Pirates get Mhlongo boost

2015-08-13 10:21
Brighton Mhlongo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Brighton Mhlongo seems to have escaped a serious injury after physical assessment showed the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper had only stretched a ligament in his knee, and not torn it.

The shot stopper needed to be substituted during their Absa Premiership clash against SuperSport Untied, a game which was abandoned after 63 minutes due to floodlight failure at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Mhlongo was replaced by new signing Felipe Ovono, who stood between the sticks for the final 27 minutes in match's restart the following day, where Pirates were unable to come back from Michael Boxall's first-half opener as Matsatsantsa snatched a 1-0 win.

"Brighton is probably out for four days; he stretched his ligament on his knee. Luckily it is not torn according to what we've been told," coach Eric Tinkler says.

"He is going for a scan to assess it, but according to the doctors in four days he should be back and should be fine."

That means Mhlongo should be back for Pirates' next league encounter, against Chippa United on August 18, although Thabo Rakhale's situation remains unclear, with the midfielder having also picked up an injury against SuperSport.

"Rakhale has strained his groin and he is going for scan. We need to see the extent," Tinkler concluded.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.