Bafana Bafana have to win when they take on Namibia tonight,

Dean Furman will sit out Bafana Bafana’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations fixtures against Namibia tonight – a precautionary measure to avoid him missing the final Group D game versus Morocco a few days later.

The midfield hardman set out two of the national team’s training sessions post their narrow 1-0 defeat in their tournament opener against Ivory Coast on Monday and either Hlompho Kekana or Bongani Zungu will take his place

Furman watched from the side lines as he nursed a knee injury from what might have been a collision with one of the Ivorian players during Monday’s game.

Furman was viewed as one of the outstanding players for Bafana in what was mostly a lacklustre performance by coach Stuart Baxter’s men.

Baxter is likely to make more than one forced change, however, when Bafana take on Namibia in a game they have to win to have any hopes of progressing to the last 16 of the competition here in Egypt.

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