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Bafana Bafana is likely to be without two more players when they take on Rwanda in their second Group C 2026 World Cup qualifiers this upcoming Tuesday, the 21st of November 2023.

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Mzansi players celebrate Khuliso Mudau’s goal against Benin in a 2026 World Cup qualifiers match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Match Summary: Bafana Bafana Vs Benin 

South Africa took on Benin at Moses Mabhida Stadium in their qualifiers opener, knowing that a victory would see them top the group after Nigeria drew with Lesotho 1-1 and Zimbabwe held Rwanda 0-0.

South Africa started the match on the perfect note, as they took the lead in the second minute through Percy Tau and went on to double it late in the first half through Khuliso Mudau.

However, Benin started the second half determined to make it harder for the home team and were helped by the two injuries South Africa received.

Injury Update

Both Evidence Makgopa and Mothobi Mvala were forced off early in the second half due to an ankle and groin injuries, respectively.

They were replaced by the Orlando Pirates duo of Zakhele Lepasa and Nkosinathi Sibisi in the 52nd and 60th minute, respectively.

Impact of Injuries

The impact of the two injuries saw Benin pull one back through Steve Mounie in the 70th minute.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of limping South African team.

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