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Sundowns Midfielder Replaces Kekana In Bafana Camp

Sundowns Midfielder Replaces Kekana For Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Nov 07, 2017 01:45 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Tiyani Mabunda has received a Bafana Bafana call-up to replace Hlompho Kekana who was excused from the national team camp.

Read more: Serero A No-Show At Bafana

As reported earlier, Kekana was excused from the Bafana camp after the player received tragic news about the passing of a family member who was involved in a car accident. 

At the time it was unclear whether or not Head Coach Stuart Baxter will be announcing a replacement for the player, however, it has since been confirmed that Sundowns’ Mabunda is set to replace his teammate in the national team setup.

Baxter will now be without the services of three key players, Kekana, Bongani Zungu and Andile Jali who are currently facing a one-match suspension, while also awaiting an update on whether or not Itumeleng Khune will be available for Friday’s clash. 

Read: Bafana Hopeful For Khune Return 

Bafana will host Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday, November 10 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter before jetting out to Dakar to lock horns with the same Senegalese side on November 14.

The South African national team will look to bring no less than six points home from both encounters, in order to guarantee their place in the prestigious FIFA World Cup set to take place in Russia next year. 


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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Nov 07, 2017 03:20 PM
Sugar top performer. Though he's not much offensive like Jali n bra Hlompho
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Mydowns Joined: 07 Oct 2015
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Mydowns Nov 07, 2017 03:17 PM
@thabanakhosi u re right, he is underestimated, I have not that Sundowns struggle in his absence.
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Mydowns Nov 07, 2017 03:15 PM
@Nelliectine Maluleke boss, Mabunda is alright we need to be strong defensively as well.
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Warras4khosi Nov 07, 2017 03:05 PM
Ingathi iliwa libhek'umoya apha kuthi
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THE NK Nov 07, 2017 03:05 PM
Wow Ok
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Nelliectine Nov 07, 2017 03:04 PM
I think Jabu Maluleka and Ramagalela really deserve a call up, Mabunda is a good defensive option but I think we have nothing to defend here we need goals and that can only come from more attacking players and Maluleka at the moment far outweigh even some of our foreign based players.
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kg_4_khosi Nov 07, 2017 02:59 PM
Mabunda is a good player,but I believe maluleka is a better option going forward
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Schakos Nov 07, 2017 02:58 PM
@ Miss__Bridgertte Layun Unfortunately Baxter is too blind to see
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Nov 07, 2017 02:56 PM
Okay goed en that hard running forward from polokwane city should've also got the nod
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Schakos Nov 07, 2017 02:56 PM
Shuga will do the job if given a chance
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Faysal Nov 07, 2017 02:49 PM
Bafadowns let us see what they can do
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kdowns Nov 07, 2017 02:48 PM
@Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje You are always offside
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kdowns Nov 07, 2017 02:47 PM
Shem,sorry Hlompho, but Mabunda will do the job
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mtho4downs(abaqoqi eningizimu) Nov 07, 2017 02:45 PM
Daddy is the right man for sure,,,, hope he stays injury free! Hake uthi Suger Daddy
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KingStina Nov 07, 2017 02:40 PM
He should walk straight into the starting because we have suspensions and he's a Tiger this one.
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Killowisky Nov 07, 2017 02:39 PM
@Khosification Amu86 mabunda is a right replacement. Meyiwa is weak
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Mashia1950 Nov 07, 2017 02:27 PM
He deserve it.
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Khosification Amu86 Nov 07, 2017 02:25 PM
eish, Why not young Meyiwa from Naturena
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thabanakhosi Nov 07, 2017 02:05 PM
In the old days I mean in 90s the national team use to do well,cause the then coaches use to select combination instand of individual performance. For e.g if the coach play Drthen Khuse is playing if you play Helman then Dunga play . Mabunda and Kekana have a solid understanding they should have play together
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Nov 07, 2017 02:00 PM
So if Khune can't make it Baxter will Call Khuzwayo? I am curious cause everyday Dunusa players replace one another in this national team. Mabunda is not better than Yeye or Meyiwa all he is good at is wrestling other players as he did to Molongoana.

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