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The 23-year-old Ntshumayelo experienced severe pains during his team’s Telkom Knockout Cup game against MP Black Aces last Tuesday

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo has been given the green light to start training with his teammates after the initial concerns that he might be carrying an injury.

Ntshumayelo underwent several tests and scans to determine the extent of his foot injury on Friday, and the results revealed that it is not as bad as it was thought to be.

The former SuperSport United holding midfielder was replaced just after the first 45 minutes during Pirates’ 3-1 win over MP Black Aces in the Telkom Knockout Cup last Tuesday.

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The news will come as a boost to the Pirates technical team ahead of their trip to Tunisia to face Esperance in the second leg of the Caf Champions League semi-final next weekend.

Meanwhile, Pirates could be without Sifiso Myeni who has just started light training, although he still has adequate time to get back to his full fitness before the team departs for Tunisia next week.

Siyabonga Sangweni remains the only player who is certainly going to miss the Esperance game after being ruled out for up to 12 weeks due to an Achilles tendon injury.

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