Pienaar doubtful for Egypt clash
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South Africa captain Steven Pienaar is doubtful for their 2012 CAF African Nations Cup qualifier against defending champions Egypt in Cairo on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Tottenham Hotspur footballer injured his knee in a training collision with fellow midfielder Happy Jele just a few days after recovering from a groin strain.

Coach Pitso Mosimane was pessimistic about his midfield talisman's chances: "It does not look good for Steven, but I will wait until the last minute before making a decision. Siphiwe Tshabalala is standing by to take over as captain."

South Africa lead Group G with seven points at the halfway stage of the six-round qualifying competition followed by Niger (six), Sierra Leone (two) and Egypt (one), with only the winners guaranteed a place at the finals.