Happy is back

The sensational Happy Mashiane has recovered from a toe injury and has joined the team in full training during this preseason. The dynamic left-back got injured in January when Amakhosi beat Tornado FC in last season’s Nedbank Cup Round of 32.

The medical team confirmed that Mashiane has recovered as he joined the team in full training and is ready to take to the field.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is training under the watchful eye of the medical team. “Khune has resumed training and we’re assessing him daily,” confirmed team physiotherapist Dave Milner. “He has made a considerable progress but we will only be able to ascertain his readiness to play at the beginning of August. A shoulder injury is sensitive and we have to make sure he is comfortable and ready to play.” Khune injured his shoulder during the team training in January. 

Another dynamite, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has started with the jogging phase in the process of recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered in March during a 1-1 drawn match against Supersport United.

“Ngcobo will still need to go through a strengthening phase,” concluded Milner, “he is doing well though considering that the Achilles normally can take a bit of time to recover. We are looking at September to have him joining his teammates on the ball.”

This means Khune and Ngcobo will not be available during the upcoming preseason friendly matches taking place this weekend in Botswana and next week’s the much anticipated Carling Black Label Cup.