Bafana Bafana have been rocked by another injury to a key player ahead of their crunch clash against Seychelles on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter, must be pulling his hair out in frustration.
He would have cited the double-header against Seychelles as a great opportunity to collect maximum points. However, it seems he has to battle an injury crisis first.
Mamelodi Sundowns ace, Sibusiso Vilakazi, has been ruled out with an Achilles injury sustained in Bafana’s friendly contest against Supersport United on Wednesday.
Bafana finished as 1-0 victors but the loss of Vilakazi will be another hammer blow. SAFA confirmed the news via safa.net on Wednesday.
The statement confirmed “Midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi is out of the Seychelles games after rupturing his left tendon Achilles, Bafana Bafana Doctor, Thulani Ngwenya confirmed on Wednesday”.
It further read “It was during the first half when Vilakazi went down under an innocuous challenge and from his grimacing reaction, one could tell he knew his time with the national team during this period was over.”
Vilakazi now joins an ever-growing injury list with Vincent Pule, Thapelo Morena, Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly side-lined as well.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Baxter arranged for Bafana to train on the flawless pitch within the Steyn City estate.
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