Manyisa and Memela out for SSU clash
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 08:26
Orlando Pirates will be without the services of two instrumental players when they face SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership clash at the Mbombela Stadium tonight.
Captain Oupa Manyisa and Luvuyo Memela, have not travelled with the squad as they are still recovering from a severe case of stomach cramps. These are the same cramps which saw both players miss the Soweto Derby clash against Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend. Although, Memela who was initially included in the starting eleven despite struggling with cramps the night before also missed out after withdrawing during the teamís warm up.
The absence of Manyisa and Memela would be a blow for many teams but for a Club such as Orlando Pirates, Muhsin Ertugral has enough depth in his squad to select replacements capable enough to get the job done. One such example is Riyaad Norodien, who came on for Memela in the Derby and gave a good account of himself on the day.
Meanwhile, the Bucs medical department has revealed that there are some players making good progress from their respective injuries.
According to the medical report Gladwin Shitolo and Nkosinathi Mthiyane have been cleared and can start training with the rest of the squad. For Shitolo, who has been out since picking up an injury in a friendly match against Royal Eagles during pre-season, itís a welcome return and he will surely be eager to get back to action.
Striker Ayanda Nkosi is still receiving treatment on a hamstring strain he suffered two weeks ago. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation and is expected to return to full training in a couple of days.
Goalkeeper, Siyabonga Mpontshane is also undergoing rehabilitation and making good recovery. He is currently on an individual training programme with the biokineticist.