Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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20 Jul 2018
4:51 pm

Coetzee happy to back training at Sundowns

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Having become a Bafana Bafana regular when he was just 18 and securing a dream move to Mamelodi Sundowns at 20 Rivaldo Coetzee has had to endure a frustrating year on the side-lines, nursing an injury at Chloorkop.

Rivaldo Coetzee during the Mamelodi Sundowns training at FNB Stadium (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

He said that situation can only make him stronger both as a player and a person. He is now back training with the first team and could make his debut sometime this season.

“It has been good. I feel like this is where I belong now. I am more involved with the team every day. I am happy to be back and training with the team.

“Fitness wise I am still working on it but it is going to take a while. It was very frustrating but it will make me strong. I came here knowing I would not play for the entire season and I had to work hard on rehabilitation,” he said.