Kalaba Not Sure of Facing Bafana-Bafana

Kalaba Not Sure of Facing Bafana-Bafana

Rainford Kalaba says he is not sure if he be fit in time to face Bafana-Bafana in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on November 14 at Soccer City.

The Zambia and TP Mazembe midfielder has been out of action for the last three weeks due to injury.

Kalaba said that he has just returned to training.

“I will only return to training for the first time today (Tuesday),” Kalaba said.

“Whether or not I will be ready for that game, I cannot say right now.

“I will see at the end of the week after I see how I feel in training and make a decision after that.”

Kalaba sustained a groin injury while in 2012 African Champions League semifinal action for Mazembe on October 6 in a scoreless draw against Esperance of Tunisia in Lubumbashi.

The playmaker subsequently missed Zambia’s 2013 Africa Cup third round, final leg qualifier away to Uganda that the African champions won 9-8 on October 13 in Kampala to book their place at next year’s finals in South Africa.