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Very Bad News For AWOL Orlando Pirates Star Goodman Mosele As SAFA Sends A Strong Message

A week ago South African national team (Bafana Bafana) coach Hugo Broos was evidently disappointed when he confirmed that Orlando Pirates star Goodman Mosele was AWOL, after he reportedly failed to show up to the Bafana Bafana camp ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match against Ethiopia.

The absence of Goodman Mosele from the Bafana Bafana squard made news headlines in the country ahead of the match against Ethiopia, but fortunately Mosele's absence did not negatively impact Bafana Bafana as they beat Ethiopia 3-1 on Saturday.

There are currently a couple of conflicting reports about the possible reasons for Goodman Mosele's failure to appear at the Bafana Bafana camp after he was called by Hugo Broos, one report suggests that Goodman Mosele unfortunately had some mental health issues that prevented him to honor Hugo Broos' call up, while another report claims that he had a prior unspecified family engagement.

However, the South African Football Association (SAFA) is clearly disappointed by Goodman Mosele's failure to show up for Bafana Bafana, as they have sent a strong message to the Orlando Pirates star threatening to punish him.

According to SAFA president Tebogo Motlanthe, Goodman Mosele could possibly be facing a two match ban for his actions if he does not provide a good reason for his absence from the national team.

"As SAFA we can ban him for two matches. No one knows where the player is and there has been no communication. So, we will exercise what the Fifa rules say in this regard" - Said Tebogo Motlanthe.

Bafana Bafana are currently on top of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers group thanks to the impressive 3-1 win over Ethiopia on Saturday, and they will be hoping to consolidate the top spot by taking another crucial 3 points from Ethiopia on Tuesday 11 October.

Sources References | SAFA |

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