Lyle Foster will be playing for Burnley instead of Bafana Bafana during the Afcon.
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Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos cut a frustrated figure as he explained why Lyle Foster wasn’t part of the 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Ivory Coast next year.
Foster’s omission was a big blow for Broos because he also couldn’t select France-based forward Lebo Mothiba due to a long-term injury he sustained in the colours of Strasbourg.
There was hope that Foster would lead the Bafana attack when he returned to action for Burnley on 16 December, where he played 45 minutes. That was his first game after spending almost two months on the sidelines because of mental health challenges.
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