Bafana Bafana lose player on eve of Morocco AFCON 2023 qualifier

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Bafana Bafana have suffered an injury blow on the even of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Morocco.

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Hugo Broos’ side are due to take on their North Africa opponents at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Thursday, 9 June.

Kick-off is scheduled for 21:00 (SA time).

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Bafana Bafana confirmed on their social media pages that Cape Town City FC defender Terrence Mashego has picked up a knee injury and will not be travelling to Morocco.

No replacement was named for Mashego, reducing the squad to 22 players.

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South Africa have been drawn in Group K, which also includes Liberia and is made up of just three teams after Zimbabwe were sensationally booted out of qualifying.

The 2023 AFCON will be held in the Ivory Coast

The top two teams in the final standings will be heading to the Ivory Coast for next year’s AFCON.

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UPDATED BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD

Goalkeepers (3): Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders (8): Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Grant Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thibang Phete (Belenenses, Portugal), Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City FC)

Midfielders (4): Spephele Sithole (Belenenses, Portugal), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United), Phathutshedzo Nange (Kaizer Chiefs)

Strikers (7): Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Khanyisa Mayo (Cape Town City FC), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids, Egypt), Lyle Foster (Westerlo, Belgium), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota FC, USA), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt)