Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
29 Apr 2016
2:34 pm

Pirates confirm Jele injury

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele has a grade two hamstring tear and is out for up to two weeks, according to the official Buccaneers website.

Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates. Pic: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

Jele will therefore definitely miss the Buccaneers’ Absa Premiership  visit to Platinum Stars on Monday, and could also be absent for the home game against Maritzburg United on May 7 and the away fixture at Chippa United on May 11.

Pirates added that captain Thabo Matlaba’s groin strain is not as serious as first thought, after he limped out of the midweek goalless draw with Polokwane City. Matlaba will have physio on the injury to see if he is ready to face Platinum Stars on Monday.