Good news for Bafana
Bafana Bafana could be at full strength when they take on Morocco on Sunday evening at Moses Mabhida.
This was revealed by coach Gordon Igesund after midfielders Kagisho Dikgacoi and Lerato Chabangu took part in light training yesterday. Igesund also said striker Lehlohonolo Majoro could be a surprise inclusion to the team.
Dikgacoi and Chabangu missed Bafana’s 2-0 victory over Angola yesterday with a knee injury and a groin strain respectively while Majoro, who came off the bench to score Bafana’s insurance goal, left the field on a stretcher with a gash on his shin.
Majoro required seven stitches on the injured leg but Igesund said the striker was walking without pain and could feature in Sunday’s game.
“The report back from the medical team is promising and with four days to go he could still make it for the game. The challenge is that with seven stitches we fear that the wound might open up and this will add to the injury,” said Igesund.
He said they would decide on Saturday whether to risk the player or not.
“It is always good to have all the 23 players available because everyone has a role to play and losing one is a blow as it disrupts our plans.”
Igesund said he had not decided which approach to take against Morocco but promised the team would not sit back.
He said he did not think he would make many changes like he did against Angola.
“I have always maintained that our destiny is in our own hands and we know what we need to do on Sunday. But we will not play for a draw,” said Igesund.
A draw against Morocco will be sufficient to see them to the quarterfinals.