Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has suffered a blow ahead of their final two 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

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Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has suffered a blow ahead of their final two 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has suffered a blow ahead of their final two 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named an additional player in his squad to take on Zimbabwe and Ghana in their final two 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers.

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Following the news that Kaizer Chiefs’ Sifiso Hlanti has torn his Achilles tendon and will be sidelined for months, Tercious Malepe from AmaZulu has been called up to fill the void.

In further bad news for Broos and Bafana Bafana fans, Victor Letsoalo is suspended for the Zimbabwe match.

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All other players have heeded the call to represent their country and push on in the hope of qualifying for next year’s Soccer World Cup in Qatar.

Bafana Bafana will face Zimbabwe at the FNB Stadium on Thursday, 11 November at 21:00 and will then head to Ghana to face the Black Stars on Sunday, 14 November at 21:00 (SA time).

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UPDATED BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Siyanda Xulu (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Tercious Malepe (AmaZulu), Thibang Phete (Belenenses SAD, Portugal)

Midfielders: Sphelelo Sithole (Belenenses SAD, Portugal), Thabani Zuke (Golden Arrows), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United), Mduduzi Mdantsane (Cape Town City), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs)

Forwards:  Fagrie Lakay (Cape Town City), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United), Pule Mmodi (Golden Arrows)