Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says Katlego Mphela is not far from breaking into
his starting line-up, if he continues to work hard.
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The striker has struggled to live up to his reputation ever
since making the switch from Mamelodi Sundowns a season-and-a-half ago. His
stay at Naturena has been hindered by injures and most recently illness.
"The situation with Katlego is that he is training and
working hard," Baxter told Football411.
"The problem we are currently facing with him is that
there are not enough games where we can play him so he can get himself into a
"He was close to returning not so long ago and looked
really good, but he got ill again and missed training.
"But he's back, training hard again and we will just
continue to monitor his situation.
"But he just needs to do more work probably to get
himself fit and injury free.
"And we will take it from there, the only problem with
him is once he's closer to his return, he'll get injured again, hopefully it's
not the case this time."
The 30-year-old came from the bench and scored Amakhosi 3rd
goal as they trashed Edu Sports 4-0 in the Nedbank Cup Last-32 at the weekend.