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Mandla Ncikazi, the Pirates' coach, has confirmed that Bafana midfielder Goodman Mosele has returned

Bafana Bafana midfielder Goodman Mosele has returned to training after missing recent national team matches owing to personal issues, according to Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi.

Mosele made news earlier this month when Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos reported Mosele did not show up for a national team camp to prepare for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia.

When asked to comment on the matter, Ncikazi stated that some of the allegations made against Mosele were false.

"It's unfortunate sometimes when you read stories in the media that aren't genuine," Ncikazi said as Pirates prepared for their crucial second leg of the Confederations Cup second-round showdown against CSMD Diables Noirs of Congo on Sunday at Orlando Stadium.

"There was a lot of speculation, and I think the media's statements are really irresponsible." Whether it is the national coach or anyone else, the condition of Mosele, if you are in a position similar to mine, is really terrible."

Ncikazi stated that the club supported the player as he dealt with personal matters and that it is up to Broos to decide whether or not to call him up to the national team in the future.

"I understand his situation; whether the coach chooses to select him or not is his decision, but I am supportive of the boy's position, and he is back in training right now."

"As a club, we support his cause, but what the coach has said about players makes me wish it could be regulated and done better." I'm not in his situation, but if I had to do it again, I'd do it differently."

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