Kaizer Chiefs have received a major boost ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates as key midfielder Lebogang Manyama has been declared fit.
Manyama has been out of action over the last few weeks after a serious car accident that saw his vehicle written off.
The Bafana Bafana playmaker was fortunate to escape last month’s crash with a fractured arm and a few bruises, but crucially not sustaining major injuries.
And on Thursday, Amakhosi coach Giovanni Solinas confirmed that the 28-year-old is back on the pitch and will be considered for Saturday’s Telkom Knockout semi-final against the Buccaneers at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban (3pm kickoff).
“Lebo is okay. He is in full training, and he also played on Saturday in a friendly game. So, he is available for the derby. So, no problem with Lebo,” Solinas said at a press conference hosted by the PSL in Johannesburg.