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Injury blow to Mphela’s hopes

FILE PICTURE: Katleho Mphela of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 30, 2014 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Katleho Mphela of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 30, 2014 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

With Bafana Bafana off to Sudan without dependable strikers, one of Bafana’s more established marksman, Katlego Mphela, has been ruled out for three months.

The Kaizer Chiefs striker broke his foot in an MTN8 match against Platinum Stars two weeks ago.

“Katlego Mphela had a successful operation last Friday,” Chiefs said on their Twitter account today.

“He is in a ‘moon boot’ & will be out for 3 months. Speedy Recovery!”

Mphela was showing the form of old with a fine strike against Stars and perhaps, he thought he would return to Bafana under Shakes Mashaba, but those ambitions now have to be -put on hold.

Killer, as he is known, is one of the country’s leading goalscorers with 23 international goals from 53 matches.

He is third on the all-time goalscorer list after Benni McCarthy, who has 32, and Shaun Bartlett, who has 28.

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