Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch. Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates provide big Thembinkosi Lorch update

Thembinkosi Lorch is being assessed by the Orlando Pirates medical team ahead of today’s blockbuster clash against TS Galaxy

Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch. Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates return to action this afternoon when they travel to the Mbombela Stadium to face TS Galaxy.

It’s crunch time in the DStv Premiership with just four games to go for both sides.

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The Buccaneers are deep in the race for CAF Champions League football next season but will know a victory is a must today.

TS Galaxy on the other hand are not safe from relegation just yet. Saed Ramovic’s side sit in 12th position, five points above the relegation zone.

Orlando Pirates star set for late fitness test

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Orlando Pirates face a nervy wait over the fitness of star man Thembinkosi Lorch.

The diminutive winger is set to to undergo a late fitness test to determine whether he’s fit enough to face Galaxy this afternoon.

“Thembinkosi Lorch meanwhile continues to be assessed after picking up a knock prior to last weekend’s fixture and is working hard to regain full fitness ahead of Sunday’s showdown.” a club report read.

Lorch missed the previous match through a hip injury.

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Jose happy despite lack of goals

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“We played a good game against SuperSport but we only scored one penalty after 70 minutes.” the Orlando Pirates coach told SowetanLive.

“We played against Maritzburg and suddenly [Monnapule] Saleng shoots from nowhere and the ball is in the net.

“It’s a complicated game and you have to control a lot of things to get a result. But I’m not frustrated because I know how much it takes.

“Orlando Pirates have to work a lot to create one chance and to make sure that chance is not going to result in a transition immediately after we have it.

“I think that’s one of the keys in this moment for us, probably the main change in the second part of the season.

“No we have the capacity to play more in the half of the opponent and you do that your probabilities to score increase.”

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Monnapule Saleng of Orlando Pirates during DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows on the 14 January 2022 at Orlando Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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