Taaibos is back to boost Celtic

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Bloemfontein Celtic are over the moon following the return of the influential Kleinbooi Taaibos for tomorrow's Absa Premiership match against Orlando Pirates.

The game, which will be the first in the league for Bucs' new coach Owen "Rubberdoll" Da Gama, takes place at Ellis Park Stadium.

Kickoff is at 8pm.

Taaibos, who has been out of action for about five months due to a knee operation, has already completed the rehabilitation process.

He sustained the injury towards the end of last season.

"We are excited that Kleinbooi is back, he has been training with the team for some time as part of the process to help him regain his fitness," said Nduna.

"We gave him a run during the Macufe Cup [against Jomo Cosmos]. It's great to have him back for the big one against Pirates."

Nduna also announced that former Bafana Bafana striker Lebohang "Majaivane" Kukame is also back in action after injury.

"Lebohang is 90 percent fit but the final decision on who is playing is up to the technical staff. He has been doing well at training," Nduna said.

But Saul Mmethi and Jonathan Solomons are still out due to knee injuries. They also underwent operations at the beginning of the season.

Meanwhile, PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem has organised a day-long workshop with the 16 Premiership clubs next Tuesday.

On the agenda include the effect of the new broadcast deal, the sponsorship agreement with Absa and administrative changes.