Bafana set to be without Zungu for Sudan clash

Bafana Bafana will most likely be without Bongani Zungu for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan that will be played at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday.

Zungu, who plays his club football for French club Amiens, was stretchered off just 25 minutes into the clash against Ghana on Thursday after hurting his knee.

Bafana team doctor Thulani Ngwenya said that the former Mamelodi Sundowns player was in excruciating pain but there has been an improvement as he continues his recovery.

Ngwenya told reporters: "Bongani has sustained a knee injury. The pitch was uneven - it's not an excuse - and Bongani slipped and strained his knee.

"When we rushed in he was in excruciating pain, we really tried to get him back on by stabilising him, but he couldn't so a substitution was forced.

"We've been treating him since then, and he's made a marked improvement. "

Ngwenya also said Thamsanqa Mkhize and Thapelo Morena picked up injuries in Thursday's encounter that ended with Bafana being beaten 2-0.

"We have also Thami Mkhize who sustained an ankle injury, we had to strap him and give him extra medication because we'd used all our substitutions so we had to force him to finish the game," Ngwenya said.

"We'll make a final determination today at training as to whether he will be available.

"Thapelo Morena has a minor calf strain, and we're treating him. He should be fine for training today though - otherwise all our players are ready."