Concerns over player discipline at Mamelodi Sundowns are on the agenda again as Phakamani Mahlambi and Rivaldo Coetzee as both did not take part in Bafana Bafana camps in recent weeks.
Coetzee was dropped from Stuart Baxter’s Bafana Bafana squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after going missing from the squad’s pre-tournament camp in Johannesburg.
The 22-year-old was originally given permission not to attend camp, and told to go and be with his critically ill mother. However, Safa have not been able to get hold of him since at all.
Mahlambi, meanwhile, was dropped from the Cosafa Cup squad amid rumours he had reported to training under the influence, though Bafana’s Cosafa Cup coach David Notoane strenuously denied this.