Injured Flames captain Limbikani Mzava is optimistic that he will be fit to feature for his South African Premier Soccer League club Highlands Park’s MTN8 final match.
The 26-year-old lanky defender awaits a scan on his groin injury this week to determine whether he is fit to bounce back into action.
Mzava’s team on Tuesday progressed to their first major final in 36 years with a penalty shoot-out victory over Polokwane City in the second leg of their MTN8 semi-final and they will face the winner of the second semi-final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Super Sport United.
“I am getting there. My rehabilitation has been progressing well.
“I have been undergoing physiotherapy for the past two weeks or so and, hopefully, I should resume full-scale training later in the week depending on the results of the scan.
“So, I am optimistic that I will be available for selection for the final,” he said.
Mzava suffered the injury mid last month against Orlando Pirates in the same tournament which they won 1-0.
The injury consequently ruled him out of the 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifiers against Botswana’s Zebras.
A fortnight ago, Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama expressed worry with the absence of his key Malawian defender.
“It is unfortunate because we do not have a very big squad… I just feel for them because they worked so hard to get into the team,” he was quoted as having said by www.heraldlive.co.za.