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Huge Blow For Pirates, Star Ruled Out For Weeks!

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the unavailability of one of the team’s top performers for today’s match in the CAF Confederation Cup, as well as in the next upcoming weeks.

The Buccaneers are in Brazzaville for the second round of their preliminary first leg match against CSMD Diables Noirs which is scheduled to take place later today from 16:30.

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As reported by the Siya crew, Vincent Pule has been a doubt for the match after he picked up an injury while on national team duty with Bafana Bafana last weekend.

However, at the time, Bucs had been yet to confirm if the influential winger had re-joined the team in preparations for the trip to the Republic of the Congo.

Pirates have since confirmed that of the five players who had been on international duty with their respective teams in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, only Tshegofatso Mabasa, Deon Hotto, Gabadinho Mhango and Terrence Dzvukamanja have re-joined the team.

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The Soweto giants have confirmed that Pule suffered a Grade III tear of the quad and could be ruled out of action to up to 12 weeks. 

“The Orlando Pirates medical department has provided an update on Vincent Pule’s situation, after the 29-year-old suffered an injury while on national duty last week. Pule who was listed in the starting line-up for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia, injured himself during the pre-match warm up and was subsequently dropped. Orlandopiratesfc.com can confirm that Pule has missed the trip to Congo, where the Buccaneers will be taking on Diables Noirs in Brazzaville this afternoon,” confirmed Pirates on the club’s official website.

“The Bucs medical department has revealed on Orlandopiratesfc.com, that Pule has suffered a Grade III tear of the quad and could be ruled out of action to up to 12 weeks,” stated the Buccaneers.

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