Mandla Ncikazi

CAF has confirmed the date, kick-off times and venues of all the CAF Confederation Cup first legs of the additional second preliminary round. Photo: Gallo Images

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Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has issued an injury update ahead of Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash with Diables Noirs.

Mandla Ncikazi

CAF has confirmed the date, kick-off times and venues of all the CAF Confederation Cup first legs of the additional second preliminary round. Photo: Gallo Images

Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has issued an injury update ahead of Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash with Diables Noirs.

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Kick-off at Orlando Stadium is at 17:30.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Ncikazi confirmed that Thembinkosi Lorch, Vincent Pule and Richard Ofori will miss the clash due to injuries.

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The trio are joined by Zakhele Lepasa who’s only likely to return to action in November as he continues his rehabilitation on his ankle.

Lorch was ruled out for the remainder of the year with a shoulder injury while Pule will be sidelined for the next 11 weeks.

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The extent of Ofori’s injury is still unknown, and in his absence, Pirates have had to put their faith in Siyabonga Mpontshane.

“With so many injuries that are taking place in our club you even lost count of how many players are out in the sick bed,” Ncikazi told reporters.

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“But currently there are not many players that are out except the ones that you know, Lorch is still out, Pule is still out and Ofori is still out,” added Ncikazi.