Absa Premiership

Ntshumayelo ready for action

2015-06-18 15:00
Thandani Ntshumayelo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates playmaker Thandani Ntshumayelo has recovered from his infection and is ready to win back his place in the Buccaneers midfield.

Read: Ngoma unsure of Pirates stay

The 24-year-old missed the Buccaneers' CAF Confederations Cup playoff against AS Kaloum earlier this month due to an upper respiratory tract infection that kept him out for three weeks.

Fortunately for Ntshumayelo, Pirates hammered Kaloum 6-1 over the two-legged encounter and now he is back and fit to help the team in the group stage of the competition, starting next weekend against AC Leopards.

"I'm fully fit and waiting for my chance to play," he told Soccer Laduma.

"Injuries are the worst as they stop your progress, however it's part of the game. I'm just happy to be back.

"It's great that we are competing in the CAF tournament. This gives all the players a chance to play. I would like to make a bigger impact in our CAF games and it starts with being fully fit and available," he concluded.

The Bucs travel to Congo to take on Leopards on June 26 before welcoming Egyptian side Zamalek to Orlando Stadium on 10 July and round off the first half of group fixtures with a trip to Tunisia to take on CS Sfaxien.

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