Royal Eagles without coach Kostadin Papic due to health issues

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Papic has been missing from the Eagles bench as they beat University of Pretoria 1-0 last weekend and then lost 3-1 to AmaZulu on Wednesday, missing the opportunity to move above Stellenbosch FC, who also lost 1-0 yesterday.

Papic, meanwhile, has confirmed his return to Serbia but could not reveal details of his illness pending a doctor's appointment set for Friday.

"Sorry, I'm in Serbia. I'm sick but I will only see the doctor tomorrow. Let's talk next week," he tells this website.