Rusike returns for Pirates clash

Matthew Rusike of Cape Town City Matthew Rusike of Cape Town City

Cape Town City has been handed a boost by the return of forward Matthew Rusike after sustaining an injury against Bidvest Wits last month.

The Citizens are set to battle it out with Orlando Pirates for a place in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final when the two side’s meet at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.

City’s chairman John Comitis revealed that Mpho Matsi will continue to mend his injury while Rusike returns to the first team.

“It’ll be a huge game on Wednesday. I think it’s all going to depend on who is best on the day. But we have prepared well and we haven’t skimped on anything; we are ready,” Comitis told IOL.

“Except for Mpho Matsi, there is a fit squad to pick from. Matthew Rusike is back in contention and there is a strong possibility that Masoud Juma will be available as well.”

The match at Cape Town Stadium kicks off at 19:30.

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