Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela is set to have additional defensive options at his disposal following the news that Daniel Cardoso is back from injury.
Cardoso is at his first season with the club since signing from Free State Stars, but has spent most of the time sidelined with a stress fracture in his shin bone.
But the central defender says he has fully recovered now and has played in two recent friendly games for AmaKhosi. The 27-year-old will be hoping to force his way back in to Komphela’s thinking as the Telkom Knockout final with Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on December 16 draws nearer.
“I went through all the fitness tests without any struggle or pain,” Cardoso told the club’s website.
“I passed my fitness test and I am happy about that. I didn’t expect that it would take such a long time to heal.
“It is always difficult to watch your teammates going through their paces and play matches, while you can’t participate. I really feel great to be back and being able to do what I love, to play soccer,” he explained.