Cape Town - Apart from
defender Justice Chabalala and winger Thabo Qalinge,
the Orlando Pirates squad is fit and firing on all cylinders.
The Buccaneers are in
for a busy fixture schedule and have three games in the space of a week as they
take on Platinum Stars (January 27) and Ajax Cape Town (January 31) away from
home, before hosting Maritzburg United on February 3.
According to the
Pirates website, coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic's squad is looking in good
shape ahead of this hectic period, with only two players nursing injuries.
the Buccaneers, there is little to worry about in terms of long term injuries
with defender Justice Chabalala and midfielder Thabo Qalinge the only major
concerns ahead of the match on Saturday," read a statement on their
currently nursing an ankle injury and is still undergoing physiotherapy while
Qalinge, is gradually making his return to full fitness.
26-year old is still working with the Strength and Conditioning team while he
awaits report from specialist to give him the green light to start full
training with the rest of the team."
Bucs have claimed
seven points from their last three outings, getting a late equaliser in a 1-1
draw against Polokwane City in their most recent match, thanks to an
86th-minute strike by teenage marksman Lyle Foster.
The Soweto giants lie
in sixth position, seven points behind pace-setters Mamelodi Sundowns with 12
league matches to play.