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Hlatshwayo set to miss TTM clash

Orlando Pirates defender Thulani Hlatshwayo

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that captain Thulani Hlatshwayo will miss their upcoming DStv Premiership clash with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Wednesday.

Hlatshwayo will serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fourth yellow card during their 1-1 draw with Swallows FC last Sunday.

The 31-year-old will, however, be back in the squad when his side take on Black Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday.

However, Pirates will be boosted by the return of winger Vincent Pule, who returns from serving his one-match suspension after he also picked up four yellow cards.

The Sea Robbers have since released the following statement:

'Orlando Pirates defender Thulani Hlatshwayo will not be available for selection ahead of the midweek DStv Premiership clash against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).

'The 31-year-old picked up a yellow card late in the 1-1 draw against Soweto rivals Swallows FC on Sunday.

'The caution was his fourth for the season, resulting in an automatic one-match suspension, meaning he will only be eligible for selection when the Buccaneers host Black Leopards on the weekend.

'Meanwhile, midfielder Vincent Pule, who sat out the Swallows clash through suspension after he too accumulated four bookings is back in contention for a spot in the match-day squad.'

The Buccaneers meet TTM at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday, with the game set to kick off at 5pm.