Rakhale And Qalinge available for the derby
The two stars have been missing from Bucs' line-up in recent matches owing to injury. With coach Kjell Jonevret’s side preparing for this weekend’s Soweto Derby with Kaizer Chiefs, the Buccaneers have provided an update on Rakhale and Qalinge, as well as other players that have been struggling with knocks.
“The attacking midfield duo Thabo Rakhale and Thabo Qalinge are both well into recovery road. Rakhale who suffered from a Meniscal cyst, chronic hamstring and patella tendonitis was given the green light by the medical team and has now started with phase 1 of his rehabilitation. While Qalinge who underwent a plasma replacement procedure has also started with phase 1 of his rehabilitation.
“Meanwhile on the defensive side of things, Thabo Matlaba who suffered a right ankle contusion with a ligamentous sprain, is still undergoing rehab and is scheduled to be re-assessed later today. While his counterpart in the defence Marc Van Heerden who was inflicted with a Grade 1 tear of quadriceps muscle resumed full training yesterday," Bucs confirmed on the club's official website.