Phungwayo struggling ahead of final

Phungwayo was carried off the training pitch in Bethlehem to the treatment room with what looked like a knock to his ankle.

Phungwayo, who joined Ea Lla Koto from Orlando Pirates in September, 2017, has been a key player for the club this season, featuring in 30 matches in all competitions.

When Eymael addressed the media at a press conference after the training session, the Belgian coach did not look too concerned that one of his key players could miss out on the biggest game in the club’s impressive season.

“I hope he will be available to play. I don’t know exactly now. It’s a knock. The ankle did not twist, so it’s good. He will have treatment and I think he will be available. Tomorrow [Wednesday] he will train alone. It’s painful, but it’s not dangerous,” Eymael said.

Stars will travel to the Mother City on Thursday after their morning training session. They will train at Cape Town Stadium at 20h00 on Friday night, while Maritzburg will have their session at 18h00.