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Broos Announces Changes To Bafana Squad

Hugo Broos has announced two players had to withdraw from his Bafana Bafana squad to face Guinea and France, while one new name was called up.

The South African men’s national team will face Guinea on 25 March before meeting the world champions four days later.

Broos was forced into a few changes after Percy Tau and Thapelo Morena picked up injuries.

“Percy will not be there, he’s again injured,” he said on Monday.

“It becomes a problem with Percy. Since I’m here in September, he’s had the problems, he wasn’t ready for the two matches we played.

“He was injured, he went injured back to Al Ahly and he was not there for the two games against Ethiopia because he was injured. For the last games against Ghana and Zimbabwe he was not 100% and he returned with injury and now again he’s injured.”

The Bafana coach also explained that he wanted to add Thapelo Morena, who wasn’t in his initial 23-man selection, to his squad, but he appeared in camp with an injury on Sunday.

“Yesterday, Morena came in camp with an injury, so he’s out too,” he explained.

The Belgian tactician also confirmed that Victor Letsoalo was called up to replace Tau after initially not making the squad.

“[Victor] Letsoalo is in. We called him on Saturday after we knew that Percy was not going to make it.

“I’m happy with the selection I have. After the evaluation that we made after the qualifiers for the World Cup, we needed a little bit more quality in our group, we needed a bit more power.”

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