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Football | Absa Premiership

Myeni out for the season



Orlando Pirates winger Sifiso Myeni will not play again this season, coach Roger de Sa has confirmed on Friday in contrast to the club’s own website who suggest he is out for just a week.

Myeni suffered a posterior cruciate ligament tear after a crunching tackle in Tuesday’s Absa Premiership match against Moroka Swallows means he is out until at least June, said de Sa.

Doctors have put him in a brace for at least the next six weeks.

Myeni was tackled by Swallows’ young midfielder Sibusiso Khumalo with some 12 minutes left of the thrilling derby between the Soweto giants at the Dobsonville Stadium.

“It’s a big blow for us,” said coach Roger de Sa from the Comoros Islands, where Pirates play on Saturday in the African Champions League.

Myeni did not travel, confirmed by the club’s website, who quoted physiotherapist John Williams as saying: ‘He hasn’t recovered since picking up a knock in the match against Swallows. He is still experiencing some pain and discomfort and will be out for a couple of days.”

The 24-year-old Myeni has scored five goals in 24 starts for Pirates this season. He has missed just two games all season for the high flying Buccaneers.

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