Kapini doubtful for Birds’ clash
Posted: 30 October 2009 Time: 1:16 pm
Platinum Stars first choice goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini is in a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s fixture against Moroka Swallows.
Kapini says he is doubtful for the clash scheduled for Moruleng Stadium because of a knock he sustained on his knee. “I don’t think I will be fit for Saturday’s game because my knee is very painful. I twisted it in our last match (a 2-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns), which was one of my best games ever,” Kapini says. The in-form keeper has played a crucial role in the team’s progress up the log, keeping two consecutive clean sheets, against Free State Stars last week (1-0) and then against Sundowns in Pretoria on Wednesday. Before the setback, Kapini had shown the kind of imperious form that saw him relegate former youth international Wayne Sandilands to the bench for the better part of last season. In his absence, Sandilands looks set to reclaim the number one jersey. After an indifferent start to their campaign, Stars are placed fifth from bottom at 12 points, two less than their Saturday opponents, who are sitting in 10th place.