Laduma! Viral soccer goals: Orlando Pirates' Vincent Pule [VIDEO]

League football is on hold across the globe this weekend – and early next week – for 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates bid farewell to FIVE players this weekend

League football is on hold across the globe this weekend – and early next week – for 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers.

Laduma! Viral soccer goals: Orlando Pirates' Vincent Pule [VIDEO]

League football is on hold across the globe this weekend – and early next week – for 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

League football is on hold across the globe this weekend – and early next week – for 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifiers.

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South African PSL sides have also been affected with several players in acction while their team-mates take a break.

As reported by The South African website, Kaizer Chiefs have SIX players in action, while their Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates bid a temporary farewell to FIVE players will be in action for their respective countries.

With spots in next year’s global showpiece in Qatar at stake, a look below at the Orlando Pirates stars out on national duty.

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Malawi: The Flames have once again called up striker Gabadinho Mhango, as they look to improve on third place in Group D. Malawi lost 3-0 against table-topping Ivory Coast on Friday with the return leg scheduled for Monday, 11 October. 

Namibia: In Group H, Namibia are looking to topple Senegal from top spot, and the two sides will face off between Saturday and Tuesday. Included in the Brave Warriors’ squad is Bucs midfielder Deon Hotto who has been a regular in their qualifying campaign. 

South Africa: Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has assembled his troops ahead of back-to-back matches against Ethiopia, and they include Vincent Pule and Tshegofatso Mabasa. The Orlando Pirates duo will be in action on Saturday and again on Tuesday as South Africa look to consolidate their first place in the Group G standings. 

Zimbabwe: Also gunning for top spot in Group G is Zimbabwe, who have retained the services of the versatile Terrence Dzvukamanja. They travel to Ghana for their away fixture on Saturday before hosting the Black Stars in Harare three days later.

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