Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has returned to full training ahead of their Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final clash against Maritzburg United on Sunday.
The Soweto giants will be hoping to continue their winning form and book their place in the finals of the knockout tournament when they travel to the Mbombela Stadium this weekend.
With Daniel Akepyi ruled out through suspension, Khune faces stiff competitions for a place in the starting lineup from the likes of Bruce Bvuma and Brylon Petersen respectively.
The Glamour Boys released the following statement on the players, which reads:
According to the medical report, with the exception of Joseph Molangoane, the rest of the squad is looking good. Molangoane successfully removed some of the screws from the surgery he underwent for his leg injury.
Returning from injuries
Ahead of their trip to Nelspruit for the Telkom Knockout Cup on the weekend, Itumeleng Khune is medically fit and has joined the team in full training. Khune has been recovering from a groin injury he picked up in the game against Baroka FC in September.
Also making a welcome return from an ankle injury is Kearyn Baccus. The midfield maestro was on fine form before getting injured in Telkom Knockout Cup Round of 16 match against Cape Town City in October.
It is a matter of time before we see Nkosingiphile Ngcobo back in contention for his places in the team. The youngster has made a steady progress through the Reserves league matches, playing ninety minutes in the Multichoice Diski Challenge Soweto Derby last Saturday. Ngcobo ruptured Achilles Tendon in March in a game against SuperSport United.
Returning from International Duty
International players, Khama Billiat, Lazalous Kambole, Daniel Akpeyi, Mulomowandau Mathoho and Lebogang Manyama all returned to the Club after participating in the Afcon qualifiers during the Fifa International Break.
On International Duty
Meanwhile, Happy Mashiane and Siyabonga Ngezana are with the South African Under 23 National Team participating in the U-23 AfconFCON in Egypt and will not be available for selection in Mbombela.
Daniel Akpeyi, Eric Mathoho and Willard Katsande are ruled of Mbombela trip due to suspension.
The Telkom Knockout Cup semifinal against Maritzburg United is billed to take place on Sunday, 24th November at Mbombela Stadium, kicking off at 15:00.
You may also like