Phakaaathi Reporter
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24 Jul 2018
3:14 pm

Pirates duo doubtful for the start of new season

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates are in danger of missing wingers Thabo Qalinge and Thembinkosi Lorch for their opening game against Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium next week.

Thembinkosi Lorch of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

According to a statement on the club’s website, Qalinge got injured during Pirates’ friendly match against Stellenbosch FC last weekend, while Qalinge also limped off the pitch in a friendly match against Cape Town City.

“‘Section’ as Qalinge is affectionately known, is still experiencing some discomfort and as a result, he will continue working on his rehabilitation,” read the club statement.

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“Meanwhile, Thembinkosi Lorch is also considered a doubtful starter against the Lions of the North.

“The 25-year old Lorch limped off the pitch in Pirates’ friendly match against Cape Town City, after sustaining a knock to the knee and has since been receiving treatment.”

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