Bafana boost as Mothobi Mvala declared fit to travel

Hugo Broos has revealed that Mothobi Mvala will travel with Bafana Bafana to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 29-year-old Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back picked up a groin injury recently and was ruled a doubt for the tournament, that kicks off in the Ivory Coast from January 13.

However, after being assessed by the South African national team doctors, Broos explained that he has a “guarantee” the player will be fit to play.

The Bafana boss said on iDiski Times: “He will travel with us because we have the guarantee of the medical stuff that he will be ready.”

Bafana team doctor Dr Tshepo Molobi added: “As it is any camp, we will always be faced with something, thus is the nature of football and when you’re dealing with athletes.

“In the case of Mothobi Mvala, all medical assessments have been made and while we continue practicing caution with all and any injuries, there is no need to rule Mvala out.

“He will travel with the team to Cote d’Ivoire and we as a medical team will continuously monitor all injuries and niggles that of Mvala, Williams, Zwane and all other players who need our care.”