Absa Premiership

Tinkler downplays injury concerns

2015-08-19 17:30
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Eric Tinkler has revealed he has a number of injury concerns to contend with ahead of Saturday's clash with AC Leopards.

Ntsikelelo Nyauza sustained an injury in the closing stages of Pirates 4-1 victory over Chippa United, while several others were already on the treatment table prior to the midweek Premiership encounter.

"We have a few contact injuries, as you know," Tinkler was quoted as saying by KickOff.

"Brighton [Mhlongo] did his ligaments in, Patrick [Phungwayo] has fluid in his knee. He is just resting.

"Thabo Matlaba is training with the team but we are easing him back so it's still a few weeks before we see him again in the team."

However, it's not all bad news on the injury front, with Jomo Rakhale and Menzi Masuku expected to be available for selection against AC Leopards.

Tinkler added: "Jomo Rakhale is also being rested and Menzi Masuku is a precaution from his knock. They should all be fine ahead of this weekend.

"The media have made my job difficult with this mention of fatigue. As you can hear, my injuries are not from fatigue, but knocks."

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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