Orlando Pirates duo Morrison and Nyauza out nursing injuries, while Qalinge returns

Qalinge could feature for the Buccaneers against Mamelodi Sundowns in a titanic PSL match on Saturday

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Qalinge has been cleared to return to full fitness with the rest of the squad.

The attacking midfielder has been undergoing rehabilitation with the club's strength and conditioning team.

Qalinge was included in the 18-man squad against Baroka FC at the weekend following his recovery from a groin strain which kept him out of action for close to two months.

The club also disclosed that attcking midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch was close to recovering his full fitness, while forward Bernard Morrison and defender Ntsikelelo Nyauza are out nursing their respective injuries.

"Further good news for the Buccaneers is that Thembinkosi Lorch is nearing full fitness after being released from physiotherapy. He is now undergoing rehabilitation to fast track his return to full fitness.

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"Meanwhile, according to the medical department midfielder Bernard Morrison and defender Ntsikelelo Nyauza continue to receive treatment for their respective injures," a statement read on the Bucs official website.

Pirates began 2018 on a winning note when they defeated Baroka FC 3-1 in a PSL match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.