Thursday Jun 28, 2018. 11:00
Kaizer Chiefs defender Teenage Hadebe hopes that the injury troubles he endured through last season are now a thing of the past.
The Zimbabwean centre-back joined the Amakhosi from Chicken Inn a year ago, but injury forced him to wait until November 2017 to make his debut.
He then aggravated an ankle problem in the latter stages of last term and the 2017/18 campaign came to an end with the 22-year-old having made just 16 appearances.
"I want to stay fit next year,” Hadebe told his club's website.
The defender missed Zimbabwe’s Cosafa Cup triumph in Polokwane but was able to watch the matches on the television.
"I was happy we won the trophy. We did great and deserved to win,” he added.
The Zimbabwean also gave his backing to Senegal’s Teranga Lions at the 2018 World Cup, with the West Africans battling Colombia later today for a place in the last 16.
“For sure, Senegal will go through to the round of 16,” he said. “They have been playing well. To see them beat Poland in the first round was awesome.”
Chiefs have yet to announce a new manager following the departure of Steve Komphela toward the end of last season. Patrick Mabedi remains in charge on a caretaker basis.