Absa Premiership

Bucs sweating on Sandilands and Memela for Clever Boys clash

2019-04-03 08:59
Wayne Sandilands (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have confirmed that both Wayne Sandilands and Luvuyo Memela could be doubtful for the Absa Premiership clash with Bidvest Wits on Saturday.

Both players sustained injuries during Monday's 0-0 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns and were forced off the field in the contest.

Sandilands suffered a head injury which caused him to be dizzy and he was substituted in the game.

Meanwhile, Memela was hurt in a nasty collision with Hlompho Kekana and was taken off as his wound above his knee was too large to be stitched at the time.

The club's official website said: "Sandilands was forced off after feeling light-headed as a result of loss of blood following his clash with Downs defender Wayne Arendse.

"Despite the efforts of the doctors stitching up Sandilands' wound, the goal minder struggled to finish the match and was later forced off the field after complaining to the medical team.

"Memela suffered a nasty gash above his knee following a clash with captain Hlompho Kekana. The gash was too big to stitch up quickly for the player to return in time hence the decision was taken to substitute the player."

The Sea Robbers are set to face the Clever Boys on Saturday afternoon at the Bidvest Stadium.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 in a clash which could have major implications in terms of the outcome of the PSL title race.


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