Breaking: Lorch & Shonga excluded from Orlando Pirates bubble for breaking isolation rules
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Breaking: Lorch & Shonga excluded from Orlando Pirates bubble for breaking isolation rules

Orlando Pirates are likely to finish the season without the duo of Lorch and Shonga.

According to Pirates' statement, Lorch and Shonga, who are missing from Pirates' squad to face Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday night, violated the PSL's Biologically Safe Environment strict safety rules.

Full Pirates statement:

"Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga have been excluded from the squad that reported for the BSE bubble on Sunday following a breach of the team’s protocols.

All players have been educated, and are constantly reminded, of their responsibilities as public servants and role models.

It is our role and duty to ensure that all members of this organisation are fully compliant and aware of the measures that are in place.

Both players will be afforded the opportunity to return to play once the disciplinary processes have been finalised.

Mr. Lorch and Mr. Shonga will also be required to undergo two COVID-19 tests, which both must be negative, as per the BSE protocols dictate, before they resume any club activities."