Chippa United have confirmed the return of one of the team’s stars after a long-term injury.
Following his shoulder surgery at the beginning of the year, Lerato ‘Zlatan’ Manzini has finally returned to training with the Chilli Boys.
The striker joins his teammates at the Eastern Cape team oozing with confidence, following their morale-boosting 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend.
“Lerato Manzini returned to training on Tuesday and is targeting Saturday, 28 April 2018 as the date for his return back to action following shoulder surgery back in January. The Welkom-born striker’s last start for Chippa United was against Mamelodi Sundowns on 25th November 2017 before he injured his shoulder at training. On Tuesday he worked with the Club’s Conditioning Coach, Madoda Moyo,” Chippa confirmed on their official website.
The next game for Chippa will be against Ajax Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.
“I am ready to join my teammates now. I have been working hard on rehabilitation for the past month. I would like to thank Club’s Medical Team and everyone for the support in the past couple of months.
“I should be fit to take the field against SuperSport United. I am aware of the competition for places in the team and I am willing to put in the work and take it from there,” Manzini told Chippa’s website.