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Judas back at Citizens training

Posted: 22 August 2017 Time: 13:30

Cape Town City midfielder Teko Modise could make his long-awaited debut against Platinum Stars at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow, while fellow attacker Judas Moseamedi has started light training after a spell on the sidelines.

Modise, an off-season signing from Mamelodi Sundowns, was meant to make his bow in the 1-0 win over Polokwane City in the MTN8 on August 12, but a groin complaint saw him withdrawn from the starting XI to the benefit of Thabo Nodada.

The 35-year-old also missed the Citizens' 1-0 league victory at champions Bidvest Wits last Friday.

However, the former Orlando Pirates playmaker is seemingly ready for action again.

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"Teko's been at full training the past three days already and looks about ready to be in the squad," says City spokesman Julian Bailey.

Moseamedi is making his way back from a knee injury sustained in pre-season, with initial reports suggesting a return next month.

"Judas has started with a bit of running," Bailey adds. "He hasn't done much preparation with the team as they have a match tomorrow so that's more to do with technical matters. He is getting a feel of the ball and we will be able to gauge [when he could return] by how he responds."

Head coach Benni McCarthy has no other fitness issues save for long-term casualty Aubrey Ngoma, who continues his rehabilitation from knee surgery in July.

Article by: Stephen Kihn

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