Cape Town – Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Lucky
Lekgwathi is injury free but Thabo Matlaba still a doubt for Free State Stars
Read: FSS to add to Pirates misery
Vladimir Vermezovic will have an intensive training session
as the Sea Robbers prepare to host Free Ea Lla Koto at Orlando Stadium the club’s
The Buccaneers are enjoying a clean bill of health, with
defender Lucky Lekgwathi being declared fully recovered from flu and a foot
However Thabo Matlaba is nursing an Achilles tendon injury
he picked up with Bafana Bafana this week.
The club’s medical team said: “He did not train today; he is
under treatment and we will soon be able to tell when he will return to the
Meanwhile, Vermezovic has been fine-tuning his squad ahead
of this tie with Stars.
Helder Pelembe from Mozambique is back in the country, while
Senzo Meyiwa, Kermit Erasmus and Oupa Manyisa have also reported for training
after Bafana’s goalless draw against Congo in Polokwane.
Last season Bucs took four points off Ea Lla Koto, winning
2-0 in Soweto and drawing 1-1 away in the Free State.
Kick-off set for 20:15 on Saturday, October 18.