Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola could miss the club's Premiership fixture against Polokwane City on Wednesday due to illness.
Makola was instrumental in the team's 1-1 draw with Mpumalanga Black Aces at the weekend, scoring the opening goal, but had to leave the field after 35 minutes due to chest pains and the Bucs were noticeably worse without him.
The South Africa international has since been diagnosed with a fever, which the player believes he may have picked up while in Egypt for the Buccaneers CAF Confederation Cup game against Zamalek earlier this month.
"I think I contracted fever in Egypt. I was coughing and felt a little bit dizzy during the game," Makola told KickOff.
"I am not yet sure if I will make it to the trip to Polokwane but I am hopeful I will be available for the game against Al-Ahly on Saturday."
Pirates take on Rise and Shine at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as they try to get their league campaign back on track after a slow start.
This will be followed by the first leg of the Confederation Cup semi-final against Al-Ahly in Soweto this coming weekend.