Linda Mntambo: Sekhukhune United Captain ‘Figo’ Embraces Return to Action After Long Injury Layoff

Linda Mntambo: Sekhukhune United Captain ‘Figo’ Embraces Return to Action After Long Injury Layoff

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 29, 2024 at 3:54 AM
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  • Linda Mntambo is very happy to be back on the pitch after a long injury
  • The Sekhukhune United captain started his first game vs Richards Bay
  • Mntambo also featured in the Nedbank Cup match against Highlands Park

After spending a year on the sidelines due to injury, Sekhukhune United captain, Linda Mntambo, has opened up about his journey back to the pitch.

Mntambo expressed gratitude for the support he received from his teammates during his challenging time.

The 34-year-old midfielder started his first game in over a year and scored a goal in Sekhukhune's 3-1 victory against Richards Bay on February 17 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Sekhukhune United captain, Linda Mntambo. Photo: iDiski Times
Linda Mntambo is happy to be back playing for Sekhukhune United. Photo: iDiski Times.
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He continued his comeback by featuring in the Nedbank Cup match against Highlands Park on February 21 at the Dobsonville Stadium, which his team won 5-4 on penalties.

Reflecting on his emotional return, Mntambo acknowledged his difficulties during recovery but remained optimistic about his progress. He highlighted the importance of building match fitness and gradually regaining his confidence.

Despite feeling anxious before his first game, Mntambo credited his teammates, coaches, medical staff, and family for their unwavering support, which eased his transition back onto the field.

“With the help of my teammates also, I wouldn’t have had too easy without their help on the day, they’ve supported me well, the medical team have been helping to make me come back strong,” he said, as reported by iDiski Times.

Mntambo and his team are gearing up for the next challenge as they face AmaZulu in the last 16 of the competition, aiming to build on their previous success.

Sekhukhune bolster squad

Sekhukhune signed Katlego Mohammed from Mamelodi Sundowns until the end of the 2023/2024 season, with an option to buy if he impresses. The 25-year-old player, previously on loan at Moroka Swallows, is set to bolster the team's lineup.

Additionally, the team welcomed Edmar Kamatuka from Namibia and Teboho Letsema from Lesotho, further strengthening their squad for the upcoming challenges.

Sekhukhune begin new chapter with Lehlohonolo Seema

Sports Brief reported when Lehlohonolo Seema took the head coach job at Sekhukhune after resigning from Polokwane City.

Lured by the chance to take on a continental challenge, he must meet the ambitions of his new bosses and keep the team out of the bottom half.

Seema's predecessor held on until the end, ensuring his sacking was handled correctly.

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