Absa Premiership

Pirates battling with lengthy injury list

2018-05-10 12:22
Mpho Makola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head into their final Absa Premiership game of the season, against Free State Stars, without several players who have been sidelined by injury.

Musa Nyatama, who strained his knee against Cape Town City, is expected to be out for a week while Mpho Makola has been ruled out for up to three weeks with an ankle sprain.

According to the club's official website, Pirates have also been sweating on the availability of Mark van Heerden (foot injury), Gladwin Shitolo (sesamoiditis of the big toe) and Bernard Morrison (groin injury),

Meanwhile, Thembinkosi Lorch and Thabiso Kutumela continue their rehabilitation programmes from long-term injuries.

Luvuyo Memela is recovering from a successful operation in which his medial meniscus was repaired and is set to start his rehabilitation following a checkup next week.

Pirates ran Mamelodi Sundowns close in the race for the Premiership title, but with 'Downs having wrapped it up in their last league game with a 3-1 win over Ajax Cape Town, little will be riding on the clash with Luc Eymael's men for Milutin Sredojevic's side.

The match at Orlando Stadium is set to kick-off at 15:00 on Saturday.

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Fixtures
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
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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