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Rulani Gives Injury Update On Mokoena

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has given an update on Teboho Mokoena after he left the field with an injury immediately after scoring against Moroka Swallows.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder played his 46th match since the start of the season last night, including 12 for Bafana Bafana.

Mokoena scored another cracker far from outside the 18-yard area but immediately after that he asked to be taken off and he was holding his leg muscle.

Tebogo Mokoena of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal and reacts in pain during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on the 15 April 2024 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Mokwena gave an update on the midfield maestro, as it left Downs supporters concerned ahead of the CAF Champions League semi-final first leg at ES Tunis on Saturday.

“No, no, he felt a small twerk and I’m very proud of him – once you feel something small, out! You have to and don’t take risks,” Mokwena told the media.

“He scored a good goal and he could’ve celebrated and continued to play because you know the feel-good hormones take over the pain but he was professional enough to say ‘I’ve got something’, I’m very proud of him for that.”

Sundowns will leave South Africa later on Tuesday for Tunis and have three days to prepare for the most important clash against the four-time CAF Champions League winners.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.