Prince Nxumalo of Ajax Cape Town challenged by Sibusiso Mbonani of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Ajax Cape Town and Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 15 September 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Friday Sep 22, 2017. 11:07
Ajax Cape Town have suffered a major blow in build-up to their Absa Premiership clash against Baroka FC in Polokwane this Saturday, with news that Prince Nxumalo will not be making the trip to the Limpopo province.
Nxuamlo, 27, was unable to recover from a groin problem and as a result, he will play no part in the club's match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The former SuperSport United forward has established himself as an integral part of head coach Stanley Menzo's plans, and scored a brace as the Urban Warriors beat Polokwane City 2-0 last weekend.
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Innocent Nemukondeni has also been ruled out of the league showdown, but Menzo could welcome back star midfielder Grant Margeman.
“Prince, he has a groin strain, he failed to train the whole week and he won’t be travelling with us," said Menzo. "Innocent, he is also not making the trip, he picked up a knock to his ankle in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.
“At this moment that is it. Grant is okay, but we need to take care of him. It is a long season, he played a lot of games for club and country last season," he concluded.