No Rhulani For Bafana Bafana

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Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has missed out on the opportunity to represent the nation.

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena will not travel with South African national team.

This comes afrter Bafana Bafana head Coach Stuart Baxter, invited Rhulani as technical team for the tour to Zambia – where South Africa meet Angola on Thursday‚ March 22‚ then one of Zimbabwe or the hosts on Sunday‚ March 25 – ostensibly as an observer.

However Rhulani will not take part, as Baxter confirmed the news.

“Probably to start with is to mention the situation with Rhulani, the coach that we wanted to invite on to the camp,” Baxter said.

“As everybody knows this camp has been really, really compromised in terms of time for preparation… what that has done is make the line of communications also a little bit short,” he explained.

“It’s possible that protocol wasn’t followed 100%. So at this moment in time Rhulani is not going to take part in our camp. We understand the situation with Pirates and we just want to let everybody know that the intention was to bring in a young upcoming coach and give him that experience. That was a positive gesture and all parties will look to readdress that,” Baxter confirmed.