Thulani Serero has asked to be excused from Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane if he is not guaranteed to play. The midfielder is one of a few overseas-based players who have not arrived due to their flights being cancelled or delayed. The others are Lebogang Manyama‚ Andile Jali and Keagan Dolly. In Serero’s case, there is more to the story. "Thulani gave an indication to Barney Kujane [the team manager] that if he’s not going to play‚ he doesn’t really want to come to camp‚" Bafana coach Stuart Baxter said on Tuesday. "So because this is a national team and not a club team‚ you can’t guarantee people places." Baxter said Serero can stay where he is in the Netherlands, where he plays for Vitesse‚ because no player is guaranteed a place. "Whether that’s permanent‚ I don’t know… we have asked him to put that in writing so that we know for sure. "Maybe it’s a shame for his teammates who are working very hard to beat Senegal‚ so we wa...

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