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Despite not featuring for much of AmaZulu's matches last season, Marc Van Heerden has been rewarded to face Nigeria in the Nelson Mandela Challenge

The Usuthu left-back is getting a chance to impress for South Africa, due to the injuries of two SuperSport United player’s Bennett Chenene and the experienced Innocent Mdledle.

Both players had hamstring injuries and are out of the running for the Nigeria game in Durban on Wednesday. Van Heerden has been brought in to the side, filling in for Mdledle. Meanwhile Chenene has not been replaced.

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Van Heerden's return from injury during the preseason, proves that he is one of the most hard working and commited players. Coach Gordon Igesund always emphasized this quality when selecting players to represent the country.

The 25-year-old will also be expected to feature against Burkina Faso at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

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