PSL

Pirates defender Paseka Mako rushed to hospital after colliding with Richard Ofori

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Paseka Mako (Gallo Images)
Paseka Mako (Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates defender Paseka Mako was rushed to hospital after colliding with goalkeeper Richard Ofori during their DStv Premiership match against Baroka FC on Tuesday at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The encounter was already in stoppage time when Ofori attempted to clear the ball with his team-mate Mako approaching in the same direction when they collided. 

It has since been confirmed by Pirates that Mako suffered a head injury.

He immediately dropped to the floor following the collison and referee Masixole Bambiso, who was close by, immediately blew his whistle, waving his arm for the medics to get onto the field.

Ofori then checked on his team-mate before yelling for medical attention as well. Pirates captain Happy Jele, who was close by also urged the paramedics to get onto the field as quickly as they could.

It did, however, take the paramedics vehicle longer than expected to arrive on the field, after some confusion, as Pirates and Baroka players formed a circle around Mako while he was receiving medical attention.

After the paramedic vehicle arrived, Mako was rushed to hospital, although which medical facility that is remains unknown at this point. 

The match continued for about one minute afterwards before the referee Bambiso blew his whistle with both set of players and club staff looking dejected and concerned by what had occurred.

The 0-0 scoreline sees the Buccaneers (39 points) move into fourth place, while Baroka remain anchored in 16th position on 18 points.

Pirates return to action on Sunday against Tanzania giants Simba in the quarter-final first-leg of the CAF Confederation Cup.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Sat 16 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
Sekhukhune United
TS Galaxy
Makhulong Stadium
SuperSport
Sat 16 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
AmaZulu
Maritzburg Utd
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Sat 16 Apr 22 15:00 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City FC
Royal AM
DHL Stadium
Results
Mon 30 May 22
SuperSport Utd
SuperSport Utd 2
Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates 0
Fri 27 May 22
Royal AM
Royal AM 2
Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates 2
Tue 24 May 22
Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates 4
Maritzburg Utd
Maritzburg Utd 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
Team Logo
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
30
19
65
Team Logo
2. Cape Town City FC
30
12
49
Team Logo
3. Kaizer Chiefs
30
13
47
Team Logo
4. Royal AM
30
12
47