Absa Premiership

Saintfiet glad for injury respite

2014-10-13 08:18
Tom Saintfiet (File)

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.

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