Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has confirmed his return to training ahead of the Soweto Derby against former side Kaizer Chiefs.
Khuzwayo was one of nine players snapped up by Pirates at the start of the season, putting an end to his seven-year stay with cross-town rivals Chiefs.
The former AmaZulu shot-stopper, however, is yet to feature for Pirates this season after it was initially said that he would miss the club’s opening games against Highlands Park and Chippa United after undergoing ‘minor surgery’.
The 28-year-old took to his official twitter account to confirm his return, despite Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic recently revealing that the club would not rush the shot stopper back into action.
‘Goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo will miss the start of the league as he is set to be out of action for between 3-4 weeks,’ a statement by the club read in October.
‘Khuzwayo will see an orthopaedic surgeon this week to remove screws in his ankle and to have a scope performed. Although not serious, this treatment is more of a corrective measure to allow the player to endure a pain-free season with the Buccaneers,’ it read.
Feels good to be back ☠️🔥☠️☠️☠️🔥🔥🔥. Dumela happy people ☠️ pic.twitter.com/lFMSnDqPdL
— BK___ONE (@Brilliekhuzwayo) October 15, 2018
It remains to be seen whether Khuzwayo will be drafted into the matchday squad following his return to training. Pirates do duty against Chippa United in a Telkom Knockout fixture on Saturday night, before facing arch-rivals in the Soweto derby on 27 October at the FNB Stadium.
Photo: Pirates twitter account