee injury that has forced him to withdraw.
 
Speaking to the media today, Baxter confirmed that Motjeka Madisha and Robyn Johannes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City respectively have been called up in their place.
 
 
He said, “Tower, as we know has received an extra game ban, so he’s unavailable. Tyson has been withdrawn because Wits have confirmed that he won’t be available. Madisha and Robyn Johannes will be their replacements.
 
“There are many opinions about who we can call up, and the call-ups may be based on the fact that our friendly has been cancelled. We’ll have an internal game for me to monitor all the players after the Burkina Faso game.”
 
Meanwhile, there are also minor injuries to Itumeleng Khune and Bradley Grobler that Baxter is looking to manage, while Jali will undergo an MRI after dislocating his shoulder playing for KV Oostende over the weekend.
 
Baxter explained, “Bradley Grobler has got a groin issue that we think is manageable, so he’ll do normal training.  
 
 
“Andile Jali is a bit more of an issue because he dislocated his shoulder. We don’t know how severely, but we’ll be doing an MRI on him. He continued and finished the game for his team, but this is the third time this has happened and they’ve asked us if we can do an MRI to estimate the severity of the damage done this time. He’ll be in strapping and only running in straight lines this afternoon. We don’t know if he’s going to be fit or not.
 
“Itu, to a lesser extent, has also got a shoulder injury, but that’s one that we can manage we think.”
 
Bafana are training at 15h15 today and 11h00 tomorrow morning. 
 

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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Oct 05, 2017 09:26 AM
Baxter, your days are numbered, you have proved to the entire nation that you're not fit for duty to coach BB National team, maybe Soccer laduma can make you their sport editor, please contact their offices soon after Burkina Faso game on Saturday
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seun sithole njhini Oct 03, 2017 12:03 PM
U are right this is a shame to us while the SAFA president he's happy when we are suffering to compate to the fifa tournaments which is we are very poor to the other nations,we are rated as the best nation africa,what we bring to the nation while we are qualifying @Vhivha
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Coach T Joined: 15 Feb 2017
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Coach T Oct 03, 2017 11:16 AM
The back four is now 100%.. Not that tyson & Mathoho combination, but should they be clear mxm first11
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Ndlazitha Oct 03, 2017 10:20 AM
I dont really care what happens at Bafana after what they did against Cape Verde i have lost interest. I had made calculations for points to collect in order to qualify but after the last two matches my calculations are gone out of the window.
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Oct 03, 2017 08:49 AM
SAFA should revisit the method that Bakker, Dr Jomo Sono, & Trott Moloto used when during their tenure as BB Coaches took us to a respectable heights in the World & in Africa by bringing joy to the ears of South Africans with Gold, Silver and Bronze AFCON & CHAN Championships. Shakes with his splendid and concerted efforts builded a very effective U23 team where the likes of Bennie, Quinton Fortune, Bhele Nomvethe, Frank Makua, Jabu Pule, Thanbang Lebese etc.... stunned a respectable Brazil and qualified for a world cup championship. The likes of Pareira, Dimitru, Santanas, Ingesund and later Baxter descended us to a Zero status.
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louismakolobe Oct 03, 2017 05:48 AM
How many coaches dd we change at national team? Lot. Dd we gt wt we wnt? HELL NO! Then wts wrong with our national team? Is't the coaches? Is't the players? Is't SAFA? Is't psl teams? Is't development? what cn u say with this situation? We need to find the cause of the problem. Wt is the roots of this problem? According to me , problem is developing good , talented and best gifted players is something that we dnt do. We develop average players. We only develop bao e leng gore ba tswadi ba bona ba gona goba le brown envelope. Those who are responsible for developing plyers if they cn stp dis we will have a best team in 2030.
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louismakolobe Oct 03, 2017 05:47 AM
ok
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Mandie07 Joined: 09 Jul 2014
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Mandie07 Oct 02, 2017 07:09 PM
I hate what Itumeleng Khune is doing in our national team he is not a soldier to me. I know he won't play he wl fake an injury.
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Oct 02, 2017 07:00 PM
Safa will suffocate for offering Baxter a longterm contract and it exposed them about how clueless dey're about football
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Always a way Oct 02, 2017 06:59 PM
Safa will suffocate for offering Baxter a longterm contract and it exposed how clueless dey're about football
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Always a way Oct 02, 2017 06:59 PM
Safa will suffocate for offering Baxter a longterm contract and it exposed how clueless dey're about football
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Always a way Oct 02, 2017 06:52 PM
Mashaba tears are tearing Bafana's team,hopeful you'll play at an empty stadium dats what you deserve cows
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Warras4khosi Oct 02, 2017 06:47 PM
No no no ngeke rhaa
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indidanee Oct 02, 2017 06:35 PM
Mxxxm
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ntu2zelo aka N Oct 02, 2017 04:24 PM
Good replacements
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THASI Oct 02, 2017 03:36 PM
I never took him so serious as a coach, he won whatever he won at club level but it never make him a good coach to me, or may be they look at where you are coming from, as for me, Gavin is the best coach unless you prove me otherwise. He proved that at Hellenic, where there were little resources, at Black leopard where working conditions were not conducive. but those teams were performing during his era.
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THASI Oct 02, 2017 03:31 PM
TILL SUCH TIME WHERE WE HAVE TO REALISED THAT POLITICS & FOOTBALL CAN'T GO TOGETHER, IF ONE COLOUR IS SUPERIOR THAN THE OTHER, WE ARE STILL GOING FOR THE WORSE.
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Khosi-Koi Joined: 02 Aug 2012
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Khosi-Koi Oct 02, 2017 03:25 PM
But I think Hlatshwayo and Mathoho are the weakest at the moment, I think Johanes will do the job, just wish they called Nyauza to partner with him
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uoY ckuF Oct 02, 2017 03:13 PM
MATOHO is not a blow, but good for South Africa, as for for Bradly is cow disguised in zebra skin
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Mxolisingongoma Oct 02, 2017 02:55 PM
Here is my squad : Keepers: Khune, Williams, Sandilands: Defenders: Frosler, Mobara, morena, Untrese, Rivaldo, Modiba, Nunez, Madisha,Gould: Mid: Zungu, Nodada, Jali, Mokotjo, Mekoa, Dolly,Singh,Mihlali,Mvala: Fowards: Mothiba, Sandows,Tau, Ndlovu,Mahlabi. Starting eleven:Khune, Mobara, Modiba, Madisha, Rivaldo, Mvala, Jali,Zungu, Mekoa, Sandows,Mothiba.

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