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Orlando Pirates starting XI vs Maritzburg United – Makaringe returns, Bandu starts

12:38 am AEST 5/9/22
Fortune Makaringe Orlando Pirates 2022.
Going into the game, the Soweto giants will be boosted by the fact that they are yet to lose in their last four outings

Coach Jose Riveiro has named Orlando Pirates’ starting XI to face Maritzburg United in a Premier Soccer League match at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday.

After a PSL win against Marumo Gallants and seeing off Royal AM in the MTN8 quarter-finals, the Sea Robbers are looking for a third straight victory as they return to Kwa-Zulu Natal province to face United.

The Buccaneers are missing the services of both Deon Hotto, who was injured, and Goodman Mosele, who received a red card against their last opponents.

How Bucs line up:

  • Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Richard Ofori

    With the start, the Ghanaian has been given a chance to get his fifth clean sheet of the season.

  • Paseka Mako of Orlando Pirates challenges Thabo Nodada of Cape Town City.

    Paseka Mako

    With Deon Hotto out injured, Mako makes his second start of the season.

  • Bandile Shandu, Junior Mendieta, Stellenbosch vs Orlando Pirates August 2022,

    Bandile Shandu

    The right-back enjoys another start as his rival Thabiso Monyane - who scored against Royal AM - is missing from the matchday squad.

  • Celimpilo Ngema Marumo Gallants Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates.jpg

    Innocent Maela

    As Riveiro sticks with his three-man defensive set-up, of the three, Maela will operate on the left side.

  • Nkosinathi Sibisi, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Nkosinathi Sibisi

    A regular figure in the defence and his solidity seems to pay off as the technical bench continues to show consistent trust in him.

  • Thabiso Mokenkoane, Royal Leopards & Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Olisa Ndah

    The Nigerian has been preferred ahead of Tapelo Xoki, who has returned from injury and is on the bench.

  • Thabang Monare of Orlando Pirates is challenged by Diego Appollis of Chippa United , August 2022

    Thabang Monare

    The suspension of Goodman Mosele – who received two yellow cards against Royal AM - has given Monare a chance to grab a place in the first team.

    Monare had not featured in the last three games for Pirates.

  • Miguel Timm Orlando Pirates.

    Miguel Timm

    Timm has proved to be a dependable fallback plan for Orlando Pirates and will partner with returning Thabang Monare.

  • Vincent Pule, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Vincent Pule

    The opening goal against Royal AM should boost the morale of the forward as he is named among the Sea Robbers’ attackers once again.

  • Fred Ngoma, Al-Ittihad & Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, February 2022

    Fortune Makaringe

    With Thembinkosi Lorch still unavailable, Makaringe makes a return and is deployed as a left-forward.

  • Bienvenu Eva Nga of Orlando Pirates challenged by Luke Fleurs of Supersport United, August 2022

    Bienvenu Eva Nga

    The forward played for almost an hour and got yellow-carded against Royal AM but has been trusted with another start ahead of Kwame Peprah and Zakhele Lepasa.