• Mashiane back in full training at Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that promising young defender Happy Mashiane has been declared fit to return to full training after being sidelined through injury.

    The 21-year-old was one of a few standout performers in what was a forgettable campaign for Amakhosi before being forced off the field with a toe injury during their Nedbank Cup victory over Tornado back in January.

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

    Meanwhile, Chiefs’ physiotherapist Dave Milner revealed that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is training under the watchful eye of the medical team.

    ‘Khune has resumed training and we’re assessing him daily,’ Milner told his club’s offical website.

    ‘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.’

    Milner also confirmed that Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has started with the jogging phase in the process of recovering from an achilles injury he sustained during their 1-1 draw with SuperSport United in March.

    ‘Ngcobo will still need to go through a strengthening phase.

    ‘He is doing well, though, considering that the achilles normally can take a bit of time to recover. We are looking to September to have him joining his teammates on the ball,’ Milner concluded.

    This means that both Khune and Ngcobo will not be available for Amakhosi’s upcoming pre-season friendly matches taking place this weekend in Botswana, and next week’s much-anticipated Carling Black Label Cup.

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