After a few months on the sidelines due to a knee injury, South African striker Lebo Mothiba is making considerable progress towards recovery.
Mothiba had to undergo surgery and was estimated to be out for a period of four to five months since August, but the striker has already started running and undergoing rehabilitation in time before his predicted return in early 2021.
The 24-year-old joined Strasbourg Alsace back in 2018 from LOSC Lille and has made 44 league appearances scoring 11 goals in Ligue 1 so far.
His most memorable season though has to be the 2018/19 season where he guided Strasbourg to cup glory beating EA Guingamp in the final of the Coupe de La Ligue 1.
It was Mothiba’s brace against Girondins Bordeaux that earned Strasbourg a place in the final and they went on to lift the trophy.
The striker is one of a few key players for Strasbourg and coach Thierry Laurey will also be happy with the progress with Strasbourg struggling to win games at the moment with 3 losses from their first four league games so far this season.
National team coach Molefi Ntseki will also be pleased with Bafana Bafana entering a very important phase with both the FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers approaching and the SA mentor will want every player fit and ready for the challenges ahead.
After a fairly quiet season in the 2019/20 campaign where he only scored three goals, the forward will also be looking at getting his old form back to change Strasbourg’s fortunes going deeper into the season.
FARPost will be keeping a close eye on the progress of the player in the coming few weeks as the situation develops.
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By Prince Sobayeni