Orlando Pirates team news: Lekgwathi back, Bucs assess Matlaba

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Lekgwathi is yet to play this season through a combination of injury and illness but is back in contention, according to Bucs' official website.

Matlaba, however, looks likely to miss Saturday night's Absa Premiership clash with Free State Stars at Orlando Stadium.

The speedy left-back sustained a knock on the eve of Bafana Bafana's Afcon qualifier with Congo last night, with SuperSport United's Sibusiso Khumalo doing duty in his absence at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

“He [Matlaba] did not train today; he is under treatment and we will soon be able to tell when he will return to the team,” said a member of Pirates' medical team.