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Lindokuhle Mfeka back at San Jose Earthquakes from Reno

Posted: 28 June 2017 Time: 11:53

South African midfielder Lindokuhle Mfeka has returned to MLS side San Jose Earthquakes after his loan spell at Reno 1868 was cut short.

Mfeka was recalled from the third-tier outfit due to injuries and international call-ups taking their toll at his parent club.

He scored twice in seven starts for Reno, leaving the team in sixth place on the log with 21 points from 13 matches.

"I'm back in San Jose now," Mfeka confirms to KickOff.com.

"Some players are going to the national team and some players are injured so they need me."

The 23-year-old, who moved to the United States in 2009 with the assistance of an organisation called Umhlaba in Johannesburg, says he is learning a great deal abroad.

"I mean there's a lot to learn here like being professional, on and off the field," says the former U-17 international.

"Realising sometimes you'll have a bad day on the field and don't dwell on that and move on to the next game with a positive mentality. Learn how to eat and hydrate properly."

The Durban-born Mfeka was signed by San Jose at the start of the season after coming through the American draft system, having netted 16 goals and provided 18 assists in 69 starts for the University of Florida. He made the First Team All-American Athletic Conference in 2016, as well as an NSCAA Second Team All-East Region selection.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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