- Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki named his 25-man squad to face Sao Tome in AFCON qualifiers this month
- Lebohang Phiri and Lebo Mothiba play their football in France and face the possiblity of quarantine there
- The Bafana medical team confirmed that the men will be under quarantine upon arrival as well and closely monitored
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Briefly.co.za reported that Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki named his 25-man squad for the AFCON qualifiers against Sao Tome and Principe.
Lebohang Phiri and Lebo Mothiba were named in the group, but there are health concerns amidst the dreaded coronavirus.
The pair play their football in France and the French have experienced 48 deaths due to the virus.
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As a result, both players face the possibility of quarantine in France, which could scupper Bafana's plans.
Team doctor Thulani Ngwenya confirmed that every effort is being made to ensure their availability for the training camp, but that they face being quarantined upon arrival in South Africa.
Ngwenya said, "What we are going to do when they release them from the quarantine we still have them monitored very very closely."
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Ngwenya also added that it's business as usual for Bafana based on CAF's stance on the issue.
He added, "We need the players and as far as Caf is concerned, all games are proceeding as normal because in Africa the coronavirus is not an epidemic."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Covid-19 strain is spreading on the continent as Kenya confirmed its first positive case.
The 27-year-old woman had been in America and Europe before travelling back.
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