local soccer 5.12.2014 12:05 pm

SuperSport United two players down for match against Ajax Cape Town

FILE PICTURE: Thuso Phala of United. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Thuso Phala of United. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

In the squad that will be playing Ajax Cape Town on Sunday afternoon at the Athlone Stadium in a league match, SuperSport United will be missing two crucial players.

The first player is Thuso Phala, a phenomenal contributor to the club’s recent success.

Since the arrival of coach Gordon Igesund, Phala has been has not only improved his personal game but has also inspired some of the younger players in the team.

He was given the marching orders in their 3-1 loss against cross-town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, and for this reason, he won’t be available to help the team overcome their opponents.

The former Platinum Stars forward netted Matsatsantsa’ winner against his former club, a match that saw the Pretoria side crowned the new Telkom Knockout champions.

This was Igesund’s first cup title in less than three months since his appointment as head coach.

The second player is former Sundowns midfielder Dove Wome.

Wome has been booked four consecutive times and according to the rules, should a player receive four yellow cards, he will be suspended for the next game.

Wome was the sole contributor to United’s midweek loss and he has been improving match-by-match and has scored scoring eight goals in 14 games, in all competitions.

Sundowns are said to be keen to see Wome return to their set-up once his loan spell, that began before this campaign, expires next season.

Matsatsantsa are currently 11th on the Absa Premiership log after collecting 15 points from 11 games.

Other players who will be missing in actions for their teams this weekend; Mpumalanga Black Ace’s Edwin Gyimah, Franklin Cale of Ajax Cape Town, Free State Stars’s Robert Sankara and Mpho Matsi from the University of Pretoria.

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