The last thing that Bafana Bafana needed ahead of their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya is for one of their star players to pick up an injury.
But after loosening up at the Stade Olympique Del Menzah in Tunis on Monday, calamity nearly struck as Keagan Dolly went down.
The left-sided attacker has only recently recovered from a broken leg, sustained while playing for his French club Montpellier.
He turned out for their reserve side at the weekend to prove his fitness before joining Bafana.
But on Monday, Dolly picked up a hamstring strain in the first training session of the week in Tunis, Tunisia.
The Bafana medics, though, stated on the Safa website that it was “nothing serious”, so Dolly should be fine to line up against Libya on Sunday
After the South Africans travelled via Frankfurt to the north African country, coach Stuart Baxter was pleased with how the players performed during practice on Monday.
“We had a good session. We worked on some tactics during our 90-minute session, and I am impressed with how the players have responded.
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“They are all looking very sharp and ready to compete for a place in the first eleven,” Baxter said.
“We have a great squad here, and I believe that if we can work as a unit, have tactical discipline and enjoy the match against Libya, we will come away with the much need result.”