Malesela in a stable condition

READ: Malesela in hospital

United spokesman Luthando Zibeko has confirmed that Malesea's condition has improved and he could be discharged soon.

"The club went to visit him in the hospital," Zibeko tells

"He was in good spirits and showed encouraging signs. He should be out of hospital in the next 72 hours but also that will be guided by the doctors.

"We would like to thank South Africans and the football fraternity for the messages of support that they have been sending for our coach."

Assistant coach Mbuyiselo Sambu is expected to supervise the side in tonight's clash with title contenders Bidvest Wits at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.