Acuna and Mbesuma, who were sidelined by hamstring and quad muscle injuries respectively, missed the Brazilians 4-2 Absa Premiership loss to Golden Arrows and the Macufe Cup semi-final loss against Free State Stars recently.
Their return, according to the club’s website, ahead of the Brazilians next match against an unpredictable AmaZulu side is a timely boost as they will offer more options to the coach in this time where Sundowns will be looking to start a run of consistent results in both the Telkom Knockout Cup and the league.
Head coach Trott Moloto said Acuna and Mbesuma’s return to the side was welcomed as they will add a lot of value to the team going forward.
Midfielder Esrom Nyandoro is doubtful for the AmaZulu visit as he continues to battle with a recurring injury but defender Shere Lekgothoane is a definite non-started as he starts his two match ban for the red card he received against Arrows.
Meanwhile, the Brazilians have still to disclosure what action they have taken action Mbulelo Mabizela who went AWOL recently and also missed the Bafana Bafana camp.
Safa, too, threatened to take action against the errant Pietermaritzburg-born player, but nothing has been disclosed in that regard either.
In fact, it appears that the lid has been put on the whole Mabizela matter as reason for the player’s disappearance from the club has not been made public as yet.
Mabizela was reported to have been involved in a motor accident near his grandmother’s home in Pietermaritzburg, but investigations by the Natal Witness revealed that no mishap had been reported to the police which had supposedly been damaged in the accident was not to be found.
It was also not ascertained whether Mabizela suffered injuries in the ‘mishap’.