Mokotjo overcomes injury

He is in line for selection for the friendly against Danish side Nordsjælland tonight, having sat out Saturday’s 8-0 win over GFC.

Mokotjo has a number of reasons for hoping for a good pre-season, not least because he wants to prove his fitness and put himself in the shop window before the end of the current transfer window.

He has made clear his desire to make a step up to a bigger club in this window, but his niggling knee problems could be a hindrance to that.

He is also hoping to be in the Bafana Bafana squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde in late August and early September, having recently returned to the national team fold after his much-publicised capture of Dutch citizenship last year.

That citizenship was sought to provide him with a European Union passport that will make a move to another league on the continent easier.