Manyisa has been out of action for four months now after fracturing his ankle in the goalless draw with Polokwane City in September.
Tinkler says the 27-year-old has made huge progress, but they won’t rush him into play.
“Oupa is doing quite a lot of gym work now – strength work and he has been doing a lot of biometric work on the field,” Tinkler explains.
“He has made a lot of progress definitely, but he has got a way to go. I think realistically end of March/April.
“He is working very hard and he is at training every day and we all want to see him back on the field as soon as possible. But we need to worry about their careers first and not wanting to rush them back.
“We know how important they are as squad members, but there is the future and Oupa is not different.”
Tinkler also gave updates on other injured players and explained why Lehlohonolo Majoro was not in the team against Platinum Stars and University of Pretoria last night.
“Happy Jele started training again. He had a groin injury but he started training and he will join full training [today].
“Majoro was out because he had a high fever prior to our previous game against Platinum Stars and he was rested.
“We got Menzi Masuku who was also out with an ankle injury, but he is back to full training so we are starting to get everybody back.”