This is not the first time Serero has done this, having shown South Africa the middle finger during Gordon Igesund and Shakes Mashaba’s tenures.
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter confirmed that Serero is not joining the Bafana camp.
“He gave the indication to Barney [Kujane] that if he is not going to play he does not want to come to camp,” Baxter told the media on Tuesday.
“This is a national team and not a club, this is not a place where we can guarantee people places. If he does not feel that it’s an honour enough to be called to the national team camp, then he may as well stay where he is. Whether that’s permanent or not, I don’t know.
“We have asked him to put that in writing so that we know for sure, but at the moment we have not heard anything. But he has certainly told us that he is not going to join the camp,” added Baxter.
Bafana are set to play Senegal in back-to-back 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers on Friday and Tuesday next week.
If they manage to beat the Teranga Lions twice, they’ll qualify for the global showpiece.