Orlando Pirates have provided further updates on Thembinkosi Lorch’s injury.
The 29-year-old, alongside Thapelo Xoki, missed the DStv Premiership match against Cape Town City at Orlando Stadium.
Lorch picked up a minor knock on the build up to the match while Xoki was substituted during the Nedbank Cup clash against Dondol Stars after picking up a knock.
“According to the medical team, Xoki is likely to be fit for selection ahead of Sunday’s league game away to TS Galaxy, having returned to full training after suffering a head injury,” read the Pirates statement.
“Lorch, on the other hand, remains a doubtful starter for the clash in Mbombela and continues to be monitored, having picked up a knock to his hip.
“Right-backs Bandile Shandu and Craig Martin are back to provide more depth in defence after recovering from illness and a slight knock, respectively. Both have recently resumed full training along with goalkeeper Richard Ofori and striker Bienvenu Eva Nga.
“Meanwhile, Vincent Pule and striker Ndumiso Mabena are expected to be back at full training during the course of the week after both were sidelined by knee injuries. Also on the mend is midfielder Goodman Mosele, who has started light training but remains under rehab, while defender Olisa Ndah is still side-lined with a knee injury.”
Orlando Pirates next match is against TS Galaxy at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 15:00.
By Zola Doda