Soccerladuma-logo Profile_icon

Pirates Set For Further Boost With Returning Stars?

Orlando Pirates To Be Boosted With Richard Ofori Return

by Soccer Laduma

Jan 14, 2022 03:08 PM

Tags: PSL DSTV Premiership Orlando Pirates Richard Ofori

After seeing some of their star players return from injuries before the end of last year, Orlando Pirates could be set to see more players coming back when the season resumes after the Africa Cup of Nations that is underway in Cameroon.

Having experienced difficulties in selecting matchday squads and line-ups in the first round of the season due to unavailability of some of the key players owing to injuries, Pirates co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids were relieved to have some of the club's stars return, including Thembinkosi Lorch, Innocent Maela and Zakhele Lepasa who had their fair share of injury troubles this season.

Read: Yeye Surfaces Abroad, Club Confirms Why

As the Buccaneers will be aiming to continue from where they left off when they finished the year after winning two consecutive matches against Marumo Gallants and AmaZulu, the technical team could be boosted with the return of experienced goalkeeper Richard Ofori who is said to have made progress in his recovery.

Sources close to Bucs have confirmed that the 28-year-old former Maritzburg United shot-stopper is close to making a return after a long lay-off which saw him miss matches since August.

Read: Palacios’ Sound Advice To SA On Player Development

The Black Stars keeper, who missed out on the Afcon due to injury, played in Bucs’ first two DStv Premiership matches against Stellenbosch FC and Marumo Gallants, as well as against Swallows FC in the MTN8 before he was ruled out of action after suffering an injury while on national duty against Bafana Bafana in September.

In his absence, Siyabonga Mpontshane has been the first-choice keeper and with Wayne Sandilands deputising for him since the latter returned from injury. 

View 22 players you may have forgotten played for Orlando Pirates:


Reads: 14581
Comments: 12

You must be signed in to comment.

Click here to sign in!

##Enthiiii Makhosi
Jan 15, 2022 07:15 AM

Come before we meet pls

Report | Reply

Zam d king buccaneer
Jan 15, 2022 06:48 AM

@willy8092 read spukupuku story then u will know his injury

Report | Reply

Jan 14, 2022 09:43 PM

This guy is useless.

Report | Reply

More Comments
Related News:
Yeye Surfaces Abroad, Club Confirms Why

Botswana giants Gaborone United have confirmed Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s ...

- Comments - 9

Palacios’ Sound Advice To SA On Player Development

Augusto Palacios offers sound advice to South Africa on proper ...

- Comments - 6

Comment Kings
Nedbank Cup League
World Cup 2018
Fan Park
SL Radio
Soccer 6 Zone
Capitec Corner
SportPesa Clubhouse
SA Players Abroad
Messi / Ronaldo / Neymar Watch
Match Centre
Supporters Club
TV Guide
MTN8 Predictor
PSL Predictor
EPL Predictor
La Liga Predictor
Champions League Predictor
Player Of The Season
Express Yourself
Get Published
Skills School
Story Behind Siya
Hot Off The Press
Editor's Blog
Varsity Football

Copyright © Soccer Laduma, 2014.
All rights reserved.

Best of the Mobile Web
News | Sport | Weather | Celebs | Entertainment | Magazines | Free Downloads | Free Music | More