Orlando Pirates welcomed back two instrumental players to training with both Bucs stars set to return just in time for the Soweto derby!
PIRATES WELCOME BACK DUO IN TIME FOR SOWETO DERBY
According to Soccer Laduma, Richard Ofori and Vincent Pule have fully recovered after spending months on the sideline.
Their return comes in the nick of time with Pirates scheduled to play Royal Leopards on Sunday in the CAF Confederation Cup before facing Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday.
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CAF Confederations Cup match for Orlando Pirates against Royal Leopards will be at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Image: Twitter @orlandopirates
Both of these fixtures carry importance to the Bucs but none more so than the Soweto derby. This gives Ofori and Pule enough time to gradually return and to get back to 100% match fitness ahead of the match against Kaizer Chiefs in just over a weeks time.
The Buccaneers host Amakhosi at the Orlando Stadium on 5 March 2020.
The Bucs have struggled in goal since Ofori left with Pirates legend Wayne Sandilands having to delay his retirement to help out as keeper.
Pule on the other hand will have point to prove after seeing the form of Kwame Peprah and Deon Hotto. It will not be easy for the Bucs veteran to get into the starting line-up. He will have to fight and make the use of every minute gifted to him in these next two matches.
Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids will breathe a sigh of relief at having two key players back.
Pirates need depth in their squad right now as they have to balance the CAF Confederation Cup, Nedbank Cup and DStv Premiership.