Cape Town - Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama says
that Kaizer Chiefs loanee Yusuf Bunting has not played regularly due to
illness, injuries and his exams.
Since joining the club at the start of 2018/19, Bunting has played
just one minute of Absa Premiership football at it appears he is not yet at
the level to start.
The player made his name in Chiefs' MultiChoice Diski Challenge side but was sent to Highlands in order to get PSL experience.
However, thus far the 23-year-old is yet to make his mark for the outfit from Tembisa.
Da Gama told Kickoff: "He was rather unfortunate with
injuries and then he was hospitalised with a throat infection for a
couple of weeks. Then he also had to go write his exams, so we had to
give him time off.
"For a team that's fresh in the PSL it's difficult, because we have
to try keep the momentum going, but we can't be selfish and not allow
him to go write his exams. We can't be selfish and not give him time to
study. We can't be selfish and force him to play with injuries.
"He's been unfortunate, even if you go back to Chiefs. He's had a lot
of injuries. We have been trying to build and get him as strong as
possible, without being scared that we are building him for Chiefs. We
have to do the right thing for the boy.
"He scored a goal in a friendly and he scored two in the MDC recently
and another great one in training, so he is slowly getting there."