Cape Town - Free State Stars defender Daniel Cardoso has
been given the green light to return to full training as he continues his
recovery from a shin injury.
Read: Saintfiet glad
for injury respite
Cardoso has yet to feature this season after being sidelined
by a stress fractured that he suffered during pre-season.
The 26-year-old admitted that it has been frustrating not to
be able to contribute thus far, and that he is eager to get back on the park.
"It was frustrating (watching from the sidelines), but
we have a brilliant coach who know what he is doing," Cardoso told the
"I've been with the team the whole time, but I hadn't
been doing full training to avoid contact. I'm glad that I will now be back to
"I might have to join the reserve side to gain match
fitness, it's great platform as there is also a lot of exposure there which
should really help me build up for first team action."
Meanwhile Orlando Pirates will look to return to winning
ways in the Absa Premiership when they host Ea Lla Koto at Orlando Stadium on
Saturday, October 18.
Stars recorded a third win from their last five league
matches when they beat Moroka Swallows 3-2 at home.
Tom Saintfiet side have already claimed three points from as
many away matches this season.
Ea Lla Koto are placed sixth on the PSL log with 10 points
from seven matches.
Kick-off is at 20:15.