Mothiba, Furman and Grobler add to Bafana's injury woes

 Dean Furman
With Hlompho Kekana, Themba Zwane and Bongani Zungu already having had to withdraw injured from the Bafana squad, Stuart Baxter is sweating on three more players.



Lebo Mothiba may be ruled out of their clash with Libya on Saturday pending a medical report from his club, Strasbourg, while Bradley Grobler and Dean Furman are also carrying knocks.

"I'm just waiting now for a medical report from France for Lebo Mothiba, because his club [Strasbourg] -- and we haven't seen the scan yet -- say that he's got a grade 2 hamstring tear, which is 10 to 17 days to repair," said Baxter, as quoted by SowetanLIVE.

"So from what we've got at the moment, Bradley [Grobler] and Dean [Furman] have both got knocks but the doctor thinks it's manageable, so they will remain in camp. They won't be training tonight but we'll hope they'll be back.

"We will be calling players for the three who are definitely out. When I get the scan, and Lebo is definitely out, I'll call somebody up for him."

Should he need to replace Mothiba, Baxter is planning on calling a local-based player, as an overseas player would take too long to arrive.

Maphosa Modiba, Vincent Pule and Tiyani Mabunda have already been called up in place of Kekana, Zwane and Zungu.

South Africa will host Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.