Cape Town - Lebogang Manyama should be
ready for action in around two weeks and will prove a match winner, according
to Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas.
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Manyama was signed by Amakhosi last week, the
2017 PSL Player of the Season having spent last season at Turkish side
Having not been involved in the off-season
with the Soweto giants, Manyama still has to catch up on his match fitness, but
Solinas expects to see him soon firing on all cylinders for the Glamour Boys.
"He is a big player and we have put
him on a special programme to improve fitness," said the Italy-born coach.
"I think he needs a minimum of two
weeks to be on the right fitness level. When he is fit he will help us to score
the goals and win games.
"I am very happy about him coming to us,
but we have to wait for him to improve his fitness and I am sure that when he
is fit we will have another option in the attack.
"When he starts playing I am sure that
he will make the contribution," the Amakhosi mentor continued.
"At the moment he is working on his
fitness and we must remember that he did not have a pre-season and in modern football
a player needs mobility.
"A player needs to run off the ball
and move into open spaces and for that to happen you need fitness. If he is not
fit, he can't play according to our philosophy."