AmaZulu forward Ayanda Dlamini out for four weeks with knee injury
Posted: 18 July 2014 Time: 14:52
AmaZulu have received a big blow with the news that Ayanda Dlamini will be out for four weeks due to a knee injury.
Dlamini, who is vice-captain of Usuthu, suffered a knee injury in a friendly match against Jomo Cosmos on Tuesday and doctors on Thursday confirmed that he will be out for at least a month.
"I won't take part at the weekend tournament due to a knee injury and I will be nursing this injury during that duration, which is four weeks and it's the right knee," Dlamini tells KickOff.com.
Dlamini has been a pillar of strength for Usuthu and is one of the most experienced players for the club and with this latest setback, he is disappointed that he will miss a chunk of pre-season, which is where the coach fine-tunes to prepare his players ahead of the new season.
"Yes, I'm very disappointed to miss out on the pre-season and it's not healthy for me because it's where you have to be fit and I'm not in the camp for this weekend tournament, so it's very difficult."
He adds: "It was not a malicious challenge from the Jomo Cosmos player and he didn't have any intention to injure me, so we collided with each other and I suffered that knee injury."
Meanwhile, Usuthu team manager Japhet Zwane also confirms that Siya Mngoma is doubtful but may have a chance to make it for Saturday's Charity Challenge tournament against Bidvest Wits, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Bloemfontein Celtic at Bidvest Stadium.
Goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini is expected to be given a run-out after fully recovering from a neck injury he sustained in April.