Orlando Pirates coach, Eric Tinkler, has confirmed that Siyabonga Sangweni has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury.
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The centre-back last played an official game for Pirates in November last year. Sangweni will be turning 35 later this year.
The former Golden Arrows player will be hoping to come back strong for a chance to convince the technical team and management that he still has a role to play at Pirates, following his struggles with multiple injuries in recent seasons.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Nedbank Cup’s Soweto Derby for Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on the weekend, Tinkler confirmed about Sangweni’s unavailability and also gave an update on Oupa Manyisa, Rooi Mahamutsa and Happy Jele.
“Tinkler: "Oupa will be back in April, Rooi & Happy are back, Sangweni will be out for the rest of the season with torn ligaments,” the coach has been quoted as saying on Bucs’ official Twitter account.