Downs boosted by Morena return

According to Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi, Morena has returned to training and could be available for the Telkom Knockout clash against his former side Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

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Morena was called up to the Bafana Bafana national team to face Seychelles in back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but he pulled out of the squad after sustaining a quad injury in Sundowns' Absa Premiership match against Bidvest Wits before the international break.

Morena was replaced by Cape Town City captain Thamsanqa Mkhize, who was an understudy to Kaizer Chiefs' Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

"He is training," Mngqithi said on Thursday at the Telkom Knockout press conference in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Sundowns will have their international players back in training on Friday to prepare for the match against Phunya Sele Sele.

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