Eagles got the better of Libya over two legs in quick succession (image courtesy NFF Media)

Kamohelo Mokotjo, South Africa midfielder, has been ruled out of a crucial Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Nigeria due to injury.

It was learned that the 27-year-old Mokotjo, who plays for English Championship side Brentford, could be out of action for around five weeks.

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This appears to be a setback for the Bafana Bafana, who are one point shy of group leaders Nigeria, and are hoping to overtake the three-time African champions when both teams meet on 17 November at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.