By Sibusiso Masilela | 2017-11-15
SOCCER – ARMY side Young Buffaloes will be boosted by the return of their skipper Mphile ‘Nyandoro’ Tsabedze during their tricky MTN Premier League clash against Matsapha United at the Mavuso Sports Centre on Saturday.
The Sihlangu player has already resumed training with the team following his six-week absence due to a serious leg injury. He is set to make his return together with two strong defenders in Linda Mkhonta and Siboniso Mamba, who have also been out of action due to injuries.
Buffaloes’ coach Dominic Kunene said the trio would soon return to action as they had recovered from their injuries.
“They are all back in training with the rest of their teammates. We will be happy to have them back in the team in order to add more depth in our squad. We are preparing for the Matsapha United match where we are looking at getting all three points to keep our title hopes alive,” he said.
The army side will be aiming for double over the’ Deep Blue Ocean’ after beating the newcomers 2-0 in their first meeting during the finals of last season’s SwaziBank Cup.
We want to close the gap on Buffaloes – Chaminuka
SOCCER – MATSAPHA United coach Saul Chaminuka says they will be out to close their six-point gap between them and Young Buffaloes when the two teams face-off on Saturday at the Mavuso Sports Centre.
Despite acknowledging their opponents’ current league unbeaten run, the former Zimbabwe national team assistant coach said they wanted nothing but maximum points against the army side.
“We are ready to put up a good fight during the match where points and pride will be stake.
“We will do our level best to emerge victorious at the end of the match. Even though we will be minus three key players, I am confident the available players will do the job inside the field of play,” he said.
The flamboyant newcomers will be without the services of goalkeeper Khanyakwezwe Shabalala, Siphamandla Dhlamini and veteran striker Sidumo Shongwe due to injuries.
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