The Bafana coach left Spain-based defender Morris out of his FIFA Confederations Cup squad in a confusing move.
“I’m not going to go into details why we dropped Morris – it is an internal matter,” Santana said.
The coach would not be coaxed into revealing the underlying reason for his decision, saying only, “We have a code of conduct which every player has to follow.”
It has been suggested that Morris was ‘confrontational’ when he arrived in camp after a season in La Liga, where he missed just one match throughout the campaign with Recreativo Huelva. Santana would not expand further on this matter, however.