Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns left-back / left-winger Tebogo Langerman was involved in a car accident recently, but escaped without any serious injuries.
Rumours on social media that Langerman had in fact died were dispelled and he is in in line to play for the Brazilians on Saturday.
A source confirmed to the Soccer Laduma website that Langerman was in the passenger seat and the car in which he was travelling was not his.
Recent months have proven tragic for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Gift Motupa survived a car accident in November, but Anele Ngcongca, who was due to join AmaZulu on loan, died in a motor vehicle accident the same month. In December, defender Motjeka Madisha also died in an accident.
In Tebogo Langerman’s case, he was back at training with the club this week and is available for selection for the Tshwane derby against SuperSport United on Saturday, 16 January.
Matsatsantsa will host the match at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.
Kick-off is set for 17:00.
The match represents a battle of the top two sides currently in the DStv Premiership.
After 10 matches this season, Mamelodi Sundowns sit top of the log on 24 points, with SuperSport United second on 22.
Thus, with victory, SuperSport United could be the new leaders of the league come the final whistle.
Langerman, now 34, has five Bafana Bafana caps to his name.
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