Pirates star headlines 9 absentees


Orlando Pirates will have one of their star players missing along with eight others as midweek DStv Premiership action returns this evening.

Focus shifts from the weekend's cup fixtures back to the domestic league with six games scheduled across Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Premier Soccer League have confirmed a list of nine suspensions for this round of matches, among which is Pirates midfielder Thabang Monare.

Monare, who picked up the man of the match accolade in the Buccaneers' 3-1 victory over Maritzburg United on Saturday, will now miss his side's clash at home to Bloemfontein Celtic this evening (17h00 kick-off) after picking up a fourth yellow card for the season.

Celtic will also be without the services of Thato Lingwati and Tshepo Rikhotso when they visit Orlando Stadium tonight.

Meanwhile, Swallows FC, who visit TS Galaxy at Mbombela Stadium tonight, will be without goalkeeper coach Johan Abselon as well as defender Junaid Sait following their sending off against Tshakhuma FC and Cape Town City respectively.

On Wednesday, Chippa United will be without Isaac Nhlapo and Sizwe Mdlinzo when they take on the Citizens in Mdantsane, while Golden Arrows will miss Seth Parusnath and Pule Mmodi for their tie against Baroka in Clermont.