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Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids has confirmed the return to training of two important members of their squad.

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Speaking to Metro FM’s Ultimate Sports Show on Thursday, Davids revealed that goalkeeper Richard Ofori is back after a long injury lay-off.

Ofori has been out since October 2021 when he injured himself while on international duty with Ghana against Bafana Bafana.

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At first, Ofori’s injury didn’t look too serious but the Pirates medical team discovered a rapture in the goalkeeper’s hamstring.

Davids further confirmed the return of winger Vincent Pule whom he said was cleared by the Pirates medical team on Thursday.

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However, Pule can only be expected to be back in full action in the next three weeks due to fitness concerns.

Pule suffered a Grade III tear of the quad in October 2021, and he was initially expected to be out for 12 weeks.

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OFORI AVAILABLE FOR ORLANDO PIRATES BUT NOT PULE FOR NOW

Pirates take on JS Saoura of Algeria in their opening CAF Confederation Cup group stage match of Group B on Sunday.

Kick-off at Orlando Stadium is at 18:00.

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And the Pirates technical team could be tempted to throw Ofori straight into the starting line-up to give him some minutes.

In his absence, Pirates relied heavily on Siyabonga Mpontshane as their No.1 with Wayne Sandilands as his deputy.

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