With the Bafana Bafana preparing to face the Super Eagles in a crucial 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday at the FNB Stadium, the team could be without goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Stuart Baxter told the media on Monday that the SuperSport United keeper will not train with the rest of the squad as he will be monitored, but he could be taken through his paces 48 hours later while midfielder Thulani Serero could be available for training in the next 24 hours.
“So, he won't be training with us for the 48 hours and we hope it will settle.
“”The ultrasound did not find any tears but it will take him I think 24 to 48 hours for it to settle.
”So, he won't be training with us for the 48 hours and we hope it will settle.
That is a little bit of a scare but we will not call in a third keeper and we will keep Ronwen because I think he will be okay,” said Baxter on Monday.
Bafana have been hit by injuries in the past few months with players such as Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Kamohelo Mokotjo having been ruled out of the Super Eagles clash.
Apart from their excitedly anticipated showdown against Nigeria, the 1996 African champions will meet Paraguay in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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