Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer hopes his injured players will be able to recover in time for the second leg clash with Jwaneng Galaxy on Saturday.
The Buccaneers thrashed Galaxy 3-0 in Botswana in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff tie, but Zinnbauer wants to have more selection options for the home leg.
Thembinkosi Lorch, Frank Mhango, and Ntsikelelo Nyauza were among the injured players, and Zinnbauer is keen to see them back in action.
"Yes, we have to see now what happens. We have injured players, as you saw the weather was very hot and both teams struggled a little bit in their conditioning," Zinnbauer told the media.
"But our team was very good, we have now the recovery days and we need these recovery days after having a lot of games in the past weeks. Now it's important to recovery and then start [preparing] and see what happens with the next game, with players that are available.
"I hope Lorch and other players come back, and we can improve the next start to win, I hope. We need a good game; I know the opponent is good, so we have the full concentration for next Saturday."
- TEAMtalk media