Caretaker Coach Augusto Palacios’ preparations have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the all-important Absa Premier League clash against Free State Stars on Wednesday.
Siyabonga “Nsimbi” Sangweni will tomorrow night miss Orlando Pirates game for the first time since joining “Ezimnyama Ngenkani” when they play Free State Stars second time in just 3 day after they had been knocked out of the Nedbank Cup Sangweni has played 21 league games and further a 12 cup matches in the MTN8, the Telkomknockout, the African Champions league and round two of the Nedbank Cup. Also on Yellow card is Daine Klate who came in for Dikgang Mabalane 67 minutes on weekend’s game to score an equalizer that to the game to extra time over the weekend against free State Stars.
The Peruvian will be out the services of winger Daine Klate as well as centre back Siyabonga Sangweni, as they will be serving their respective match suspensions having collected their third bookings in the loss to the same Stars team in the Last 16 of the Nedbank Cup over the weekend.
Pirates who are currently in second place, trail log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by four points. They will need to start collecting maximum points on a regular basis if they are to successfully defend their league title.
Kick off for this encounter is 19h30.
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates Reserves lost 2-0 to SuperSport United in a reserve league match played at the Arthur Bloch Sports Ground in Mayfair yesterday.
Players still on injuries are Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Isaac Chansa and Andile Jali who got red card last week when Pirates was playing Free State Stars for Nedbank Cup Last 16 and they were knockout by 2-1