Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler says he is not going to entertain any national team requests for the COSAFA Cup as he needs all his players in the PSL promotion play-offs.
While the 2018-2019 South African football season comes to an end this weekend with the Nedbank Cup final, there will be no holidays for some players who will switch their focus to international football for the next month or so.
Bafana Bafana have secured an international friendly match against Ghana and are working on getting another match against Algeria or Tunisia as part of their preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt next month.
Organisers of the 2018 COSAFA Cup say preparations will still have to continue even after the late withdrawal of Namibia from the tournament.
Banyana Banyana forward Chantelle Esau is out of the 2018 COSAFA Cup squad after suffering a knee injury at training on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth.