Pienaar scare for Bafana


‘Schillo’ sustained an injury to his left ankle and will need a late fitness test to determine his readiness for the must-win Africa Cup of Nations Group D clash against the Lions of Teranga, Senegal, on Thursday.

Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira is, however, confident that the midfielder will be okay for tomorrow's game.

"I do not think it is something serious. I am sure he will be fine for tomorrow's game," he says.

The coach also responded to questions about Tsepo Masilela, who was substituted for Brett Evans in the game against Tunisia. The Maccabi Haiffi leftback appeared to be complaining of a pulled muscle as Katlego Mphela took the field against Tunisia.

"Tsepo was substituted because of a minor injury,” he says. “We are hoping he will be OK for the game against Senegal. He has been training this week, but I would say his chances of playing are 7 out of 10."