Absa Premiership

Memela ruled out of Soweto derby

2018-10-26 08:54
Luvuyo Memela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Luvuyo Memela has been ruled out for three weeks and will miss this weekend's Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs.

The 31-year-old winger was the hero in the last clash between the Soweto giants and scored a brace as the Buccaneers clinched a 3-1 victory.

Pirates also announced that veteran midfielder Musa Nyatama is struggling with a knock and will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's meeting at FNB Stadium.

"In terms of injury doubts, winger Luvuyo Memela has been ruled out for this encounter," a statement read of the club's official website.

'''Amigo' as he is affectionately known, suffered a knee strain and as a result will be out for three weeks.

"Meanwhile, midfielder Musa Nyatama is due to undergo a late fitness test after picking up a knock in the cup win over the Chilli Boys."

Kick-off is at 15:30.


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