Thibang Phete & Sphephelo Sithole hit out after abandoned Belenenses clash

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Phete and countryman Sphephelo Sithole both ply their trade for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Belenenses whose match against Benfica was abandoned on Saturday evening.

Neither player featured during the clash amid a mass Covid-19 outbreak within the club's camp which forced the team to field just nine players in their starting XI, including two goalkeepers.

"Football is only in colour if there is competition. Football only has colour if it has sports truth. Football only has colour when it is an example of public health. Today, football has lost its colour" the statement said.

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Bongani Zungu (32 caps, 5 goals) – Amiens (Ligue 2
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Percy Tau (33 caps, 13 goals) – Al Ahly (Premier L
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Lorenzo Gordinho (3 caps, 0 goals) – Viborg (Super
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Luther Singh (13 caps, 3 goals) – FC Copenhagen (S
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Ayanda Patosi (12 caps, 3 goals) – Foolad (Persian
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Thibang Phete (1 cap, 0 goals) – Belenenses (Primeira Liga, Portugal)
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Dino Ndlovu (8 caps, 1 goal) – Kocaelispor (1. Lig
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Liam Jordan (4 caps, 0 goals) – Helsingor (First D
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Ryan Moon (8 caps, 1 goal) – Varbergs (Allsvenskan
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Scroll through the gallery to see the 19 Bafana Ba
Scroll through the gallery to see the 19 Bafana Bafana internationals who currently ply their trade abroad
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