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Nomvethe grafting hard at training



Moroka Swallows hitman Siyabonga Nomvethe is back and grafting hard on the training ground with the rest of the squad ahead of the second half of the season.

Nomvethe was influential in the Birds' promising start to the 2012/13 season, which included a historic 3-0 blitz past our archrivals Orlando Pirates in their backyard in September.

In that same match however, the 35-year-old had to be taken off because of a fractured toe and has been out of action since.

Bhele is first to admit that it has not been easy to get back into the swing of things, but has accepted the task of helping the Birds back up the log standings.

"It's a little difficult at the moment, because I have been out for a long time. It's tough, but I'm pushing myself to get back to full fitness," he said in a chat with morokaswallows.co.za.

"I haven't really started playing full friendlies. It was nice to get an opportunity on Saturday [at the friendly tournament] just to get a feeling of the game again. I'm taking it one step at time. I'm happy to get 15 or 20 minutes for now.

"I missed it a lot. I'm enjoying it a lot. I missed all the jokes and I missed working with the guys. I'm feeling really happy to be back with the guys again."

He added that he was disappointed with the team's slide down the rankings, but he promised a turnaround when the campaign resumes.

"Challenges are all part of the game. The guys should have been a lot more concentrated on their game," he explains. "Now that we are on a break, I think we will have time to solve the problems."

We can now look forward to a formidable partnership between Bhele and the team's leading goal-getter Katlego Mashego, to lead the line in our Absa Premiership assault.




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