Mashigo nearing return in Germany


South African teenager Boipelo Mashigo is nearing his return from injury in Germany.

The winger has been side-lined for the past two months with a hamstring injury that he picked up in training with his German side SpVgg Unterhaching in late December 2020.

Mashigo was recently promoted to the club’s first team and has played four league games in Germany’s third tier so far this season.

He started his career in South Africa with the SuperSport United academy before moving to Germany in 2016 to join the DFI Aibling academy. After spending two crucial years at the DFI academy, he moved to SpVgg Unterhaching where he harnessed his skills in the development system.

On the 25th of November 2020, the 17-year-old attacker made his senior debut for the club in a 2-0 loss against Dynamo Dresden and went on to make three more appearances off the bench before getting injured in December.

He featured against Wehen Wiesbaden, Hallescher FC and FC K’Lautern and has played a total of 108 minutes since making his senior football bow.

After almost two months without playing competitive football, the left-footed teenager has returned to full training in Germany as he looks to help his club finish strongly in the current campaign. Mashigo says it’s been a difficult start to the year, but he will come back stronger.

“Its been a difficult start to the new year as I’ve been recovering from an injury, but it’s been coming alright,” said Mashigo.

“ I’m left with just a few weeks now and I will be back stronger than ever,” he added.

Unterhaching currently sit in 18th place on the log standings with 21 points from 25 games – three points from safety. They travel to 1860 Munich on Friday evening as they look to get back to winning ways after losing to MSV Duisburg last weekend.

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By Prince Sobayeni 

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