Update on Makgalwa’s Injury 

Keletso Makgalwa’s season at Mamelodi Sundowns has been dealt a major blow after an assessment on his ankle showed he could be out of action for several months.

The young striker lasted only 13 minutes in our Absa Premiership draw at home against Cape Town City on Tuesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

And the initial reaction was that the injury was indeed serious, with coach Pitso Mosimane worried that the players’ return to form had stalled.

It has now been confirmed by our medical team that ‘Aguero’ will be ruled out for between three and six months as his road to recovery from his ankle injury begins.

Makgalwa has been scheduled for surgery this coming Thursday on his high ankle sprain and will be working at the club’s new high performance centre with a physiotherapist.

The 22-year-old returned to Sundowns following a loan spell with Maritzburg United last season and the coach has showered him with praise after breaking into the first team recently – scoring a beautiful toe poke goal last weekend in our MTN8 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic.

Mosimane also said Makgalwa reminded him of Percy Tau, who went on to be crowned the Premier Soccer League Footballer of the Season in 2017 and has since joined Brighton & Hove Albion in England, but currently on loan at Club Brugge in Belgium.

Makgalwa has also been an integral part of the South African under-23 team playing for qualification of the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.

14 Responses
  1. Mbuso Mayekiso

    These injuries are preventable if only the so called Review Committee was doing it’s job. That looked very deliberate to me and Mkhize should not only be fined but given 3 red cards. Now the young man who had just caught Pitso’s attention for the 1st team has to recover, rehabilitate before even thinking about kicking a ball. As if our youngsters don’t have enough challenge with hungry foreign players occupying 5 spots in our teams, 5! In a 16 league team!!!
    Bo Mkhize!

  2. Thabo

    Mkhize,a national team player is a disgrace to the country.
    How can he do this the a very young boy who needs his protection..

  3. Samuel Makhetha

    Sundowns must open a query on Mkhize, he destroyed this boy deliberately. And we know refs don’t protect Sundowns players.

  4. Thebe maruma

    Hardluck for us n our team as well.It’s irreversible but hopes he will come back stronger than before.Wishes him speedy recovery

  5. Mbongeni Bhengu

    Said news for the young lad, wishing him a speedy recovery and to keep his spirit high, the rest of the great masandawana team will continue while waiting for his class to come back to play ??

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