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Orlando Pirates' Augusto Palacios explains Oupa Manyisa, Mpho Makola, Jackson Mabokgwane and Edwin Gyimah injuries

Posted: 6 December 2016 Time: 08:59

Orlando Pirates interim coach Augusto Palacios has revealed Oupa Manyisa's latest injury setback is a hamstring problem.

Manyisa, who returned this season after a 10-month layoff with an ankle complaint, sat out the club's 2-2 draw with Highlands Park on Saturday along with fellow midfielder Mpho Makola, goalkeeper Jackson Mabogkwane and utility player Edwin Gyimah.

Manyisa also recently endured a bout of food poisoning which saw him miss a draw with Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and loss to SuperSport United last month.

Palacios explained the reason for Manyisa and company's absence at Orlando Stadium on the weekend.

"Oupa is suffering from a hamstring injury. Makola has a toe injury also," said Palacios.

"Jackson had a pain in the back after the game against Baroka and hence was not available for selection. The same with Gyimah who is also having pain in the back."

Meanwhile, the Peruvian was impressed with the performance of midfielder Gladwin Shitolo and striker Thabiso Kutumela against Highlands.

"We made a few changes due to the injuries. I was impressed with both Kutumela and Shitolo's performance."

The Sea Robbers next visit Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 13.

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Article by: Ernest Fakude
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