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Tsepo Masilela hopes to be fit to face Barcelona next week

Posted: 18 November 2011 Time: 15:09

Tsepo Masilela is hoping to be fit for Getafe's meeting with European champions Barcelona next weekend. 

The Bafana Bafana full back was taken off during the first-half of the 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast in Port Elizabeth on Saturday after picking up a hamstring strain in his right leg.    Masilela had previously been recovering from a similar injury to his other leg that has kept him out of action in La Liga since the end of September and his agent Paschalis Tountouris admits it is a frustrating time for the player on a season-long loan from Israelis Maccabi Haifa.     "Tsepo's back in Spain and he is continuing his rehab but I believe he will be ready to play again in about 10 days," Tountouris tells   "It is very frustrating for him because he was starting to play well but got the injury against Espanyol in September. It would have been better for him to make a full recovery but he had to travel to South Africa to play for the national team and now he is going to lose another two weeks. It's not good because he wants to be playing."   Having seen a move to English Championship side Leicester City fall through, Masilela was training with Moroka Swallows in pre-season before eventually signing for Madrid's third biggest team. He has since made four appearances in a Getafe shirt but will not be part of the squad that travels to meet relegation rivals Sporting Gijon on Sunday.   "It was a tough season for him from the beginning – because of the situation with Maccabi Haifa he didn't make proper preparations and maybe that's why he is getting hamstring injuries now? But he will have the time to make a full recovery and come back in a better condition so he can be ready for the final two weeks of the season," says Tountouris.   

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:15 pm
Beware of what you are wishing for Mr Masilela, Messi enjoys coming from your side and i don't know how you will cope. Why don't don't you wish to come back after that clash to avoid embarassment.
posted: 06:14 pm
@Champ-Bones Mampara so what if Messi likes coming from his side, yes let messi do circles around him come at him do everything it is OK its the most wonderful experience that he will gain, playing against the BEST, not against abo Ndulula,Jali or Manyisa. remember come world cup we will be playing against the best in the world and currently he is our best leftback. do not eat muchrooms before you post any comment
posted: 12:41 pm
@Sox Mampara-playin in a world cup?where?when?i think you are the mampara here..
posted: 02:12 pm
posted: 05:00 pm
@champ bones u really suck bro of all things u may think of u jst think of messi!! how stupid I mean phuq man this is our boy who`s plying his trade in one of the Biggest league in the world not sweden, israel, belgium or psl mutherphuqer all u can do is to wish him luck or suth the phuq up stupid. its a team effort.
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