Oersen back in training
Moroka Swallows might have had bad news regarding the weather on Friday, but there was, at least, some good news with regards to the fitness of midfielder Cecil Oerson.
Twenty-nine-year-old Oerson has been out of action for some time now, having undergone an arthroscopic repair on his knee at the end of September 2007.
Oerson, who was officially diagnosed with a "Grade 3A tear of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, right knee", was able to take part in some light training on Friday, despite the bad weather in Johannesburg.
"It was great to see him back at training," enthused Sipho Xulu, Swallows' General Manager, to his club's official website. "He's been out for some time now and he's hungry to get back for Swallows."
Xulu, meanwhile, also revealed that two players, defender Tebogo Monyai and midfielder Japhet Zwane, were fine, despite being involved in two unrelated car accidents in Decemeber.
"I'd like to thank God, that both Tebogo and Japhet are okay," said Xulu. "They are both fine after their accidents and both resumed light training today (on Friday)."
The Premier Soccer League's (PSL) Absa Premiership is in a lull at the moment, but Swallows will be without defender Beven Fransman and striker James Chamanga, both of whom will be on African Cup of Nations duty in Ghana for South Africa and Zambia, respectively.
"We're very proud of both players," enthused Xulu, "and we'd like to wish them the best of luck for the Cup of Nations. Hopefully it will be a fantastic experience for both players and we will see them back here next month!"
Zambia are in Group C, along with Egypt, Cameroon and Sudan. South Africa, of course, have been drawn into Pool D, where they will be up against Tunisia, Angola and Senegal.