Injured Bucs' players back


Da Gama has good reason to be a happy man following the recovery of Lebohang Mokoena, Lehlohonolo Seema, Joseph Kamwendo and Destin Makita from an assortment of injuries.

Seema has confirmed that he is part of the team travelling to Pretoria to visit Matsatsantsa in what is expected to be a thrilling match.

“I am back and have been working hard at training to regain my fitness. It also good to see the other guys back as well after recovering from injury,” he tells Kick Off.

“The rest of my teammates have been doing well in our absence and it won’t be easy going straight into the starting line-up.

“Our games against Supersport are always tough and I expect the same thing tomorrow. One thing that may be to our advantage tomorrow is the fact that we have been playing at Loftus recently and have been performing there.”

Supersport United PRO David Skosana says their only worry was the injury to goalkeeper Denis Onyango but he added that the Ugandan minder was responding well to treatment.”

“Denis has been struggling with a back injury but is recovering well and I am sure he will be part of the team to face Bucs.

“We are up against a tough team tomorrow. It seems that the arrival of Da Gama has seen them turn the corner. But I want to warn them that we are desperate for three points.”

With Teko Modise a revelation for Bucs this season, it remains to be seen how he fares against his former teammates.

United coach Gavin Hunt is expected to assign Shane Poggenpoel to keep an eye on Modise so as to allow Sibusiso Mahlangu freedom to attack and assist Katlego Mphela and Fikru Teferra upfront.

Excellent Walaza will find himself with responsibility of carrying the Ghost’s hopes again and Da Gama will be hoping that the former Under-20 international brings along his scoring boots.