Orlando Pirates have no matches this weekend, much to the relief of Head Coach Micho Sredojević and his Technical Team.

Last week the Buccaneers played three matches in seven days, and as expected, a few players have picked up knocks and are currently receiving treatment.

Orlandopiratesfc.com took a drive through to training yesterday to have a chat with the Bucs Medical Team and get an update on how the players were fairing.


  • Diamond Thopola: Suffered a quad strain in the Nedbank Cup match against Ajax Cape Town. He is currently receiving treatment and will continue to undergo physiotherapy for the next couple of days.
  • Gladwin Shitolo: Aggravated an ankle injury in the 2-0 win over Ajax and is also receiving treatment.
  • Mpho Makola: Will start running today to assess his readiness before being cleared to undergo full training. Makola has been out for over a week since injuring his back in the league match against the Urban Warriors.
  • Thabo Qalinge: Good news for Qalinge and the Ghost is that he is one step closer to making full recovery following his clearance from physio. He has since been given the green light to start his strength and conditioning program.
  • Abbubaker Mobara: Mobara is nearing full recovery from his groin injury. He is still experiencing some level of discomfort and pain. The Bucs Medical Team will continue to assess his situation.





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