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Mkhalele To Lead Bafana As Cedomir Tests Positive

Helman Mkhalele will be alone on the bench for Bafana Bafana, after fellow assistant coach Janevski Cedomir tested positive for covid-19.

The two assistants were expected to lead the team in the absence of Hugo Broos, who is back home in his native Belgium to get his second covid-19 vaccine shot.

All players and support staff were tested and it is only Cedomir who had a positive test.

Meanwhile Mkhalele says that getting a first victory for the new regime will come down to having the right mental attitude.

“The first victory is in the mind. With a positive attitude, normally the rest will fall into place. Have a right mental attitude, communicate with your teammates more often and above all, believe,’’ Mkhalele was quoted as saying by Safa.net.

‘’Not everyone has an opportunity to represent one’s country and when the opportunity avails itself, grab it with both hands and make yourself, your family and the country proud.

‘’You can notice that 80 percent of the players are new caps in addition to that we also lost 6 players to injuries and Covid-19. The rebuilding plan also include most of the u-23 players currently doing duty for the country in Egypt.

‘’We did not include any of the u-23 players on the basis that they are preparing for the Tokyo Olympics and have travelled to Egypt. We believe that this perspective is important as we will continue to evaluate all the players until we find the probable new Bafana Bafana team.’’

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