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Lekgwathi, Phungwayo Boost For Bucs

Orlando Pirates will have captain Lucky Lekgwathi and left back Patrick Phungwayo back in the team when they take on Egyptian giants Al Ahly on Sunday.

The duo will return to the team after serving their respective suspensions.

Read: Lekgwathi & Phungwayo To Miss Champions League Clash

Pirates PRO Mickey Modisane confirmed to the Siya crew that Lekgwathi and Phungwayo will be available for the Ahly clash.

"Yes, we'll have our captain Lucky and Patrick for this match and that will boost our defence," said Modisane.

Lekgwathi told the official Pirates website that he was pleased with the team spirit in the camp, ahead of Sunday’s game against Ahly.

“We are all focused for this encounter. No one wants to be left behind, everybody is fighting to be part of the starting line-up,” Lekgwathi told orlandopiratesfc.com.

“What keeps me so positive for this game is the fact that we have a team of players that are prepared to die with their boots on. The current group of players going into this match defied the odds in the DRC and I believe this experience will help us greatly in our battle against Al Ahly,” he added.

Pirates will take on Ahly at an empty El Gouna Stadium on Sunday at 16:30.

Read: Venue, Time Change For Bucs Clash

The match will be played behind closed doors after the Egyptian authorities decided to ban spectators due to unrest in the North African country.

By Khaya Ndubane
Follow Khaya on Twitter: @Lakhandu

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