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Lebese to be a sub v Pirates and starts v Baroka

SuperSport midfielder George Lebese SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says George Lebese will feature as a substitute against Orlando Pirates but will start against Baroka.

Lebese joined SuperSport in the January transfer window after being frozen out at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former Kaizer Chiefs star did not make a single appearance for the Brazilians in 2018/19.

The talented left-winger made his debut against Golden Arrows on 10 February as a sub in a 3-2 win.

SSU face Pirates at Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday (19:30) before tackling Bakgaga at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (20:15).

Tembo said: "I think we are all well aware what George can give in terms of his quality. He is a big player, he has played for Chiefs and Sundowns, so it says a lot about his quality as a player.

"We are aware that he has not been played for the past six to seven months, but I'm really happy and motivated with his attitude towards training.

"It takes a lot for him to decide to leave a team like Sundowns and 'I want to go out there and play football' and that's very key. He has come in and he had able to gel with the team. He looks happy and that's very key for us as well.

He concluded: "We are still trying to build his match fitness and I think against Pirates he will play a role. I think by the time we play Baroka he will be ready to start."