Downs Set To Welcome Back Key Midfielder After Break

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Al Ahly have reportedly identified a replacement for Europe-bound Aliou Dieng.
Al Ahly have reportedly identified a replacement for Europe-bound Aliou Dieng.

The FIFA international break will give a few of Mamelodi Sundowns' stars a chance to make their way back from injury, as the final stretch of the campaign will test the club as they chase a historic treble which includes the CAF Champions League title. 

One of the key men likely to make a return to the side immediately after the break is midfielder Sphelele Mkhulise, who has been out nursing an injury which kept him out of the final Bafana Bafana squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Liberia. 

READ: Downs Exits Looming? Injuries & Game Time Affect Two Players

Mkhulise had been in great form before picking up an injury in the Champions League group stage clash against Al Ahly in Cairo, but chances are that he could be back on the pitch by the time the international break is over, to give Sundowns a boost in the final stages of the campaign. 

Are you enjoying our new online stadium? is Soccer Laduma’s new home. You’ll not only get the best soccer news, but you will also be able to comment on articles, view other comments, save articles to read later and much more! SIGN UP for free and explore our new home!

Mkhulise has forced his way into the team after a slow start to the season and is one of the players will definitely rely on in their attempt to finally get a second Champions League title.

Experienced midfielder Bongani Zungu is another player who could be closer to a return. Before the clash against Ahly at Loftus on March 11, head coach Rulani Mokwena stated that the former Amiens player would be out "for another two weeks or so" and, if all goes according to plan, he could be back in early April to give the team more options in the middle of the park. 

Some of the other players who are slowly making a comeback at Chloorkop and Lebohang Maboe and Abubeker Nasir, who have been training on the grass. 

READ: Downs Midfielder Eyed By Two Suitors?

After the break, Sundowns will take on Cameroonian side Coton Sport at Loftus on April 1 in Tshwane, before taking on Cape Town City at the same venue.  

You must be SIGNED IN to read and post comments.   

Click here to register

Show Comments ()
Match Centre
All Tournaments
Live Scores
South Africa Premier League
Blow the whistle

Do you have a news tip or story you would like to share with Soccer Laduma?

Email our news team
Feedback & Complaints

Got something on your mind? Get in touch!

Get in touch!