Orlando Pirates have announced the return to the Biological Safe Environment (BSE) of Thembinkosi Lorch with immediate effect.
This after the finalisation of the disciplinary proceedings instituted against the South Africa international last week.
Lorch alongside Justin Shonga were suspended by the club for breaking BSE protocols.
According to a statement released by Pirates, Lorch pleaded guilty to all charges brought against him and further apologised for his behaviour.
He then underwent two mandatory Covid-19 tests as per the protocols and was cleared to join his teammates in the bubble.
"Thembinkosi Lorch has been cleared to return to the squad following the finalization of the disciplinary proceedings against him and the lifting of his suspension by the club," reads the statement.
"Lorch has pleaded guilty to all charges that were brought against him by the Club. Lorch further apologized for his misdemeanor and has accepted the sanction imposed on him by the club.
"The 25-year-old has joined the squad in the BSE Bubble after undergoing his two COVID-19 tests as per the protocols," continued the statement.
Furthermore, Pirates revealed that Shonga is still suspended as his matter hasn't been finalised.
"Meanwhile, the Club can confirm that Justin Shonga remains suspended as he awaits the finalization of the disciplinary proceedings against him."
Soon after the suspension of the duo, Josef Zinnbauer refused to disclose the reasons for suspending them but said the decision was taken by the technical team.
The return of Lorch is seen as a massive boost to their dreams of finishing in the top three and qualifying for next season's Caf-interclub competitions.
However, Pirates will need the 27-year-old attacker at his best to be able to help their club achieve its objectives for the campaign.
Thus far, Lorch has contributed just one of the 35 goals scored by Zinnbauer's charges from the 17 league matches he started. He has three assists to his name.
As things stand, the Soweto giants are placed third on the PSL log and have an opportunity to finish above Mamelodi Sundowns who dropped three crucial points in Monday's 3-2 loss to Cape Town City.