Kjell: Bucs duo close to comeback

Nedbank Cup

Qalinge and Rakhale have not seen any action since the beginning of the year after undergoing knee procedures during the January AFCON break.

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However, both players last month returned to full training and are currently working on regaining their sharpness.

Jonevret has confirmed that the influential attackers could be available for their next fixture – the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday – once he assesses them in a friendly match this week.

"They are close now," assured Jonevret. "Hopefully we will have a friendly game this week so that I can see them in 90 minutes.

"But everybody is now back in training."

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The Swede has also expressed his happiness with captain Oupa Manyisa's contribution to the team in their last few games.

"When I arrived, everybody talked that Oupa has been a little bit down, his form has not been good," he added.

"I think he has been a key player for the team in the last five, six, seven games that I've been here now. He is important for us.

"He does a lot of work in defence and is comfortable on the ball. He is an important guy [for the team]."