Bucs confirm Matlaba unavailability

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Bucs said via their official Twitter feed: "@Orlando_Pirates go into the #TKO2014 QF clash without any suspension or injury concerns. Only @ThaboMatlaba8 is out, nursing his Achilles."

The speedy left-back, who will resume full training on Monday, sustained the knock on the eve of Bafana Bafana's Afcon qualifier with Congo on 15 October.

Patrick Phungwayo is expected to continue doing duty in Matlaba's absence, having started Pirates' previous three games.

The Sea Robbers will host the Urban Warriors at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, with kick-off at 20h15.