Mamelodi Sundowns captain Themba Zwane ruled out for Bafana

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena says Themba Zwane is expected to be out of action for at least two weeks.

The Brazilians’ captain was injured during the 1-1 MTN8 semi-final, first leg draw with Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

The Premier Soccer League will take a two-week break for international matches to take place, meaning Zwane has been ruled out for Bafana Bafana’s upcoming friendly matches with Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zwane had to be stretched off the field at the FNB Stadium and needed stitches above his eye, having sustained a suspected concussion.

Mokwena said in the Citizen: “What surprises more about Mshishi’s (Themba Zwane) situation is that the foul didn’t even go to us.

“With that deep cut that has him hospitalised but the foul went against us and is the probably my biggest thing but we have a FIFA break now .

“We also Bafana to do well and they need Mshishi but fortunately it’s friendlies and although they are important but the health and safety of a player Mshishi is probably more important at this stage than a performance against Congo and Namibia.

“So hopefully he’s able to get some rest because clearly with a concussion, it’s for the next 10 to 14 days and it’s a little bit of a precautionary measure to get some rest especially in the space that we find ourselves in with our lack of offensive option.”