Pirates Captain Lekgwathi out of action again

BY NATALI IVERSON - SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Orlando Pirates captain, Lucky Lekgwathi has sustained another major injury – dampening his chances of an early return to the Buccaneers squad.

The defender spent the remainder of last season on the bench after injuring his ankle and just when he was finally ready to return to the team, he once again injured himself during training.

Lekgwathi’s injury explained his absence from the MTN8 Finals against the Kaizer Chiefs. He has also missed pre-season games as well as all six of their ABSA Premier League matches.

"I thought I was fully recovered and went back to training, but then I hurt myself and that's why I am still out.

“I am working hard on the injury now to recover and help the team. I know it's frustrating to be on the sidelines but that's football and I understand, but I will be back very soon,” he said.

In his absence at the MTN8 Final, Pirates lost 1-0 to arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

However, Lekgwathi said that his team has moved on and will now focus on the upcoming Telkom Knockout Cup tournament.

“We had a meeting on Monday after losing in the final of the MTN8 Cup. It’s water under the bridge now because we’re looking towards the future,” he said.

 

Photo caption: Lucky Lekgwathi still injured, after not appearing in the MTN8 finals against the Kaizer Chiefs. Photo courtesy of www.mobifootball.com