South Africa's technical team have confirmed Surprise Moriri’s withdrawal from the 30-man provisional FIFA Confederations Cup squad due to a recurring knee injury.
The Mamelodi Sundowns star midfielder suffered a recurrence of the
injury in a practice match on Saturday in Germiston and today his
withdrawal was confirmed.
As expected, Moriri is devastated, “It is very unfortunate, but on the
other hand I understand it is part of the game. It is devastating news
"What can I say? I will miss out, which is something very
disappointing, but I wish the guys all the best for the tournament,”
says a very disappointed Moriri.
Bafana head coach, Joel Santana, will reduce the squad to 23 players on
June 4 and says he won’t be calling a replacement for Moriri as he has
enough players in midfield.