Absa Premiership

Ntshumayelo boost for Pirates

2013-09-17 13:07
Thandani Ntshumayelo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates are set to be boosted by the return to full fitness of Thandani Ntshumayelo.

The hard tackling midfielder has recovered from an ankle injury sustained against his former team, SuperSport United, in the MTN8 quarter-finals last month.

“Bibo” missed Pirates’ crucial encounters against Zamalek away from home as well as the Happy People’s 1-0 triumph over arch-rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, in the MTN8 semi-final first leg on August 24.

Pirates' physiotherapist, John Williams, confirmed on Monday that the 23-year-old can resume full training.

“Bibo is okay - he will tomorrow start normal training with everybody, but he has to catch up in terms of match fitness etc,” Williams told Pirates' official website.

Ntshumayelo, who also missed Bafana Bafana’s World Cup qualifier against Botswana earlier this month, said he is delighted to be back.

“The doctors gave me the green light to start doing normal training. It is obviously great news to me but I also understand I have a lot of work to do.

“I feel good - I feel no pain whatsoever... let us see how everything goes tomorrow as I will be joining the rest of the guys for full training sessions.

"I did some light training last week and everything was normal so ja, I am ready to start training tomorrow.”

It remains to be seen if Ntshumayelo will make the 18-man Pirates squad to face Polokwane City on Wednesday night.

The Buccaneers will lock horns with the struggling PSL newcomers at Orlando Stadium (19:30 kick-off).


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