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Ntshangase has been left behind by Marumo Gallants.

South Africa’s CAF Confederation Cup representatives Marumo Gallants who qualified for the tournament through winning the Nedbank cup last season, have landed in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday. The surprising factor is that the side landed with only 12 on-field players for their game against Futuro Kings set to take place on Saturday.

Washington Arubi is the only goalkeeper who is traveling and he is expected to join the rest of the squad members in Malabo on Friday (today) to take the number up to 13 players in the camp. Arubi was on national duty with the Zimbabwe national team in Ethiopia for their FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Washington Arubi's chances of joining his teammates remain in doubt as the club has failed to apply for his visa early on time. This Means as it stands now, Gallants will play their match at Estadio de Mongomo without a goalkeeper, they might field an on-field player in the goalkeeper position.

There has not been any explanation as to why the club would take such a small number of squad players for the match but certain reports have gathered that most of the new signings were not registered for the competition while some players don’t have passports to travel abroad.

Regular players who have been left behind include the likes of Ayanda Nkili, Celimpilo Ngema, Lerato Lamola, Lebohang Mabotja, Sede Junior Dion, Thembi Nevhulamba, Miguel Timm, Mpho Mvelase, reserve keeper Simon Mamudzidi and Aluwani Nedzamba. The new signings left behind are, Siphelele Ntshangase and King Ndlovu.

According to FARPOST, they have reached out to club spokesperson Rufus Matsena, who has also traveled with the team but faild to get hlod of him. Marumo Gallants will take on Liga Nacional de Futbol side Futuro Kings on Saturday evening 11 September at 17:00.

Kings are the club where current Gallants assistant coach Jean-Francois Losciuto used to be head coach of.

Sources: FARPost

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