(From Panafrican News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire)
Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - At least three top South African football players have ducked the weekend trip to war-torn Burundi for the last Group 11 Cup of Nations qualifier.
Celta Vigo's Benni McCarthy, Shaun Bartlett of Charlton Athletic and Ajax Amsterdam's Stephen Pienaar have failed to report for camp and are reportedly unreachable.
South Africa need a point to top the group ahead of Cote d'Ivoire in order to qualify of the Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia next year.
Bafana Bafana (South Africa) and the Ivorian Elephants are tied on 7 points, but the latter has already …