Absa Premiership

Middendorp expecting injured quartet back after international break

2019-10-04 09:58
Samir Nurkovic
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he is expecting four of his injured players to return to action after the upcoming international break.

Samir Nurkovic, George Maluleka, Reeve Frosler and Kgotso Moleko all missed the last game against Golden Arrows on Tuesday that Chiefs won 2-0 to remain on top of the league standings.

Amakhosi do not have a fixture this coming weekend while the FIFA international break is also coming up and Middendorp is confident all four players will be available when Chiefs take on Mamelodi Sundowns in their next fixture on 27 October.

"We are looking at this period to have the players recovering from injuries," Middendorp told the Kaizer Chiefs website.

"Players like Samir Nurkovic, George Maluleka, Reeve Frosler and Kgotso Moleko will be back soon."

Middendorp also revealed that defender, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, has returned to training having struggled with injuries this year.

The mentor added: "And I'm glad Ramahlwe Mphahlele is making steady progress as well.

"He is now playing as an extra man in training which is a good sign – he is close to making a comeback."

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Mamelodi Sundowns v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Friday, 25 October 2019
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