Masilela withdrawn from Bafana ahead of Chan

The extent of Masilela's injury is at the moment unknown, but it has been confirmed that he will miss the Chan tournament
By Ernest Makhaya

Bafana Bafana will be without Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela for the 2014 Chan tournament which kicks off on January 11 in Cape Town.

Masilela is reportedly nursing an injury, and the news was confirmed by Bafana media officer Matlhomola Morake.

"Masilela is out injured. So, he will not be part of the squad for Chan," Morake told Goal.

He also confirmed that coach Gordon Igesund will announce Masilela's replacement within the next 24 hours.

"The coach is yet to replace Masilela, but the announcement should be made today or tomorrow the latest," he said.

Masilela was expected to arrive with the rest of his Chiefs teammates in the Mother City today, but he will now have to watch the tournament from distance.

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