Cape Town - Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder
Vincent Pule is in a race against time to recover from injury for
Saturday's league clash with Supersport United.
The Buccaneers host Matsatsantsa at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, the second meeting between the two sides this season after SuperSport recorded victory via penalties in the MTN8 quarter-finals.
Pule has made a very bright start to his time at Pirates after signing from Bidvest Wits in the off-season, and started last weekend for Bafana Bafana in an AFCON qualifier.
However, he picked up a slight knock on national team duty and it's currently uncertain as to whether he will be ready for the action in Soweto on Saturday.
"Vincent Pule is due to undergo a late fitness test ahead of the Absa Premiership clash against SuperSport United on Saturday," read a statement on the Pirates website.
"Pule, who recently returned from national team duty where he made his debut in South Africa's goalless draw against Libya, is carrying a slight muscle strain coming into this match over the weekend.
"The Bucs medical team have described his injury as 'not serious' however, they still need to assess the 26-year old before clearing him to play against Matsatsantsa."
In other news, Zambian international Augustine Mulenga is available again after recovering from an injury which has side-lined him for the past few weeks.
"Mulenga returns to full fitness ahead of the clash ironically against the same United side he last played against. The 28-year old has been out of action since injuring his ankle in Pirates' penalty defeat to United in the MTN8 last month."