Marlin back after hip injury
Veteran goalkeeper Calvin Marlin, who has played more matches in South African soccer than any other active player, is back in training after suffering a hip injury in June.
Marlin should be in contention for a place in the Mamelodi Sundowns’ line-up in the next weeks, officials said.
He has been recovering after a serious hip problem suffered in pre-season preparations.
Marlin currently finds himself behind Wayne Sandilands and Denis Onyango in the pecking order at the struggling Sundowns.
The 36-year-old, who is the only player left in the league who competed in the inaugural Premier Soccer League in 1996, has placed only 19 times over the last three seasons.
But his 376 starts remains the most by an any active player still registered with a PSL club.
Marlin’s contract with Sundowns runs out at the end of the year after which he will make a decision on his career future.
He started his career at Michau Warriors in Port Elizabeth before going to Seven Stars, Ajax Cape Town, SuperSport United and then Sundowns.
Marlin, who won 15 caps for South Africa, has a single league title and two cup medals to his name.