Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates have confirmed defender Siyabonga Sangweni will be missing "for
some time" with the knee injury he sustained last week.
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The centre-back was forced to withdraw from the Buccaneers'
CAF Confederations Cup squad ahead of last week's second-leg encounter against
Uganda Revenue Authority, which the Soweto giants drew 2-2 to progress to the
second round with a 4-3 aggregate success.
And, Pirates have now revealed the South Africa international
will miss a large chunk of the season's run-in, with club PRO Mickey Modisane
telling Soccer Laduma:
"Siyabonga will be out for some time with a knee injury. It's bad but not
"The doctors are working with him and we hope that he
will recover sooner rather than later. But at the moment he is still nursing
the injury and he is out."
The news means Sangweni will miss Wednesday's Premiership
clash against Platinum Stars, where Pirates will be looking to keep touch with
second-placed Mamelodi, who are three points ahead but with a far superior goal
difference and a game in hand.
Kick-off is at 19:30.