Claasen recovers from injury

Bafana Bafana midfielder Daylon Claasen could make his long-awaited comeback for Belgian side Lierse on Saturday

Posted: 18 January 2013 Time: 02:40 pm

Bafana Bafana midfielder Daylon Claasen could make his long-awaited comeback for Belgian side Lierse on Saturday, ironically the same day the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations begins.

Claasen injured his knee in pre-season training last July and has spent six months in rehabilitation. He returned to training towards the end of last year and over the past few weeks has had no reaction to the injury.

The 22-year-old would have been a strong contender for Bafana's Nations Cup squad, with coach Gordon Igesund talking up his qualities after he took over the job. He had also been invited for trials with English Premiership club QPR.

But despite trying numerous different types of treatment to get the knee ready in time, including shockwave therapy, he has fallen short by a few weeks.

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It is certain now too that he will spend the remainder of the season with Belgian strugglers Lierse, but if he can prove his fitness in the second half the campaign then a move to a bigger league in Europe is certainly on the cards.

Lierse are up against Waasland-Beveren on Saturday and Claasen could be included by coach Hany Ramzy.

Also back in action will be Darren Keet for Kortrijk at home to Germinal Beerschot, but Ayanda Patosi will be missing Lokeren through injury as they take on OH leuven and Genk's Anele Ngcongca is at the Nations Cup.

Article by: Mzansi Football and KickOff.com

Previous comments on this story...

JaliManyisa
posted: 02:43 pm
Dis is future,not abo mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Anti-Zebra
posted: 02:48 pm
During the World Cup Qualifiers, our new coach will have a variety of young talent to choose from. All the failures will be ignored
mendieta
posted: 02:51 pm
Met the guy 3 times shy n humble future epl star 2014 claasen.serero,jali,patosi,mahlangu,coach will have the best middlefield bunch to choose from n maluleka
Anti-Zebra
posted: 03:04 pm
There is no place for Simphiwe Tshabalala during the Afcon qualifiers.

Claasen, Mahlangu, Serero, Myeni, Patosi are the attacking young talent the hopes of the country will be resting on.

I will enjoy watching Bafana Bafana during World Cup Qualifiers
simplythapelo@gmail.co.za
posted: 03:07 pm
with this player in the team, strikers will be exposed if they are not good. Claasen is very offensive, he'll be attacking non stop and creating clear cut chances/opportunities for strikers.No strikers will ever say there was no supply from the middlefield, their failure to score will be shown.How i wish you had recovered ealier champ.
thuth teller
posted: 03:08 pm
Is this guy really 22?
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 03:09 pm
anti-zebra

posted: 02:48 pm | Report

During the World Cup Qualifiers, our new coach will have a variety of young talent to choose from. All the failures will be ignored

*********
Hahahahahahah i can see Gordon is dead and buried.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 03:19 pm
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 03:09 pm  |  Report
anti-zebra

posted: 02:48 pm | Report

During the World Cup Qualifiers, our new coach will have a variety of young talent to choose from. All the failures will be ignored

*********
Hahahahahahah i can see Gordon is dead and buried.
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He was given a mandate to reach the semi finals of Afcon and qualifying for Brazil 2014. But players like Parker, Majoro, Shabba, Gaxa, Masilela, Yeye, Khune, Furman, etc know nothing about reaching semi's. The 1st 7 players mentioned here only know how to get knocked out in the first round, and the last player mentioned here is busy fighting relegation in a Vodacom league.

Gordon shot himself on the foot with this squad selection.

Our new coach will not make the same mistake.

You said it Champ.... Gordon is history
Asernal 4 ever----Amen.
posted: 01:55 am
Welcome back Mr Claasen, we missed you. Lets hope GI & his team will nt disappoint.
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 01:56 am
Please come replace Manyisa!
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