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Bafana call-up for Pattison

Wits midfielder Matthew Pattison replaces injured Sundowns man Jabulani Shongwe ahead of Bafana's CHAN opener.

Bafana Bafana in training. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana have called up Wits midfielder Matthew Pattison with only days before the start of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament in Cape Town.

The 27 year old Pattison who has two caps for Bafana replaces Sundowns' Jabulani Shongwe who picked up a groin injury in Tuesday's warm-up match against Milano United.

Pattison joins Gordon Igesund's squad on Wednesday.

Bafana Media Manager, Matlhomola Morake says Shongwe's injury is unfortunate.

"Very sad news for Jubulani, but we're told it won't be for too long - about two weeks or so."

South Africa open the tournament with a clash against Mozambique at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday at 18h00.

For more on Bafana's preparations in the Mothercity check out this video.