The duo of Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba will not feature this afternoon when Bafana Bafana lock horns against Mali.
Bafana Bafana will battle it out for the Nelson Mandela Challenge today at 3pm. The game will be staged at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Tau and Mothiba arrived to the Bafana camp with injuries. Tau didn't feature on Tuesday but trained on Wednesday at Isaac Wolfson Stadium.
In a warm-up match against Chippa United, Tau was saved for precautionary reasons but was back at training on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mothiba hasn't featured in Bafana's training sessions since arriving in camp.
The team doctor, Thulani Ngwenya, confirmed the pair of Tau and Mothiba failed the last fitness test.