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Orlando Pirates' XI to face Marumo Gallants – Ofori returns, Lorch benched in Nedbank Cup

18:16 GMT+3 09/03/2022
Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, October 2020
The Ghanaian makes his comeback and is ready to test himself in the South African domestic tournament

Orlando Pirates have named their starting XI to face Marumo Gallants in the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 encounter at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    Richard Ofori

    The Ghanaian returns from a long spell on the sidelines due to injury and replaces Siyabonga Mpontshane, who is back on the bench after consistent starts.

  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs & Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Bandile Shandu

    Arguably, one of the top performers for the Soweto side, he has been maintained in the starting XI for domestic duty.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Paseka Mako

    Mako has been a regular figure in the Bucs defensive setup and will continue to take left-back responsibilities against their PSL rivals in Limpopo on Wednesday.

  • Olisa Ndah of Orlando Pirates challenges Amadou Soukouna of Maritzburg United, October 2021

    Olisa Ndah

    In recent games, he has had to partner with either Ntsikelelo Nyauza or Happy Jele as the two have been used interchangeably, and for the Nedbank outing, the Nigerian has been named alongside Jele, who was on the bench during the Soweto Derby.

  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Happy Jele

    The captain returns to the starting team for the first time since he featured against Royal Leopards in the Caf Confederation Cup on February 27.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Goodman Mosele

    The Bafana Bafana midfielder missed the crunch showdown against Amakhosi due to suspension, but he makes a return for the Gallants assignment.

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Thabang Monare

    Yellow carded and substituted in the Soweto Derby, Monare is in the first eleven to partner with Motshwari again.

  • Deon Hotto of Orlando Pirates challenged by Oussama Bellatrache of JS Saoura, February 2022

    Deon Hotto

    The start is another chance for the Namibian to try and find the back of the net after going without a goal in the recent games.

  • Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Kabelo Dlamini

    Dlamini makes another start ahead of Linda Mntambo who replaced him in the 76th minute during the derby.

  • Zakhele Lepasa Orlando Pirates November 2020

    Zakhele Lepasa

    In what looks like a more attacking approach by the Sea Robbers, Lepasa starts alongside Peprah.

  • Kwame Peprah Orlando Pirates

    Kwame Peprah

    Peprah is yet to score a goal in the last two games but has been trusted to lead the attacking line once more.