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AFCON 2023: South Africa suffer injury blow ahead Super Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana head coach, Hugo Broos, has confirmed Thapelo Masko will not play again at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Mamelodi Sundowns winger sustained a hamstring injury in South Africa’s quarter-final victory against Cape Verde.

Broos stated that Masko will not feature in the remainder of the tournament.

“A little update about the injured player, Thapelo Maseko – he has a muscle injury, grade 3,” he said at a press conference in Abidjan.

“But he stays with us, he doesn’t go to South Africa and we won’t replace him.

“There is trouble with visa and the flight and if we should replace him, this player will only arrive Thursday, or worst case Friday.

“So we don’t want to do that, even if we have no opportunities to solve the problem in the group. Thapelo will not be replaced but the tournament for him is finished.”

South Africa will take on Nigeria in the semi-final at the Stade de la Paix, Bouake on Wednesday.

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