Absa Premiership

Pirates duo fit for selection

2018-01-02 18:07
Innocent Maela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defenders Innocent Maela and Mthokozisi Dube have recovered from injury and are available for Saturday’s match against Baroka.

The Sea Robbers return to action after the Christmas break when they host Baroka FC at the Orlando Stadium this Saturday night.

And head coach Milutin Sredojevic will have a few additional options at his disposal following the singing of defenders Diamond Thopola and Phetso Maphanga from Chippa United, as well as the return to fitness of several others.

A statement on the Bucs website read as follows:

"The Bucs technical team has received a timely boost ahead of this encounter with a number of key players returning from their respective injuries.

"Defenders Innocent Maela and Mthokozisi Dube have made full recovery and will be in contention for selection for the upcoming league match. Both players were recently handed a run in a friendly match played over this past weekend.

"Striker Lyle Foster has also made a return to the team after being given a break towards the end of last year so that he could focus on his studies. Foster, was also tested over the weekend.

"Meanwhile, Thabo Qalinge and Thembinkosi Lorch look to be nearing full fitness as they continue to work under the watchful eyes of the strength and conditioning team."

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