Goodman Mosele Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates have a midweek DStv Premiership assignment, as they head to Polokwane to lock horns with Baroka FC on Tuesday, 12 April. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates star ruled OUT of Bafana Bafana v Guinea clash

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has confirmed that Orlando Pirates’ Goodman Mosele will not play in Friday’s friendly against Guinea.

Goodman Mosele Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates have a midweek DStv Premiership assignment, as they head to Polokwane to lock horns with Baroka FC on Tuesday, 12 April. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has confirmed that Orlando Pirates midfielder Goodman Mosele is carrying an injury and will not play in Friday’s friendly against Guinea.

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He is, however, expected to be fit for selection for the second friendly against world champions France next Tuesday.

Bafana Bafana will play Guinea in Kortrijk, Belgium on Friday, 25 March (19:00 SA time) and world champions France on Tuesday, 29 March (21:15 SA time) in Lille.

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma is the only player in the 23-man Bafana Bafana squad who may not see any action.

Bvuma is one of three goalkeepers in the squad along with SuperSport United’s No 1 and national skipper Ronwen Williams, and AmaZulu’s Veli Mothwa.

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Bvuma’s absence was confirmed by coach Hugo Broos on Thursday.

“Tomorrow, Mothwa will play and on Tuesday Ronwen will play, so maybe Bvuma will not get any minutes but the rest will play,” Broos confirmed.

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In other squad news, Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Fagrie Lakay, who play for Minnesota United and Pyramids in the USA and Egypt, respectively, will only link up with the squad – hopefully – on Friday morning.

Their late arrival won’t affect Broos’ planning as his plan was to only use them against France.

“Mosele has a problem with his ankle, he sustained it at Pirates. He’ll also miss tomorrow’s game but I hope he trains on Saturday and play against France. We have two players who haven’t joined us… those players are Hlongwane and Fagrie Lakay..

“They [Hlongwane and Lakay] will join us tomorrow morning [today]. They had some problems with visas. My plan was always to only use them next Tuesday against France, so I didn’t count them for the Guinea game,’ Broos added.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers (3): Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu) 

Defenders (9): Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (unattached), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch FC), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Golden Arrows), Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates)

Midfielders (6): Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs), Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Thabang Monare (Orlando Pirates), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns) 

Strikers (5): Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids), Lyle Foster (Westerlo), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM)