Pirates provide injury update

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Chabalala is nursing a knock to his ankle, while Qalinge is still working on his fitness following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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Part of a statement on the club's website reads: 'Chabalala is currently nursing an ankle injury and is still undergoing physiotherapy while Qalinge is gradually making his return to full fitness. The skilful 26-year old is still working with the strength and conditioning team while he awaits report from [the] specialist to give him the green light to start full training with the rest of the team.'

Bucs, who trail Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by seven points after 18 games, next visit bottom-placed Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday (15h30).

They will meet struggling Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City four days later before returning to Soweto to host high-flying Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium on February 3.

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