Boost for Kaizer Chiefs as striker shakes off nagging injury concerns

Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana
Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana

Burundian striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana will report back for duty at Kaizer Chiefs next week having used a welcomed break to shake off a niggling injury that curtailed his impressive start to life at Naturena.

Bimenyimana has been back home in the Great Lakes Region after Chiefs handed their players a break straight after the Carling Black Label Cup.

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While back home, the lanky striker celebrated his 25th birthday and has now completed the four weeks of rest recommended when he initially picked the injury against Chippa United last month.

After the Chippa game, Bimenyimana missed the midweek tie against TS Galaxy before the club then gambled on him in the second leg of the MTN8 semi-finals against AmaZulu on October 23.

He was off-colour in that game and was pulled out after an hour.

With the gravity of his groin injury evident he missed the league debut and the Carling Black Label.

Wednesday was a month since his last appearance marking the completion of the four weeks that he had been given.

Bimenyimana will now report back for duty hoping that he stays without injury issues until Chiefs return to duty at the end of next month when AmaKhosi visit Golden Arrows.

Since the club turned around to sign after initially dragging their feet this season, Bimenyimana has scored six goals leading the club’s frontline.

Insiders have told this website that the Burundian is aiming towards quickly reaching double figures and then building on his goals return from there.

Burundi’s national team coach Jimmy Ndayizeye has also told this website that he is forecasting a healthy return of goals from Bimenyimana ahead of the resumption of AFCON qualifiers in March  

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