Absa Premiership

Lekgwathi remains Bucs captain

2014-11-17 08:14
Lucky Lekgwathi (Gallo)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have confirmed that veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi will reclaim the captain's armband once he returns to full fitness.

Read: Sangweni not scared of Chiefs form

The 38-year-old is closing in on a return to first-team action after recovering from the injury which he aggravated back in September.

Siyabonga Sangweni held the role prior to the late Senzo Meyiwa taking up the armband, although coach Vladimir Vermezovic recently named Oupa Manyisa as his captain following the tragic passing of the goalkeeper.

However, Pirates' administrative manager, Floyd Mbele, has moved to clarify Lekgwathi's role in the team after question marks emerged over who would take up the role on a permanent basis.

Mbele told Soccer Laduma: "There is nothing wrong with Sangweni.

"He was the captain before Senzo when Lucky was injured and now Oupa is the captain in the absence of Lucky, but Lekgwathi remains the captain.

"When he comes back from injury, he will take back the armband.  

"He is the captain, but he is not on the field of play because he is injured, but he is still Pirates captain."

Meanwhile, Pirates are up against SuperSport United when the Premiership resumes on Sunday, November 23.

Kick-off is at 15:00.


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