t was painful watching from the sidelines as Stars languished at the lower end of the league standings after unimpressive displays lately.
“I miss playing football. It is hard watching the team struggle and I cannot wait to get in there and help the team,” said the 29-year-old after his team crashed 0-2 to Black Leopards in a league match.
Stars are at the moment struggling to reclaim the fairytale form that saw them finishing as runners-up in the premiership and clinching the inaugural Telkom Knockout, the most lucrative trophy in the continent.
They are currently languishing in the danger zone after two defeats in their opening three matches. They were dismal in the pre-season Telkom Charity Cup as well.
The Tsholotsho-born speed merchant, however, believes it is too early to count Stars out of the League race, as their performance will pick soon.
“It is still early days. The team will definitely bounce back,” insisted the former Supersport United midfielder.
Luphahla’s chances of donning his boots again and help the team achieve that are however slim as the technical staff do not want to take any risks by thrusting the player into action.
He suffered one of local football’s most severe injuries early this year, which left him nursing two fractures in his leg and sitting out for the remainder of last season as well as Zimbabwe’s failed African Nations Cup 2008 campaign. – CAJ News
BY MTHULISI SIBANDA
MAFIKENG - Recuperating Zimbabwe and Platinum Stars midfielder, Joel Luphahla, cannot wait to don his size-0 football boots again and help his team overcome a disappointing start to the South African football season.
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