Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Bafana Bafana defender Thapelo Morena will go below the knife on Sunday.
Morena suffered fracture and ligament harm on his proper ankle within the 1-Zero win over SuperSport United at Loftus on Saturday night time as Sundowns progressed to the final 16 of the Nedbank Cup.
He was stretched off the sector within the 69th minute when he twisted his ankle in a duel with United defender Onismor Bhasera and it seems that his season could also be over.
“It’s a troublesome one with Thapelo as a result of we want him for the Champions League‚ the home league and this event going ahead and we now have misplaced him now‚” mentioned Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.
“He went to the hospital and I believe the ankle went out of the joint after which went again in‚ we are able to say it’s a constructive however it’s troublesome. It’s a part of the sport as a result of soccer is an expert sport‚ it’s that factor of making an attempt to be too bold and making an attempt to win each sport.
“That is what I used to be saying that perhaps we should always do a Jurgen (Klopp) and deal with the league and the Champions League however we don’t have that tradition right here and that is what occurs.”
United coach Kaitano Tembo additionally commiserated with Morena.
“He is a crucial participant for Sundowns and for Bafana Bafana‚ I simply need to want him a fast restoration‚” he mentioned.
“He is an efficient boy‚ we need to see him on the sector and it was simply unlucky for him to get injured the way in which he did. I had a possibility to see the incident once more and I believe he twisted his ankle when he bought caught in grass.
“It wasn’t actually due to the sort out by Onismor Bhasera and I hope he recovers shortly.”
Confronted with this undesirable state of affairs‚ Mosimane has challenged Lebohang Maboe‚ Ali Meza‚ Phakamani Mahlambi‚ Lyle Lakay and Anthony Laffor elevate their palms and fill the void.
“They have to come and fill his place‚ that is what occurs whenever you play plenty of video games.
“That is what the Nedbank Cup provides you with‚ that’s the reason generally I say the groups which can be backside 5 or 6 should let this factor go as a result of it would spill you out within the semifinals.
“As you go along with it‚ you will lose your gamers like we now have finished with Thapelo‚ you will get suspensions‚ you will play extra video games and due to that you may lose your franchise since you are chasing this factor.
“This event drags you and drags you since you assume you will get it and it spills you out within the semis when you find yourself pondering that we’re about to win it.
“By the point you look again‚ you will have been placing plenty of video games in your mileage and also you lose gamers like Thapelo. I want I might do like Klopp and play children however we don’t have that tradition in SA.”