Kapini could be out for the year

HARARE - AmaZulu skipper Tapuwa Kapini is putting on a brave face despite the possibility of not playing again this year.

Kapini — who has been a font of inspiration since his arrival at the struggling Durban club last year — went under the knife last week to repair ligaments in his ankle following a training-ground injury he picked up last month.

The circumstances have handed an opportunity to reserve goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela.

“I am in a small cast and using crutches at the moment following the operation last week,” Kapini says.

“Right now I am not too sure how long it will take before I recover but I have been told that this type of injury can take at least two months with the possibility of stretching to four months, but those are estimations so I am dealing with my situation as it goes.

“Right now I am following the advice of the medical personnel and just praying that I come back early.

“Though I always want to be playing, as that is what I enjoy most, I am staying positive through this challenge because getting injured is all part of the game,” the keeper says.

Kapini, who captains both club and country, will definitely miss Zimbabwe’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations second-leg qualifier against Angola in Luanda in three weeks. The Warriors have a 3-1 lead from the first leg. — Kick Off

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