South Africa Midfielder Mokotjo Ruled Out Of Super Eagles Clash Over Injury

South Africa Midfielder Mokotjo Ruled Out Of Super Eagles Clash Over Injury

By Adeboye Amosu

South Africa midfielder, Kamohelo Mokotjo, has been ruled of his country’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria due to injury, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.
Bafana Bafana will face the Super Eagles at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on November 17.


Mokotjo, 27, who plays for English Championship club, Brentford faces around five weeks on the sidelines as a result of the injury.


He missed the Bees 2-0 home win against Millwall on Saturday.


The defensive midfielder has been capped 11 times by the former African champions after making his senior debut as an injury-time substitute in the 2–0 friendly win over Mozambique on 11 September 2012.


Makotjo has featured in 16 games in all competitions for Brentford this season.


Nigeria top Group E of the AFCON qualifiers with nine points, while South Africa sit in second position with eight points.


A win against the Super Eagles will see Stuart Baxter’s men book a place in Cameroon 2019.




  • They’re set to announce their squad for the game tomorrow, but aside Mokotjo, Baxter is really battling with a depleted team from injuries. Other regulars set to miss the cracker are France-based duo Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly, as well as local-based Dean Furman, Bradley Grobler and Sibusiso Vilakazi. Even their much loved Rantie Thokelo is out of shape, out of form and out of club in Turkey. He’s back in South Africa with Cape Town City FC and yet to feature for the club due to fitness issues.

    South Africans are kinda panicky at the moment. They’re thinking of lifting the ban on their France-based Serero and hope Rantie could perhaps gets his mojo back and Baxter would recall him (highly doubtful though). Very likely, their coach would be mostly banking on experienced CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup players from Mamelodi Sundowns FC, Orlando Pirates FC, Supersport FC, PSL champions Bidvest FC and maybe Kaizer Chiefs (Pule and Khune).

    • Paschal 2 months ago

      Nigeria is equally not going to be with most of her regulars namely; Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Shehu Abdullahi, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and most recently, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho all of whom are first team players. I guess the stage still remains balanced insofar as we are both gonno be without many first team options. Therefore they should not worry, the stakes are balanced but we are still gonno win the match.

  • Edoman of New Jerssey, USA 2 months ago

    The Nigerians do not believe, will not agree and do not care about the South African injury worries. We are determine, like never before, to revenge our only loss game to any African Team in recent times. They are not coming for the safari holidays but a pay- back mission. Believe me.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 months ago

    The Nigerians do not care, and do not agree with the South Africans injury worries as the Nigerians embank on revenge mission to revise the loss we suffered and the first time embarrassment from a Country we traditionally beaten and humiliated front and back over the years. Our Boys are not coming for the Safari but to make sure that the South Africans are knocked out from AFCON next year.