Good times continue to roll for Mamelodi Sundowns as Gift Motupa returns

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The good times continue to roll for reigning DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Brazilians have received a major boost to their hopes of retaining their league title following the return to action of striker Gift Motupa.

MOTUPA ARRIVED AT SUNDOWNS FROM BIDVEST WITS

Gift Motupa arrived at Sundowns on a five-year contract as one of their signings from Bidvest Wits prior to the 2020/21 season, but was carrying an injury.

He was also involved in a car accident in Limpopo in late November last year.

Motupa, 26, escaped the accident with minor injuries, and Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has now confirmed that the midfielder is back at training.

MOTUPA HAS RESUMED LIGHT TRAINING

“He has started light training. He should start full-time training [this week],” Mngqithi told the media.

Meanwhile, Sundowns have also welcomed back midfielder Gaston Sirino following termination of talks of a move to Egyptian side Al Ahly.

The Uruguayan was on the bench for Sundowns’ 3-1 victory over Jwaneng Galaxy in the CAF Champions League on Tuesday.

Sundowns progressed to the group stage of the tournament with a 5-1 aggregate victory.

They are also currently top of the DStv Premiership log after nine matches.

SUNDOWNS NEXT IN ACTION ON SATURDAY AGAINST BAROKA FC

Sundowns will next be in action on the domestic front on Saturday, 9 January against Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Whether Gift Motupa forms part of that squad remains to be seen.

With their squad welcoming back fresh legs after injuries, it’s certainly a good time to be a Sundowns supporter!

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