Injured Lekoelea already back at training


Tshepo Ramokala, who also injured in the two-car mishap on the N3/N12 Highway just after the Germiston off ramp, may resume training with the team today.

Stars’ spokesman Putco Mafani has disclosed details of the double car crash that took place while the two players, along with kit manager Ndivhuwo Mafune, were returning from the Tycoons’ league against Moroka Swallows.

Mafani says Ramokala lost control of his car after swerving to avoid a stray dog. His car, a BMW hit Lekoelea’s car which, was driving in the middle lane causing both drivers to lose control.

Lekoelea’s car rolled until it lay on its back but the player was lucky to survive and pulled himself out of the wrecked car.

Ramokala’s car left the road completely and only stopped on the other side of the road but both Mafune, who was travelling with Ramokala and Ramokala, got out of the car with the latter sustaining minor scratches and a cut on his hand.

Ramokala was then rushed to Alberton’s Netcare Hospital where he received a few stitches on his right hand but the doctors also conducted a brain scan, and a couple of x-rays. The player was subsequently discharged at around 12h00, on Tuesday.

Lekoelea and Mafune were back at the club on Tuesday morning while Ramokala is expected to return today.

Mafani says that Stars are hard at work preparing for their CAF Champions League clash against Egyptian giants Al Ahly this weekend.

Speaking to, Lekoelea said: “I still don’t know how I survived, but thank God I am still alive. My car is a complete write off but what matters most is that I still have my life.

“I was admitted to hospital and released as I only suffered bruises on my body. Depending on the coach's selection I will be ready to play against Al Ahly on Saturday.”

Stars official Thierry Mulonzo also today that Ramokala will probably be available for selection this weekend’s game at the Atteridgeville at Super Stadium.