Orlando Pirates will be boosted in their preparation for the side's next match, with return of a star, while his other teammate is expected back next year.
Having received a morale booster with their 3-2 win over Polokwane City on Tuesday, the Buccaneers are expected to welcome back their captain Happy Jele for the trip to Limpopo for the next match against Baroka FC on December 07.
Jele missed the team’s last two matches, owing to suspension for the red card he received against Maritzburg United.
The Buccaneers will also have Mthokozisi Dube available for selection after the defender served his suspension before the FIFA break already, while Thabiso Monyane has returned from Egypt with the South African U23 team.
However, Bucs will be without star midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch against Baroka and Black Leopards respectively, after the reigning Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season picked a red card against Rise and Shine.
Lorch will only be expected to return for the team’s first match of 2020, against Bloemfontein Celtic on January 04, after he completes his two-match ban.