Africa Cup of Nations

Bafana Bafana’s Sibusiso Vilakazi ruled out of Seychelles 2019 AFCON qualifier


By Robert Matakanye,

South Africa Bafana Bafana midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi is out of the Seychelles game after rupturing his left tendon Achilles ,Bafana Bafana Doctor Thulani Ngwenya confirmed on Wednesday.

Cape Town City midfielder Gift Links has been called up to replace injured Vilakazi.

The Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker sustained the injury during the Bafana Bafana practice game against SuperSport United at Megawatt Park in Sunninghill on Wednesda.y

Bafana Bafana won 1-0  through a goal by Lebo Mothiba in the first half.

Coach Stuart Baxter used a different team in the second half as he went about assessing all the players in camp.

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 is over.

Bafana Bafana take on Seychelles in back to back matches with the first match pencilled for Saturday at FNB Stadium and the two team face each other again next Tuesday in the Indian Ocean Island.The Saturday match Kick off at 15:00.

Bafana Bafana are second on the log with four points together with log leaders Libya and the two coming games will prove crucial in shaping who will qualify for 2019 Afcon tournament in Cameroon.


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