Absa Premiership

Makobela hungry to return to action following serious injury

Tebogo Makobela of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria on 23 April 2019.
Tebogo Makobela of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria on 23 April 2019.

Defender Tebogo Makobela is eager to return to action with Chippa United after recovering from a serious injury.

The 27-year-old former Jomo Cosmos defender suffered fractures in both tibia and fibula bones against Kaizer Chiefs in the final game of last season.

He underwent a successful operation and recovery period and was ready to make his comeback only to see all sporting activities suspended as a result of the coronavirus.

Speaking to the Sowetan, Makobela said: "I am fully recovered.

"I have been working hard to go back to the gym. I can tell you that I am 200% fit and I am hungry for the game."

Makobela added that the addition of Rulani Mokwena to the club is a massive boost for him, having feared he might not play again.

He explained: "My chance will come, especially now with the new coach. I hope he will give me the opportunity to play in these six remaining games of the season.

"My biggest worry was not being able to play again because I am the bread-winner at home. So, I had fears of losing my job because I knew my family is relying on me."

- TEAMtalk media

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