Bafana Bafana call up Lorch, Mkhize following double injury blow

Bafana Bafana call up Lorch, Mkhize following double injury blow
Thembinkosi Lorch of Orlando Pirates challenged by Ayanda Patosi of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on 19 September 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018. 13:00

The South African Football Association (SAFA) have announced that Thembinkosi Lorch and Thamsanqa Mkhize have been called-up to the Bafana Bafana squad.

Lorch and Mkhize replace the injured duo of Mamelodi Sundowns fullback Thapelo Morena and Orlando Pirates attacker Vincent Pule, who were both released from the Bafana Bafana camp on Monday after being assessed by the medical team.

Cape Town City captain, Mkhize, has been in good form this season and helped his club to a maiden MTN8 crown last month. Lorch, who was drafted in as a replacement for his Buccaneers teammate, has directly contributed to four goals in eight games this season.

South Africa play host to the Seychelles at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, before taking on the same opponents in Victoria three days later.

Stuart Baxter's troops have accumulated four points from their two Group E matches, having been held to a goalless draw by Libya in their most recent encounter.

South Africa recorded a 2-0 win over Nigeria in Uyo last year.

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