Orlando Pirates have provided crucial update on star midfielder Vincent Pule and seven others ahead of facing Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8.

The Buccaneers have confirmed that Pule is back in full training after being disrupted by injury on his progress this season and is one of the players expected to make the the match day squad alongside the likes of Terrence Dzvukamanja and Thabiso Monyane who have also been training with the rest of their teammates.

The Soweto giants have hinted that Evidence Makgopa is nearing making his debut for the club, having made progress on his recovery from ankle injury.

As confirmed by the club, Goodman Mosele is also available for selection after serving his two-match suspension.

In addition, Bucs have further confirmed that new signings Kermit Erasmus, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Sipho Chaine are also available for selection.

“The Buccaneers will welcome midfielder Goodman Mosele back from suspension, and the player will have gotten some much needed minutes under the belt when he turned out for the national team during the international break,” stated Pirates on the club’s official website.

“The 22-year-old was among four Pirates players who turned out for South Africa over the past week, and the quartet has rejoined the Bucs camp alongside Ghana’s Richard Ofori, who represented the Black Stars in their friendly match against Nicaragua on Tuesday,” the club wrote.

“On the injury front, the hosts could be welcoming a number of their stars back into the match day squad, with the likes of Vincent Pule, Terrence Dzvukamanja and Thabiso Monyane all training with their teammates after being sidelined in recent weeks,” confirmed the Buccaneers.

“Also in line for selection are Pirates’ deadline day signings, Kermit Erasmus, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Sipho Chaine, while striker Evidence Makgopa is another one nearing his Bucs debut, having made significant progress in recovering from an ankle injury,” the club confirmed.

Pirates and Sundowns will play in the first leg of their MTN 8 semi-final tie at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.


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