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Kaitano Tembo hopes international break gives Lucky Mohomi time to improve fitness

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Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)
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SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo says the FIFA international break will give him time to get Lucky Mohomi back up to speed physically.

The 29-year-old played very little during his time at Mamelodi Sundowns, before signing for Matsatsantsa, and Tembo admits he isn't quite ready to start as he is lacking match fitness.

The coach therefore opted to start Teboho Mokoena instead, even though he usually plays further up the pitch.

"Tebza gives us more when he plays a little bit high up. We brought Lucky to try and play that role. But you know he hasn't played football for the past six years, and it is a little bit difficult for him," said Tembo, as quoted by SowetanLive.

"We will try to bring him in gradually. He played on Wednesday [against Stellenbosch], I don't think today [Saturday] he would have been in the right condition to play.

"But the good thing is we have a FIFA break now, so we will have time to work on the players and give them a little bit of rest because it has been hectic in the last 15 days. We've been playing every three days, so this allows us to regroup and refresh the team a bit."

- TEAMtalk media

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