CAPE TOWN – Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter must be thinking that forces beyond his control must be at play after yet another stalwart was sidelined through injury on Monday.
The latest casualty from the squad named for Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya is Hlompho Kekana.
The Mamelodi Sundowns captain limped off just after halftime of Sunday’s MTN8 defeat to Cape Town City with a knee injury.
The Bafana camp confirmed via Twitter on Monday afternoon that Kekana had been withdrawn, which comes a few hours after Themba Zwane (toe) and Bongani Zungu (knee) were also ruled out.
Further injury troubles are ahead for Baxter, as French-based striker Lebo Mothiba has a hamstring problem and is in doubt… and it doesn’t end there either!