24 July, 2018
Winger Thabo Qalinge looks set to miss the start of the Absa Premiership when Orlando Pirates host Highlands Park in the league opener at Orlando Stadium next week.
The 26-year old suffered a muscle abductor strain in a friendly match against Stellenbosch FC at the weekend.
According to the Bucs medical team, ‘Section’ as he is affectionately known, is still experiencing some discomfort and as a result he will continue working on his rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, Thembinkosi Lorch is also considered a doubtful starter against the Lions of the North.
The 25-year old Lorch limped off the pitch in Pirates’ friendly match against Cape Town City, after sustaining a knock to the knee and has since been receiving treatment.