Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates defender Lucky Lekgwathi is still a couple of weeks away from full
fitness, as he awaits his first game of the season.
Read: 10-man Pirates come out winners
The 38-year-old has yet to feature for the Bucs this season
because of persistent fitness problems, but coach Eric Tinkler is hoping to
have the veteran available again soon.
"He is still injured," Tinkler said.
"Still injured and he will be out for at least the next
couple of weeks. I'm hoping to see him before the end of the season.
"He went for an operation and it will be a couple more
weeks before he starts training again.
“You have to understand that he is not a youngster any more
so the recovery, it takes time."
Meanwhile Pirates ran out winners against Platinum Stars
despite Lehlohonolo Majoro receiving a red card after blatantly stomping on Mahlatsi
Majoro opened the scoring following an assist from Oupa
Manyisa while Lennox Bacela put the nail in the coffin on the stroke of full