Jambo struggles for fitness

Zimbabwe international and Kaizer Chiefs left-back Jimmy Jambo is still hoping to make his comeback, but assistant coach Doctor Khumalo said this week the Zimbabwean was not yet ready to make a return to the first team.

Jimmy Jambo.
Jimmy Jambo.

Jambo made his return for the club’s reserves this past weekend where he struggled for fitness as Chiefs beat a Nedbank developmental side 4-3 on penalties to continue their dominance of South African soccer.

“That was Jimmy’s first game and he showed us that he is not 100 percent match fit as yet,” Khumalo said. “We thought he would replace the injured Tsepo Masilela, but after 20 minutes he was already complaining about the pitch being heavy. It was good to see him back, but we have to work harder to improve his fitness.”

The Zimbabwean suffered a knee injury in October at the hands of compatriot Tinashe Nengomasha who went on to apologise for ending his 2012-2013 season prematurely with a crunching tackle at the weekend.

Nengomasha, known for his trademark late tackles, was sent off after he fouled his former teammate at Amakhosi when Bidvest Wits beat Chiefs 3-2 in a Telkom Knockout first-round football last season.

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