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Motshwari set to miss AmaZulu encounter

Orlando Pirates have been dealt some bad news ahead of Tuesday night's Premiership clash with AmaZulu after losing midfielder Ben Motshwari to injury.

The 28-year-old sustained a minor knee injury during the defeat to Highlands Park at the weekend, and while he won't be available for the clash with Usuthu, Bucs' medical team are hoping to have the player back in contention in time for the CAF Champions League return leg against Green Eagles of Zambia on Friday.

A statement on the club's offical website, orlandopiratesfc.com, read: "The Mighty Buccaneers will be without the services of midfielder Ben Motshwari who picked up a knock in the loss to Highlands Park this past weekend.

"According to the medical team, Motshwari has strained his knee and will not play any part in the clash against Usuthu.

"The hardworking midfielder is currently undergoing rehabilitation as the medical team works around the clock to get the 28-year old ready for Bucs' crucial CAF Champions League clash against Green Eagles this weekend."