Mamelodi Sundowns are still unsure if captain Musa Lebusa, talisman Themba Zwane, and right back Khuliso Mudau will be fit for Saturday’s MTN8 semifinal, first leg clash away to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban.
Rulani Mokoena, a co-coach, said on Thursday that the trio would have to undergo more medical testing before a decision on their health could be made.
Mudau appeared to rupture his hamstring late in Tuesday’s DStv Premiership encounter against Chippa United, while the other two were unable to compete in Gqeberha.
“They still need to be assessed by our medical department, and then we’ll be able to make a decision closer to the match,” Mokoena said at a press conference on Thursday.
Last Friday, Lebusa experienced a quad injury and limped off late in the first DStv Premiership match of the season against AmaZulu.
Zwane was forced to sit out that game due to a knee injury he sustained during training.
Sundowns had a difficult pre-season due to medical difficulties, according to Mokoena, who was referring to players who tested positive for Covid-19 and had to isolate.
“Even late in the season, we wanted to gradually put our players to work in a way that would allow us to maintain some freshness.
“We’re trying to create that; we don’t want to put the cart before the horse, so we want to make sure we have a strong foundation on which to build our performances.”