Cape Town - Free State Stars are monitoring the progress of
a group of key players who are nursing injuries ahead of the resumption of
league action next week.
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Ea Lla Koto have the likes of Daniel Cardoso, Robert
Sankara, Richard Henyekane, Sibusiso Mthethwa and captain Paulus Masehe on
their injury list.
Stars head coach Tom Saintfiet has welcomed the
international break as an opportunity to closely supervise the players ahead of
their visit to Orlando Pirates on Saturday, October 18.
"At the moment, we have so many breaks, it is already
the third break, so it is a little bit crazy actually," Saintfiet said.
"But we understand also that there are international
matches to be played and there were MTN8 final matches to be played.
"We can't change it, so we don't have to complain about
it. It is also good that we can give some players rest and investigate what is
really wrong with them.
"So, let us take it positive and let’s use it to
recover the injured players and to be fully fit and focused for the next game
against Orlando Pirates."
The Qwa-Qwa outfit are currently placed sixth in the league
standings, with 10 points on the board after seven matches thus far.
Kick-off is at 20:15.