Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
3 Nov 2017
3:03 pm

Zakri, Ngele a boost for Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns have received a major boost with the news that Yannick Zakri and Mogakolodi Ngele will be available for selection when the Brazilians take on Bidvest Wits later this month.

Mogakolodi Ngele of Mamelodi Sundowns (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Zakri has recovered from the injury that kept him out of the Orlando Pirates game, while Ngele has finally received his work permit.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is excited by the duo’s return.

“I think that Zakri will be back,” Mosimane told the club’s website.

“Mogakolodi Ngele got his work permit. Hopefully, he will also come. When I see a free-kick like the one Marc van Heerden scored, I know that I have someone who can deliver those balls.”

Mosimane has also given an update on the other injured players at Sundowns.

“[Cuthbert] Malajila has gone under the knife, I don’t think that we should look at him. Rivaldo Coetzee has taken off the moon boot. Ricardo Nascimento is also coming back in January. Those are very good defenders. We haven’t been playing well from the back.

“Bangaly Soumahoro played well. Motjeka Madisha is young. He has a lot of energy. He needs to learn a little a bit from, Nascimento on organisation. He has a big heart. You can see he is a young stallion. We have a very good prospect for South Africa in Rivaldo and Madisha. I think that they are going to lead the team in the future,” concluded Mosimane.

Sundowns’ next game is against Wits at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday, November 21.