Bucs duo get medical green light

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Bucs head coach Milutin Sredojevic faces an even bigger selection headache with the additions of Qalinge and Memela in training this week.

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The two wingers have yet to play any part this season, with the latter having suffered a knee injury in May, while 'Section' strained a thigh in pre-season.

Memela, who played an integral part in Pirates' resurgence last season, has been a notable absentee in their seemingly blunt attack this campaign.

Meanwhile, midfielder Musa Nyatama is currently being monitored by the medical team and, according to the club's website, "is still experiencing some discomfort on his ankle and should continue treatment with the physiotherapists".

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Zambian striker Augustine Mulenga, who missed the 1-0 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic last weekend, is also in the treatment room after suffering a muscle strain, raising doubts as to whether he will be ready when his side returns to action next week.

Pirates' next encounter is a trip to newly promoted side Black Leopards at the Peter Mokaba Stadium next Tuesday. Kick-off is scheduled for 19h30.

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