Bafana Bafana’s preparations for Afcon 2023 face a substantial setback as Burnley prevents star forward Lyle Foster from joining the squad in Ivory Coast. Foster, addressing mental health issues, has been sidelined since November.
Despite Coach Hugo Broos including him in the preliminary squad, Burnley’s manager, Vincent Kompany, states Foster cannot participate due to ongoing mental health challenges. Kompany stresses the importance of respecting experts’ advice and highlights the gradual approach needed for Foster’s recovery.
While acknowledging Foster’s commitment, he emphasizes prioritizing well-being over immediate sporting considerations, demonstrating a commitment to mental health care.