local soccer 4.6.2015 02:23 pm

Sangweni, Makola out of Kaloum game

Mpho Makola of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mpho Makola of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates will be without Defender Siyabonga Sangweni and midfielder Mpho Makola, in their second leg Caf Confederations Cup match against AS Kaloum at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.

The pair have been suspended for the clash which the Buccaneers lead 2-0 after winning the first leg in Mali just over two weeks ago.

Read: We have to go all out – Gcaba

The return match will be played at the home ground of Wits as the home turf of Pirates – Orlando Stadium – undergoes maintenance throughout the entire month of June.

Coach Eric Tinkler believed his side would have to start from scratch in the match if they are to achieve a positive result.

“Football is a game of two halves. We are experienced enough to know that we cannot look too much into the first leg’s result because that could lead to the players being complacent,” said Tinkler.

“We respect our opposition and we will do all we can to prepare thoroughly for the second leg.”

The fixture at the small venue is expected to be a sell-out.

Read: Read: No time for Tinkler to reminisce

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