Downs-bound winger making strides

The Platinum Stars attacker, who will move to Sundowns next season, last featured against Kaizer Chiefs in the penultimate round of fixtures in 2017 after suffering the injury in training on December 27.

He has since missed 10 games in all competitions for struggling Stars.

“I’m not yet back to training but I’m doing rehabilitation on strengthening my foot,” Otladisa tells

“My foot has now healed but I haven’t started training. I have started jogging but full training I haven’t started. Jogging I started at the beginning of this month.”

Relegation-threatened Dikwena have missed the speed and creativity of the 21-year-old, who scored his first PSL goal in a 2-2 draw with Baroka in November with a fine solo effort at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

“I want to help the team to come out of this situation in the relegation battle,” Otladisa adds.

“It has also been very hard to watch the team on the sidelines. Everyone wants to help out, me included being on the sidelines.

“But I see the team has put in a good shift, working hard and surely they’ll get out of this relegation [zone].”

Stars, winless in 2018, are propping up the Premiership table with 17 points from 23 matches - seven points away from 15th-placed Ajax Cape Town, who have played an extra match.