Mpumalanga Black Aces have received a major boost ahead of Monday’s Absa Premiership clash against Free State Stars, with news that winger Abia Nale has recovered from injury and is available for this clash.
According to a statement on the official Aces website, Nale is doing very well and is back to full training with the team after a groin problem.
“He has been training with the team this week and should be ready for selection for our next home game against Free State Stars on Monday afternoon,” read the statement.
The bad news for Aces though is that strikers Mabhudi Khenyeza and Donovan Thompson, as well as defenders Eduardo Ferreira, Omar Hendricks and Thabang Rooi are still out injured and won’t be available for this clash.
“Khenyeza is still sidelined with a knee problem and will undergo a second scan on December 19. His knee is moderately severe and is experiencing some pain due to swelling. He will still be out for the next seven to 10 days. However, there is a high possibility he will be available for our final game of the first round against University of Pretoria on December 22,” the statement continued.
“Hendricks has a calf problem (hematoma) and will not be available for our next home game against Free State Stars on Monday. However, he should be back in a week’s time.
“Ferreira is currently experiencing a groin strain and is doing monitored modified training with the medical team. He will also be back in January 2014.
“Thompson is suffering from a quads strain picked up in his debut last week, and will be out for the remainder of the first round.
“Rooi is progressing well and on track to full recovery. He has started jogging and is on field drills which is been monitored very closely by Aces’ medical team. He will be back to full training with the team in January 2014,” concluded the statement.