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Hlompho Kekana withdrawn from Bafana Bafana squad

Bafana Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana has withdrawn from the squad due to family reasons ahead of the clash with Senegal on Friday evening.

Hlompho Aphenus Kekana and Ramahlwe Mphahlele of South Africa during the 2017 Gabon AFCON Qualifier match between South Africa and Mauritania at Mbombela Stadium on September 02,

Bafana have been rocked by a number of injuries and suspensions in the build-up to the crucial World Cup Qualifiers against Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, as well as a return leg in Dakar.

Stuart Baxter is already sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo due to facial and toe injuries respectively.

Kekana’s Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Tiyani Mabunda has been called up to the national squad as the replacement.