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Brighton’s Tau among six South Africans sidelined by Covid-19

Brighton ahead Percy Tau is among six South Africans ruled out of an world pleasant against Uganda in Soweto on Thursday after attempting out bolt for Covid-19.

A nationwide soccer association assertion acknowledged defender Mosa Lebusa and midfielders Rivaldo Coetzee, Sipho Mbule, Tebogo Mokoena and Mothobi Mvala had been the opposite withdrawals from a 19-sturdy squad.

Assistant coaches Cedomir Janevski and Helman Mkhalele comprise known as up four uncapped gamers, Denwin Farmer, Evidence Makgopa, Njabulo Ngcobo and Ethan Brooks, as replacements.

Macedonian Janevski and worn South Africa neatly-known person Mkhalele are fragment of a recent coaching crew, however head coach Hugo Broos will more than likely be lacking having returned home to Belgium for his 2d Covid-19 injection.

South Africa and Uganda, ranked 75th and 84th respectively on this planet, are desperate for a morale-boosting victory after each didn’t qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of International locations in Cameroon.

Uganda also modified coaches currently, ditching Northern Ireland-born Johnny McKinstry and appointing local Abdallah Mubiru as caretaker boss.

Both countries are preparing for 2022 World Cup qualifying from September. South Africa meet Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Group G and Uganda face Mali, Kenya and Rwanda in Group E.

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