25 January 2013

South Africa/Morocco: Bafana Striker Rantie Doubtful for Morocco Clash

Bafana striker Rantie doubtful for Morocco clash Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie is a doubtful starter for the clash against Morocco on Sunday, 27 January 2013 after he sat out the squad's training session on Friday, 25 January 2013 at People's Park in Durban.

Rantie twisted his ankle in Wednesday's (23 January) 2-0 victory over Angola in the second match of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations South Africa 2013.

The striker watched on the sidelines alongside fellow striker Lehlohonolo Majoro who will miss the clash due to an injury on his shin which he sustained in the same match against Angola.

"We anticipate that Majoro will be out for the next game because he had a deep cut on his shin which we had to stitch. But he should be ready for the quarter-finals. Rantie twisted his ankle when we played Angola and we had to pull him out of training today because he is struggling a bit and is a doubtful starter. We will treat him today and see how it goes," said Bafana Bafana team doctor Carl Tabane after the national team's training session.

The good news is that Kagisho Dikgacoi and Lerato Chabangu had their first full training session and finished without any discomfort. Both missed the match against Angola due to knee and groin injuries respectively.

"Dikgacoi took part in his second training session since we took him out of the Cape Verde match and is responding well to treatment. Chabangu also had a full session and we are not too worried about the duo. They should be fine for Sunday and it will be up to the coach whether he selects them on not," added Dr Tabane.

Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie is a doubtful starter for the clash against Morocco on Sunday, 27 January 2013 after he sat out the squad's training session on Friday, 25 January 2013 at People's Park in Durban.

Rantie twisted his ankle in Wednesday's (23 January) 2-0 victory over Angola in the second match of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations South Africa 2013.

The striker watched on the sidelines alongside fellow striker Lehlohonolo Majoro who will miss the clash due to an injury on his shin which he sustained in the same match against Angola.

"We anticipate that Majoro will be out for the next game because he had a deep cut on his shin which we had to stitch. But he should be ready for the quarter-finals. Rantie twisted his ankle when we played Angola and we had to pull him out of training today because he is struggling a bit and is a doubtful starter. We will treat him today and see how it goes," said Bafana Bafana team doctor Carl Tabane after the national team's training session.

The good news is that Kagisho Dikgacoi and Lerato Chabangu had their first full training session and finished without any discomfort. Both missed the match against Angola due to knee and groin injuries respectively.

"Dikgacoi took part in his second training session since we took him out of the Cape Verde match and is responding well to treatment. Chabangu also had a full session and we are not too worried about the duo. They should be fine for Sunday and it will be up to the coach whether he selects them on not," added Dr Tabane.

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