Orlando Pirates have confirmed midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu has joined four other stars on the sidelines after suffering an injury in training.
Zungu was removed from Pirates’ squad to face John Maduka’s Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium Wednesday evening after suffering a hip injury.
Assistant coach Fadlu Davids led the charges after head coach Josef Zinnbauer rushed back to Germany on Saturday to attend to his son in hospital.
The 24-year-old, who has managed just one appearance so far this season, failed to make his second after the club confirmed that he had been ruled out of the clash.
“Zungu picked up a hip flexor injury at training yesterday and has since been removed from the travelling squad,” read a statement from the Buccaneers.
He joined several other stars in the Bucs medical room including strikers Gabadinho Mhango and Tshegofatsho Mabasa as well as defenders Bongani Sam and Thabiso Monyane.
The former Stellenbosch FC attacker will be hoping for a swift recovery to return to action in time for this coming weekend’s Soweto Derby MTN8 semi-final second leg against Kaizer Chiefs.— KickOff