Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will be without the suspended Thembinkosi
Lorch for Saturday's top of the table Absa Premiership clash against Wits.
Lorch has been a major attacking influence for the Sea
Robbers by netting 11 goals in all competitions as well as providing five assists
in the PSL.
The forward picked up his third yellow card of the season in
the 0-0 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday night.
The 25-year-old is considered to be a strong contender for
the Player of the Season crown in South Africa's top flight and will no doubt
be missed against the Clever Boys.
Currently, Bucs are tied on 41 points with Wits but hold
second position in the standings due to a superior goal difference.
Meanwhile, Sundowns top the table on 44 points after 24
matches played in 2018/19.
Pirates are also sweating on goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands due
to a head knock he picked up against the Brazilians.
In addition, Luvuyo Memela could also be out due to a leg
wound he picked up in a challenge with Hlompho Kekana.
Saturday's action is set to get underway from 15:00 at the
Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.