South Africa replace injured Patrick Phungwayo with Ayanda Gcaba

South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba has called up Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba to replace injured Patrick Phungwayo for the AFCON.

Phungwayo had to be withdrawn from the Africa Cup of Nations squad after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Bafana’s Media officer, Matlhomola Morake, confirmed the news via twitter and revealed the Bucs defender will arrive in Gabon on Tuesday.

“Ayanda Gcaba of Orlando Pirates to replace the injured Phungwayo. Will arrive in Gabon on Tuesday” Morake tweeted.

Shakes Mashaba’s side will take on Mali in an international friendly on Wednesday night.