Buccaneers handed injury boost

Premiership

The Buccaneers are set to host Abafana Bes'thende in an Absa Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, with kick-off set for 19h30.

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The club last week provided an update on personnel suffering from injuries, with the likes of Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Maela notably included on the list.

However, Maela has since made the cut in the matchday squad for tonight's battle that could see Pirates return to the summit of the standings.

The Bafana Bafana left-back sustained a "minor knock" in their previous encounter against Baroka, but has since recovered in time to suit up against Arrows.

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Meanwhile, Nyauza also picked up a foot ailment in their victory over Bakgaga last weekend, and it remains to be seen whether he will feature this evening.

'Nstiki' has featured alongside skipper Happy Jele in Bucs' last three outings, after taking a back seat to Gladwin Shitolo in the opening stages of the season, and has yet to taste defeat.

Pirates are currently on a four-match unbeaten streak, with a victory over Clinton Larsen's outfit set to equal their longest unbeaten run under Milutin Sredojevic.

The Rand Stadium-based outfit will also enjoy back-to-back rounds at the top of the table for the first time since the start of the 2016/17 season, should they collect all three points.

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