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 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