This means the goalkeeper has been effectively ruled out of the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday at the FNB Stadium due to a recurring ankle injury and will have to wait a little while longer before making his official debut for the club.
Khuzwayo joined the Buccaneers a year ago from Chiefs as a free agent with much fanfare, but he is still to play for them.
“After getting a report from the medical team we have decided to take precaution with regards to the player,” Floyd Mbele, a senior Pirates administrator told the Siya crew.
“We thought it is best to keep him out of Saturday’s game as he is still being currently assessed because of the seriousness of his injury.”
Rumour that Khuzwayo would not be fit for Saturday spread like wildfire yesterday when organisers Carling sent voting fans an SMS revealing that the goalkeeper, who was picked to be in the starting line-up, has been removed from the squad.
Pirates have now confirmed through Mbele that it is indeed true that Khuzwayo will take no part and his place is likely to be taken by Wayne Sandilands, who was the goalie with the second most number of votes.