Highlands Park stopper Tapuwa Kapini to see specialist after head collision
Posted: 24 November 2016 Time: 11:36
Highlands Park goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini will be attended to by a specialist today after going out with a mild concussion at half-time of his team’s draw with Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium.
Kapini collided with Seun Ledwaba towards the end of the first half and received medical attention for about six minutes before bravely resuming with his duties between the posts.
However, the courage he displayed after sustaining the head injury was perhaps misguided as he mistakenly gifted Elias Pelembe Wits’ first goal moments before the break.
“I asked to be taken out at half-time because I was dizzy and had no balance,” he tells KickOff.com.
“I wanted to be brave but I realised that this will not help after having been feeling dizzy. I then told the doctor that I am not feeling right and he then inserted a drip.
"Right now I am still a bit low and I am due to see a specialist in Northcliff who will do some other detailed procedures. The impact of that clash was really heavy and I am told my blood pressure had dropped because I was in shock. My right jaw was just feeling awkward."
After captaining Highlands to promotion last season, keeping 20 clean sheets in 29 appearances, the Zimbabwean keeper has kept goals in all games played by the club to date in the PSL.
His availability for Sunday’s game against Mamelodi Sundowns is now hanging in the balance.