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Sacolo Playing Through The Pain

IFK Varnamo’s South African midfielder, Phathizwe Sacolo, has been playing with an injury as he looks to help his side avoid relegation.

The 21-year-old joined Varnamo in July, having spent time on a football scholarship in the United States, and has already impressed his new technical team, helping to create a number of goals for them.

Sacolo has featured in every game for the Superettan side since joining up with them earlier in the year. However, he has been on painkillers of late in order to play while suffering from a back injury he picked up in training. 

He told the Siya crew, “It was a freak training incident and I pulled a muscle in my back. The doctors are still trying to figure out what’s wrong.”

However, with one game left to play and his side still in the relegation playoff spots, he is determined to keep playing.

Sacolo explained, “It’s been a nightmare playing with the injury, to be honest. But I made it a mission of mine to help keep this team in the division when I signed here, so I’ve been forcing myself to play through the pain.” 

Varnamo take on Orgryte on Saturday afternoon, knowing that their fate is out of their hands. However, they could still leapfrog Landskrona, the team of fellow South African, Bradley Ralani, and fellow strugglers, Jonkopings Sodra.

Sacolo recently played 60 minutes in the 2-1 win over Ostersunds, playing a vital role for the club in the heart of their midfield.

By Joe Crann

Follow Joe on Twitter: @YesWeCrann


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