Boost for Sundowns squad

Five players have returned to training following injuries.

FILE: Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2012/13 at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - The Mamelodi Sundowns squad has been given a boost after injured players returned to normal training.

Bongani Zungu, Anthony Laffor, Tiyani Mabunda, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Thami Sangweni have all returned to training while midfielder, Mukuka Mulenga, is also on the road to recovery.

Rashid Sumaila and Glenn Verbauwhede are still out with hamstring and ankle injuries.

The news comes as the team heads to Zambia for a mid-season training break.

The Brazilians will play three fixtures against the country's local teams on 11, 15 and 18 January.

Upon their return, Sundowns will try to unseat Kaizer Chiefs from the top of the Premier Soccer League table on 23 January.