Orlando Pirates full-back Thabiso Monyane has confirmed his return to fitness after a knee injury kept him on the sidelines.
Monyane suffered a knee injury in the Soweto Derby on 11 November 2023. The speedy defender was forced off just five minutes into his side’s clash against rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
The good news however is that Monyane is back in action after nursing his injury.
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Orlando Pirates star opens up on knee injury
“Well, I can say I’m good, I’m feeling good, and I’m ready to contribute towards the goals of the club,” Monyane said as quoted by FarPost.
“It hasn’t been the best of time because I remember the match before I got injured. I scored against Sekhukhune United, and I was on a run of form. I was really looking good, and four minutes into the derby, I sustained an injury.
“And to me, that’s a setback, but just like any other setback, there’s a great comeback. So that’s past me now, and I’m really looking forward to the [FIFA] World Cup qualifiers with the national team and the club goals. I’m looking forward to taking the club to second position.”
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In other news, Orlando Pirates have reportedly decided against chasing Royal AM star Shaune Mogaila’s signature.
The 28-year-old speedster has long been linked with a move to the Buccaneers.
According to the latest reports, Royal AM are fighting tooth and nail to hold on to their star man due to their ongoing Fifa transfer ban!
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“Royal AM is doing everything to keep Shaune Mogaila in the team for longer. The club is in a tough situation with the transfer ban and is making everything possible to convince Mogaila to stay. The negotiations are still ongoing.” a source told SoccerLaduma.
The publication further claimed that due to the current situation, Shaune Mogaila won’t be joining Orlando Pirates next season.
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