7 October 2019 – Bafana Bafana have reported for national team duty in Johannesburg, but several players have niggling injuries.

Dean Furman, Ronwen Williams and Bongani Zungu did not train with the squad on the first day, while Bradley Grobler and Kermit Erasmus did did not finish the session.

South Africa takes on Mali in the 2019 edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge, scheduled for Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday, 13 October.

Kickoff is at 15h00.

Bafana Bafana medico, Dr Thulani Ngwenya, gives an update on the injury situation in camp – already two players were replaced due to injury, Brandon Petersen and Thamsanqa Mkhize, with Ricardo Goss and Tshepo Rikhotso taking their places:

Here is what Dr Ngwenya had to say: