Teboho Mokoena Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns could be without their Bafana Bafana player Teboho Mokoena due to injury. Image: @Bafanabafana

Sundowns midfield maestro Teboho Mokoena injury scare

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teboho Mokoena was taken off after scoring a cracker against Moroka Swallows.

Teboho Mokoena Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns could be without their Bafana Bafana player Teboho Mokoena due to injury. Image: @Bafanabafana

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has touched on Teboho Mokoena’s injury scare.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana star left the field with an injury immediately after scoring against the opener against Moroka Swallows. The match ended 2-2 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Monday evening.

Having played 46 games this season in all competitions, fatigue could kick in and also niggles.

When asked about the midfielder’s injury, Rulani said Teboho Mokoena could still play the CAF Champions League semi-final first leg at ES Tunis on Saturday.

“No, no, he felt a small twerk and I’m very proud of him – once you feel something small, out! You have to and don’t take risks,” Mokwena told the media.

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“He scored a good goal and he could’ve celebrated and continued to play because you know the feel-good hormones take over the pain but he was professional enough to say ‘I’ve got something’, I’m very proud of him for that.”

Since joining Sundowns last season, Teboho Mokoena has been one of Downs’ most influential players. he won the 2022/23 Premier Soccer League’s Player of the Year Award after his exploits for with Masandawana. Despite his impressive first season, some felt the midfielder did not deserve the accolade.

The 27-year-old then silenced those critics when he played a crucial role for Bafana in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Having shown his class against top African nations, Teboho Mokoena has now been under the radar of top teams in Europe.

Sundowns will leave South Africa later on Tuesday for Tunisia on Tuesday to prepare for their CAF Champions League semi-final.

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