Defender Luke Fleurs has joined the Bafana Bafana camp to replace Mosa Lebusa who was part of coach Hugo Broos’ plans in the World Cup Qualifier Clash against Ethiopia.
In another change in the national team set-up, midfielder Jesse Donn replaces Goodman Mosele.
“This is unfortunate. Lebusa was assessed on the first day (Sunday) of camp and he has been nursing an injury which he had hoped would heal prior to reporting for national duty. The nature of his injury is that of a right quad strain and we would rather not risk further injury, hence he has been released from camp, back into the care of his club, Mamelodi Sundowns. We are taking the safer approach as we do not want to see Mosa being sidelined for longer than is necessary with this type of injury,” said Team Doctor Tshepo Molobi.
Fleurs says he is elated to be a part of the National Team set-up for the first time.
“I’ve played under/17 and also recently played at the Tokyo Olympics. This is my first call up for the senior men’s national team and I’m going to make the most of it,” said SuperSport United’s centre back.
On Donn’s arrival, coach Hugo Broos confirmed that it’s due to the unavailability of Orlando Pirates midfielder Goodman Mosele.
“Sadly, Goodman has absconded, we have tried reaching him to no avail and this is extremely disappointing. We are very happy that Jesse Donn has heeded the call and reported for duty almost immediately,” said Coach Broos.
The fitness of the full team complement will be assessed over the next two days prior to departing for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
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By FARPost Reporter