Orlando Pirates coach Micho drops Thamsanqa Sangweni hint
Posted: 24 November 2017 Time: 12:15
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni is still very much a part of his plans.
New signing Sangweni has been out of action for over three months after injuring his knee on debut in the first game of the season against former club Chippa United in Soweto.
Sangweni has recovered but the closest he came to returning was when he was on the bench in the goalless Soweto Derby with Kaizer Chiefs on October 21.
However, 'Micho' says the 28-year-old is knocking on the door of selection heading into Sunday's trip to Bloemfontein Celtic.
"He was man of the match in our first game of the season," says the Serbian.
"Unfortunately in that match he got an injury on the knee. He is a very important player to us, we are looking forward to finding a way to integrate him back in the team. I can assure you he is working very well, he is seriously knocking to come back to his position but we need to be patient.
"It very dangerous when you have an injured player and you bring him early and once more he gets injured. Now is not more an issue of the injury itself but mental shock. So proper judgement when to bring him back is very crucial and important.
"He is in a very good state of mind, he is in a very good state for football and don't be surprised in the days in front of us he jumps back to his position."
The mid-table Buccaneers will aim to snap a six-game winless run in the league against Phunya Sele Sele at Dr Molemela Stadium (15h30).