Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says that the next few days will determine whether Bafana Bafana players Innocent Maela and Vincent Pule will face Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
The Buccaneers duo played the full 90 minutes in Bafana’s 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
That will make it a short turnaround for Saturday’s Telkom Knockout semi-final against the Amakhosi, which will again take place at the KZN venue.
Left back Maela and left wing Pule are key figures in the Pirates set-up, and provide the width on attack as well.
“Two of our players played the full match for Bafana Bafana against Paraguay during the week, and we have that in mind‚” Sredojevic said at a PSL press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.