South Africa national team failed to travel to Dubai on Monday evening for their Afcon preparations.
The team faced problems with their flight at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and were spotted leaving to return to their hotel.
.@BafanaBafana really do want to fly under the radar into Egypt for @AFCON2019_en #AFCON2019. They are making a low-key exit from @ortambo_int as I type, + the only camera thr to capture it is @marc_strydom and his phone. Brought to you by @TimesLIVE + @SowetanLIVE. Fly boys fly pic.twitter.com/4g64IBTXyI
— Marc Strydom (@marc_strydom) June 10, 2019
According to SAFA, the players were supposed to fly out together, but upon arrival at the airport, they learnt that they were booked in two batches.
Bafana Bafana are now set to travel to the Middle East this morning as a single unit.
The Southern Africans are scheduled to play Ghana on 15 June before heading to Afcon host nation Egypt where they will square off with Angola in another warm-up match.