Van Heerden back in action again

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Van Heerden was sidelined with a knee injury sustained while playing for Bafana Bafana in an African Nations Cup qualifier in June and missed the entire pre-season preparations plus the first three months of the new season.

But the highly-rated midfielder, who has also missed Bafana Bafana’s last four matches, ended his frustrating spell on the sidelines by coming on in 74th minute of the weekend’s 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem.

It is the first time since February 2006 that FC Brugge are alone at the top of the Belgian standings, one point ahead of Standard Liege.