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Mbuyane back to help beat the drop

Thulasizwe Mbuyane during the MTN 8 1st Leg semi final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates from FNB Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Thulasizwe Mbuyane during the MTN 8 1st Leg semi final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates from FNB Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Thulasizwe Mbuyane is on the verge of making a comeback for Mpumalanga Black Aces following a hamstring injury that has denied him game time.

After joining the side from Orlando Pirates, Mbuyane was expected to play a crucial role that would hopefully help the team to save their PSL status.

AmaZayoni’s hospital beds were almost full to capacity in the last few weeks seeing some of the major contributors sidelined for important clashes – including the 2-1 defeat to Maritzburg United that saw the team crash out of the Nedbank Cup.

“Juju has recovered well from his hamstring injury and should be back in full training with the team next Monday. His recovery and rehabilitation programmes have gone really well,” the club announced.

Innocent Mdledle, who has not featured for the side since joining the team from SuperSport United, and Omar Hendricks are also a few weeks away from a making their returns, but Tumelo Mopedi has finished his rehabilitation and has been cleared to go back into full training after breaking nose during a training session.

Sandile Zuke is suspended following his red card against Maritzburg in the Nedbank Cup and will be a notable absentee in the team’s clash against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.

But there are some good news for Clive Barker’s charges. Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela has been cleared to play on Sunday after a rib injury scare and Eddie Ngalo returns from suspension.

Aces media officer Gordon Masondo said that following news that most of the players will be returning to the pitch, the team will have to put their defeat against Maritzburg at the back of their minds and start picking up points.

 

 

 

 

 

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