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Pirates Confirm Two Will Miss Swallows Clash

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Richard Ofori is likely to miss their clash against Swallows FC, while Ntsikelelo Nyauza is still suspended.

The Buccaneers return to the DStv Premiership on Saturday, facing an in-form Swallows in the original Soweto derby.

Pirates’ coaching duo Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids will be keen on collecting their first three points, but they will likely miss first-choice goalkeeper Ofori after he picked up an injury against Bafana Bafana.

In addition, Nyauza is still suspended after receiving a red card in the league opener against Stellenbosch.

However, there were also some positive news, with new arrival Kwanda Mngonyama back to full training after spending the opening weeks of the season on the injury list. 

In addition, Thabang Monare and Ben Motshwari are both “in line for a return to the match day squad after missing out on the previous fixtures through injury,” the club stated. 

No update was given on the availability of Thembinkosi Lorch after he also missed the first two league games due to injury.

Pirates will meet Swallows at 15:00 on Saturday at the Orlando Stadium.