Brighton forward Percy Tau is amongst six South Africans dominated out of an global friendly in opposition to Uganda in Soweto on Thursday after attempting out sure for Covid-19.
A nationwide football affiliation notify acknowledged defender Mosa Lebusa and midfielders Rivaldo Coetzee, Sipho Mbule, Tebogo Mokoena and Mothobi Mvala were the opposite withdrawals from a 19-robust squad.
Assistant coaches Cedomir Janevski and Helman Mkhalele absorb known as up four uncapped avid gamers, Denwin Farmer, Proof Makgopa, Njabulo Ngcobo and Ethan Brooks, as replacements.
Macedonian Janevski and inclined South Africa smartly-known person Mkhalele are section of a novel instructing crew, but head coach Hugo Broos will most likely be missing having returned dwelling to Belgium for his 2nd Covid-19 injection.
South Africa and Uganda, ranked 75th and 84th respectively on the earth, are desperate for a morale-boosting victory after both did not qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Countries in Cameroon.
Uganda furthermore modified coaches just lately, ditching Northern Eire-born Johnny McKinstry and appointing native Abdallah Mubiru as caretaker boss.
Both countries are making prepared for 2022 World Cup qualifying from September. South Africa meet Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Team G and Uganda face Mali, Kenya and Rwanda in Team E.