Orlando Pirates has suffered a number of injuries over the course of the current campaign. Their striking department was all in the doctor's room until yesterday when Gabadinho Mhango and Tshegofatso Mabasa returned against Bloemfontein Celtics. Coach Josef Zinnbauer has had to dig deep and come out with innovative ways to score goals despite missing stars like Zakhele and Terrence Dvukumanja upfront.
The club provided an injury update on the website over Zakhele Lepasa, Thembinkosi Lorch,, Nkanyiso Zungu and Terrence Dvukumannja. This is what many may consider good news considering the fact that Pirates couod potentially face Mamelodi Sundowns in the last of the Nedbank Cup.
This star went off in the second half during the game against Supersport United. According to the club's website he is expected to partially resume training this week after suffering a left abductor strain. This will be a welcome relief from fans who missed his influence on the field against Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtics respectively.
The Zimbabwean foward is also expected to return to training next week after recovering from an ankle injury. The former Bidvest Wits man has spent a lengthy time on the sidelines. Many will look to him to show his goal scoring prowess when he returns. He has only 1 goal to his name since joining the mighty Buccaneers.
The star who is currently nursing an injury after suffering a right forearm contusion. He impressed as he came on for the Buccaneers during the game against Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup last 16 over the past weekend. The club didn't provide a estimate as to when he could return to the field.
The Orlando Pirates rising star saw a big blow to his momentum after suffering an injury late December in 2020. He has recovered and is expected to return to training, however the club didn't provide a reputable time frame for his return. His return had been widely talked about by fans who have come to the cinc8that he is the heart of the front line with his work ethic and stamina putting head and shoulders above the rest.
Orlando Pirates have been on and off when it comes to challenging for the league, however they have already made important towards the Nedbank Cup. Josef Zinnbauer and his men defeated Bloemfontein Celtics 1-0 on Tuesday evening to move into the 3rd spot. They are currently 4 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns after playing 3 more games.
The Buccaneers will face the on form Chippa United on Saturday as they will look to extend their consistency in the league and put pressure on the log leaders. The return of some of these star will be welcomed by the technical team in terms of depth and formations. Orlando Pirates is still firmly active in 3 competition namely the Dstv Premiership, CAF Confederations Cup and Nedbank Cup. This comes after they won the first trophy on offer which was the MTN 8, the chances of another trophy this season are looking very decent.
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