Left-back Mbongeni Ndlovu has resumed full training and hoping for a starting place when the team clash with Premier Soccer League (PSL) returnees Hwange FC in a league match to be played at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday.
Although the Bosso gaffer Madinda Ndlovu has not yet confirmed the player’s level of fitness, with two training days left before match day, the left back who had suffered a head injury during the 2019 Independence Cup final against Dynamos on April 18 at National Sports Stadium resumed training with the rest of the team on Tuesday.
Highlanders were crowned 2019 Independence Cup winners after dismissing rivals Dynamos 2-0, and the national Under 23 team left-back had to receive his winners’ medal from the Avenues Clinic where he was rushed before the end of the match to get medical attention.
Team doctors had raised fears that the player might have suffered a concussion, though earlier tests had dictated no symptoms of brain injury.
The doctors had however, taken precautionary measures suggesting that Ndlovu be rested for two weeks while they assessed his condition.
Concussion is a mild head injury that can cause a brief loss of consciousness and usually does not cause permanent brain injury.
He went on to miss Bosso’s 0-1 home loss to Triangle United, and the team’s 0-0 away draw to Mushowani Stars, with utility player Mbekezeli Sibanda playing on the left back position in both occasions.
Meanwhile, right-back Bukhosi Ncube is still recovering from a knee injury sustained during the team’s league match against Triangle United.