Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Bafana Bafana

Davide Somma © Reuters Images

Somma comeback delayed by rain



Davide Somma’s long awaited comeback from injury was delayed this past week when Leeds United’s reserve fixture against Wigan Athletic was cancelled due to heavy rain.

The Bafana Bafana was due to feature in the match, ending 18 months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Leeds coach Neil Warnock admits he and the player were disappointed, but says they will use Somma in another reserve fixture against Birmingham City on Wednesday.

“He was going to have half-an-hour in the game on Tuesday but it was called off. There’s another game planned for next week so with any luck he’ll be involved then,” Warnock told reporters.

“He’s exactly the sort of player you want to have on the bench but everyone knows how long he’s been out for. I don’t want to put too much pressure on him too soon.”

Somma’s comeback has suffered a number of set-backs. He had initially hoped to be ready for the start of this season.

His lack of action ends any hopes he would have had of being part of Bafana coach Gordon Igesund’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Sunday needs more time
My piece on Chan 2016 last week was not intended to make an excuse for the poor showing of the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Crucial semis hung on refs' decisions
This week two English Capital One Cup semifinals were decided on mistakes by the referees and their...

Emeka Enyadike
Rwandan fans show how it’s done
One thing that endeared me to African Football growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s was the full house...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsenal take title credentials to Stoke
There are probably better technically but for heart-racing, blood-pumping excitement there is no...