Lorch missed Pirates' last fixture against Kaizer Chiefs, from which they walked away 2-0 victors at FNB Stadium to qualify for the MTN8 final after a 5-0 aggregate semi-final win.
'Nyoso', however, will play no part in the do-or-die encounter scheduled for 12 December, due to an injury he suffered in the early stages of Pirates' 1-0 DStv Premiership win over Bloemfontein Celtic on November 4, which has since forced him to go under the knife.
A report from the Buccaneers' medical team has now declared that the 27-year-old will be sidelined for no less than five weeks after he had a noncancerous tumour removed from his knee.
2009/10 Katlego Mashego top scored with 5 league goals
2010/11 - Isaac Chansa bagged 8 goals to help Bucs to the league title
2011/12 - Benni McCarthy scored 10 goals to secure a back-to-back title for Pirates
2012/13 - Collins Mbesuma walked away Bucs' top scorer with 6 goals
2013/14 - Oupa Manyisa scored 4 goals along with Kermit Erasmus
2014/15 - Erasmus was outright top scorer with 10 league goals to his name
2015/16 - Mpho Makola scored 7 league goals
2016/17 - Tendai Ndoro surpassed the 10-goal mark to score 12 league goals
2017/18 - Luvuyo Memela top scored with 5 league goals
2018/19 - Thembinkosi Lorch struck 9 times in the league
2019/20 - Gabadinho Mhango won the Golden Boot with 16 league goals