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Bafana star Lebo Mothiba starts road to recovery in France

Bafana Bafana star Lebo Mothiba has started his road to recovery in France following an injury setback he sustained in December 2023.

Mothiba was unlucky as he fractured his left knee in a 2-1 victory against Lorient in a Ligue 1 encounter and, as a result, spent several months on the sidelines. So far, he has missed two matches in all competitions, and they were both victories.

The setback came at the wrong time for the 27-year-old. The 2023 AFCON to take place in Ivory Coast was edging closer. This was a heartbreak for Mothiba as he had to miss out on the African elite football competition. He was part of the Bafana Bafana 50-man preliminary squad that was named by coach Hugo Broos.

The goal poacher was pictured at the gym wearing knee support as he started his personal training at his club.

Lebo Mothiba starts rehab at the gym after surgery
Lebo Mothiba starts rehab at the gym after undergoing a successful surgery


Firstly, the club shared the good news as they announced that the striker had undergone surgery and it was successful. Now, they have issued a positive update that he has started his rehabilitation process.

“Let’s go Lebo! Our striker has a smile on his face as he starts his rehab,” Racing Strasbourg Alsace posted on their social media accounts.

Mothiba has been getting some game time for his club and country, respectively, whenever he is injury-free and available for selection. This season for Strasbourg, he has made 15 appearances in the league and found the back of the net three times.

As for the national team, he has yet to impress since his return from another long-term injury setback. This kept him out of action for almost a year. He played three matches and failed to score a goal or provide an assist.

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