Orlando Pirates head coach, Eric Tinkler will have the option of selecting his main hitman, Lehlohonolo Majoro, who makes a return from serving his two-match suspension, following his straight red card acquired against Platinum Stars.
'Ballojoro' is Pirates' top goal scorer in the league with eight goals this season, having scored a goal in the last five league games he has played in and, sits on eleven goals in all competitions.
Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to the Charles Mopeli Stadium to take on Free State Stars, the Bucs striker expressed delight at being back in the Bucs squad following his two week lay-off.
“It has been two long weeks of missing out on action but I am glad to be back. I have been training hard and working on my match fitness,” revealed Ballojoro on the Bucs official website.
The striker further highlighted the fact that he was on three yellow cards and could face yet another suspension should he acquire his fourth.
“It’s no secret that I am sitting on three yellow cards, one game away from suspension but that will not have any bearing on how I play, I believe in giving my absolute best with every opportunity that comes my way,” continued the 28-year-old.
“Therefore I will not go there with a half-hearted approach even if we will obviously be playing in the Derby over the weekend. My job is to focus on the task at hand and if I am selected to play against Free State Stars, then the goal is to go all out for that particular match and there can be nothing more important than helping the Team win,” he added.
It remains to be seen whether Tinkler will risk playing his marksman against Ea Lla Koto, or if he will call on the likes of Lennox Bacela who have done well in Majoro’s absence.