Cape Town - Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder
Vincent Pule is in a race against time to recover from injury for
Saturday's league clash with Supersport United.
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The Buccaneers host Matsatsantsa at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday,
the second meeting between the two sides this season after SuperSport
recorded victory via penalties in the MTN8 quarter-finals.
Pule has made a very bright start to his time at Pirates after
signing from Bidvest Wits in the off-season, and started last weekend
for Bafana Bafana in an AFCON qualifier.
However, he picked up a slight knock on national team duty and it's
currently uncertain as to whether he will be ready for the action in
Soweto on Saturday.
"Vincent Pule is due to undergo a late fitness test ahead of the Absa
Premiership clash against SuperSport United on Saturday," read a
statement on the Pirates website.
"Pule, who recently returned from national team duty where he made
his debut in South Africa's goalless draw against Libya, is carrying a
slight muscle strain coming into this match over the weekend.
"The Bucs medical team have described his injury as 'not serious'
however, they still need to assess the 26-year old before clearing him
to play against Matsatsantsa."
In other news, Zambian international Augustine Mulenga is available
again after recovering from an injury which has side-lined him for the
past few weeks.
"Mulenga returns to full fitness ahead of the clash ironically
against the same United side he last played against. The 28-year old has
been out of action since injuring his ankle in Pirates' penalty defeat
to United in the MTN8 last month."