Absa Premiership

Mphela lacking full fitness

2015-08-31 18:00
Katlego Mphela is struggling to find a team. PHOTO: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix

Cape Town - Royal Eagles coach Vladislav Heric admits that new striker Katlego Mphela is far from fit for first-team action.

The National First Division side signed the former Bafana Bafana marksman as a free agent after Kaizer Chiefs dumped him two months ago.

Eagles also captured former Premiership stars Dominic Isaacs and Khethokwakhe Masuku as they look to improve their promotion bid this term.

Heric hopes Mphela can win the race for fitness before their league clash against AmaZulu on September 9 after falling to Cape Town All Stars with a 1-0 loss at the weekend.

When asked how far away Mphela was from making an impact, Heric told KickOff: "Very far, especially Katlego Mphela with reasonable fitness but our fitness trainer Michael Kemp is busy assessing him.

"They all got the test Friday and from that test we will assess the physical condition of the players, try to improve to get them ready as soon as possible.

"I believe they will be ready against AmaZulu after the FIFA break which I hope we will get three points there."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.