Friday , August 19 2022

"Small injuries" for Thulani Serero in front of Bhafan Bafan clash with Nigeria


Thulani Serero is trained here independently during the training of Bafan Bafan in Stein City on Monday. Photo: Muzei Ntombela / BackpagePik

Thulani Serera's long-awaited return to Bafan Bafan did not go as smoothly as Stewart Bakter hoped.

Coach Bafane said that Serero was "second chance" after banning the Dutch player from the former former executive director of Safe Denis Mumble for refusing to respect the call for a World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

But now, as the midfielder Vitesse Arnhem did not play in his club win at 2-1 over FC Utrecht on Saturday, Serero arrived in the Bafana camp with what the management team described on the Safa site as a "slight injury."

On Monday, he trained independently at Stein City in Johannesburg, but will join the rest of the team on Tuesday.

Bakter will hope that the 27-year-old Serero will be ready to play against Nigeria in the qualifications for the Africa Cup in 2019 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Bafana are desperate to win after an unpleasant 0-0 draw with the Seychelles in their latest qualification.

Backvind goalkeeper Ronnie Villiams is overseeing the next two days due to a "minor recovery," while defender Thamsanka Mkhize received a midnight training Monday after playing 90 minutes for Cape Tovn Citi on Sunday in his 3-1 win over Black Leopard.

"Otherwise there will be no new injuries, and I must say that the day began very well," said team doctor Thulani Ngvenia.

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