Chippa United sweat over Linda Mntambo for Orlando Pirates match
Posted: 21 February 2018 Time: 08:28
Chippa United's starring recruit Linda Mntambo is doubtful for Sunday's meeting with Orlando Pirates in Port Elizabeth with a calf strain.
Mntambo sustained the knock in the goalless draw with Baroka last weekend, as he was stretchered off in the 78th minute at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
He is receiving treatment and will undergo a late fitness test either on Thursday or Friday, according to a post on the club's official website.
Mntambo has scored three goals and picked up as many man-of-the-match awards since joining Chippa last month from Jomo Cosmos along with Mxolisi Macuphu and Frederic Nsabiyumva.
Ezenkosi boss Jomo Sono, a legend in his playing days and renowned talent scout, considers Mntambo to be the best midfielder in South Africa.
The mid-table Chilli Boys will host title contenders Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (15h30).