Mpontshane ruled out for Bucs' MDC side

2016-10-07 08:10
Siyabonga Mpontshane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mphontshane has been ruled out of their upcoming MultiChoice Diski Challenge clash with Chippa United on Saturday.

The Bafana Bafana international has not seen playing time so far in Bucs' first team in 2016/17, with both Brighton Mhlongo and Felipe Ovono seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.

Mphontshane has played two matches for Pirates' MDC side, however, he is yet to break into the starting line-up under coach Muhsin Ertugral.

The Sea Robbers are currently in fifth place in the MDC standings and are three points behind league leaders Bidvest Wits.

But the Soweto giants have confirmed that the 30-year-old keeper won't be involved in the encounter with the Chilli Boys as he recovers from a knee injury.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Mphontshane, who has played between the sticks for two of the three MDC matches, has been ruled out for this encounter due to a knee injury.

"This opens the door for 19-year-old Tsebo Tsotetsi. Tsotetsi has been an unused substitute for all three matches."

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


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.