Khune and Twala rejoined their teammates on Monday and are both in contention for this week’s league encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela’s injury worries have been alleviated slightly after both Itumeleng Khune and William Twala returned to full training.
Khune injured his back during Amakhosi’s 1-1 draw against Cape Town City two weeks ago, and subsequently missed the team’s away match to Chippa United over a week ago.
Twala on the other hand, picked up a knock against Free State Stars in the Telkom Knockout Cup. He missed Chiefs’ last four games, including the 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns.
The pair joined their teammates on the training grounds on Monday morning to prepare for Wednesday’s league clash against Bloemfontein Celtic.
Their return offers a glimmer of hope for Komphela, who confirmed that he had 11 players injured ahead of the Chippa United match which they lost 3-1.
“The list is huge, seriously. I don’t want to bring that as an excuse, but when we went to Chippa [United] we had 11 [players on the sidelines],” Komphela told the media on Monday.
“But listen, no complaint… be professional, go on with the business,” he said.
Meanwhile, Erick Mathoho is still doubtful for Wednesday’s clash as he’s still struggling to shake off the groin injury he sustained two weeks ago.
Willard Katsande and Sibusiso Khumalo are both suspended, and Komphela will have to reshuffle his usual starting line-up against the Free State outfit.
Komphela is under pressure to turn things around and get his Chiefs’ season back on track.