5 July 2017 – Ten players have been withdrawn from the 25-man Bafana Bafana announced by head coach Stuart Baxter to take on Zambia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

Amazulu, Highlands Park, Supersport United and Orlando Pirates have all recalled their players: Boalefa Pule, Ayabulela Konqobe, Michael Morton, Mothobi Mvala, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Denwin Farmer, Cole Alexander, Teboho Mokoena and Tercious Malepe, while Riyaad Norodien is out injured.

The Bafana Bafana technical team is working on the replacements.

The squad assembles for camp on Sunday, 6 August 2017.

The first leg clash of the third and final round will take place on Saturday, 12 August 2017 at Buffalo City Stadium in East London.

Kickoff is at 15h00.

The return leg will be played the following weekend (Saturday, 19 August) at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia.

Kickoff is also at 15h00.