With the season in Israel coming to an end, Maccabi Haifa’s South African striker, Dino Ndlovu, is set to undergo surgery on the same foot that he injured last year.
The 23-year-old picked up a stress fracture in his foot back in November, which ruled him out for several weeks and consequently forced him to miss out on the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
However, Ndlovu recovered quickly from the injury and went on to put in a number of fine performances in Israel for his club, taking his personal tally to 17 goals for the season.
The Siya crew has been informed that his previous injury was aggravated during his side’s 2-2 draw with Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Monday and that the team doctors have decided that it needs to be operated on again.
Haifa have only three games left in their current campaign and have all but secured second spot in the Israeli Premier League, unable to catch leaders, Tel-Aviv.
It remains to be seen what length of time Ndlovu will face on the sidelines once he has had his operation on Sunday, although he will no doubt be keen to make a speedy recovery in order to make it into Gordon Igesund’s Bafana Bafana squad for the World Cup qualifiers in June.