Bafana Bafana star Keegan Dolly sustained an injury during practice on Friday, forcing him to pull out of the COSAFA Cup.
The France-based player was using the tournament to work on his fitness to have a better chance of being in the final Africa Cup of Nations squad for Bafana Bafana.
"It feels good to be back, it was a tough season coming back from injury," said Dolly. "I'm just trying to get back to normal. I played four matches with the reserve team in France and then a training game on Wednesday afternoon, I played 45 minutes."
Dolly was also hoping to use the COSAFA Cup to inspire the younger players that want to be in the senior team, but his own place at AFCON is now doubtful due to injury.
Mamelodi Sundowns winger Keletso Makgalwa has been called up to replace Dolly.