Modiba thrilled to return to action

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Goalkeeper Thabo Davis Modiba says he’s thrilled to finally get the opportunity to don Jomo Cosmos’ colours this season after he was officially cleared by the Premier Soccer League (PSL), this week.

“I am glad the long wait is finally over and I can play once again,” said the 24-year-old, following news that he’s been given the green light.

“It has not been easy staying on the sidelines, but so far so good, the guys have been sensational and I think we’ve done well as a team. I must give special mention to our young goalkeeper “Casillas” who has been marvelous so far.

“His performances have created a positive vibe in the team, and this will give me the impetus to fight my way back to reckoning,” Modiba added.

The former Dolphins shot-stopper was originally scheduled to start featuring in official matches beginning from the NFD fixture against Witbank Spurs on October 30, but that was subject to clearance from the PSL.

Last season, Modiba was embroiled in a transfer wrangle that saw Ezenkosi coughing out a hefty fine, while the keeper was slammed with a 9-game ban.

So far, Modiba has missed a total of 11 official games which include last term’s last PSL match against Maritzburg United, and this season’s NFD games versus FC Cape Town, Black Leopards, Milano United, Mthatha Bucks, AmaTuks, AmaZulu, Cape Town All-Stars, Stellenbosch FC, Witbank Spurs and Mbombela United.

In his absence, goalkeeping duties had been shared between Williams Okpara Junior and Clement “Casillas” Ramakgasha.

-Mark Ogagan

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