Modise fit to face Chiefs


Modise, who missed the 1-0 defeat to Platinum Stars last Wednesday, has confirmed to that he is back at training and ready to face Amakhosi.

"My injury has come along very well and I was at training on Saturday," Modise says.

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates coach Owen da Gama has maintained that he is still committed to his job at the club and has no intention of stepping down as Bucs coach at the end of the season.

Da Gama received a torrent of abuse from fans after the Stars defeat and had to be escorted from the field by police, but says he will continue in his role as coach next season.

Speaking in an interview with, Da Gama also expressed his surprise about reports stating he was not on good terms with Bucs CEO Floyd Mbele.

"I wonder who is busy making such speculation," Da Gama says. "I have no intention of leaving Orlando Pirates and I am surprised at reports about me not being on good terms with Floyd Mbele.

"Floyd and I are on good terms and just yesterday I was speaking to him. I don’t know why people make up such stories. I am working well with [team manager] Shakes Mashaba, Floyd and everybody at Orlando Pirates."

And Da Gama says his team has already started preparations for the Soweto Derby.

"The last three games are very important and I am confident that we will retain our position in the top eight. Our preparations for The Derby next weekend have already started and so far we have no new injuries."