Kanono’s return brings relief to Krol


Bucs reported earlier this week that Kanono was only expected to return to training next week, but the former Santos midfielder has made a quick recovery and was at the training this morning.

Kanono told KickOff.com that he picked up the injury during their friendly game against Soweto Panthers last week, but that his knee is no longer giving him any pain.

“It was just minor injury and I am feeling fine now.”

Pirates coach Rudi Krol will definitely welcome the speedy recovery of Kanono ahead of the start of the Absa Premiership campaign next week.

The Mighty Buccaneers travel to Durban next weekend for their first league game against Golden Arrows on Saturday

Other currently on Bucs’ walking wounded list posted on the club’s website include Bennett Chenene (groin pain), Excellent Walaza (sprained ankle), Robert Modiadie: Robert (pain in his feet) and Tshepiso Tshabalala (). flu and has been referred to the team doctor.

Before this, Bucs’ medical room was already nursing Kelebogile Mabe (knee), Lebohang Mokoena (ankle) Lucky Lekgwathi (knee) and Lucas Thwala (calf).

The only good news for the Ghost is that Pirates are currently looking at a Ghanaian and a Nigerian striker to bolster their squad in the new season.