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SuperSport's Mnyamane given time 'to come right'

SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews says midfielder Thabo Mnyamane will be given more time to "to come right" after injuries hampered his involvement in the first half of the season.

The 27-year-old is back in first-team training and closing on a return to matchday action after failing to feature in the team's last five fixtures.

After a brief cameo in the 1-0 defeat to Chippa United on 24 December, Mnyamane made the substitutes bench again for the next two games, before suffering a minor injury.

However, he is likely to see his prospects improve in the coming weeks, with Aubrey Modiba currently on the treatment table.

"He had a lot of injury problems. We are going to give him time to come right," said Matthews, as quoted by KickOff.

"He has started to come right. He has started playing. He is back on the field. The other day he scored a goal against Highlands Park.

"From our perspective Thabo is an asset to the team and we are going to need him now that Aubrey [Modiba] is injured."

Mnyamane has entered the final six months of his SuperSport deal and the upcoming spell of games will provide him with the perfect opportunity to stake his claim for a contract extension.

Matthews also commented on the future of midfielder Kamohelo Mahlatse, who is currently on loan at second division outfit University of Pretoria.

The SuperSport CEO ruled out the possibility of recalling Mahlatse from his loan spell.

He explained: "I have a recall clause on Mahlatse but in all fairness he is not going to play in this team now.

"The best thing is to leave him there, carry on scoring goals, enjoy his football and get game-time.

"There is no use to bring him back now competing with the likes of Aubrey Modiba, [Ghampani] Lungu, [Kudakwashe] Mahachi and Thabo Mnyamane."