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Orlando Pirates XI to face Marumo Gallants - Jele is back

11:08 PM MYT 20/12/2021
Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates celebrate
Bucs have been dropping many points in recent games and hope the trend stops on Monday evening

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The 35-year-old goalkeeper has kept six clean sheets in 15 games and could still continue in goal.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates

    RIGHT-BACK - Bandile Shandu

    He has been involved in all Pirates' 17 league games this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist. He gets another chance today.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    Mako has also become key in Pirates' defence, starting 15 of their 17 league matches.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    Nyauza has formed a formidable partnership with Olisa Ndah who, unfortunately, misses this match.

  • Happy Jele & Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele

    With Ndah out, captain Jele is preferred and will partner Nyauza at the heart of defence.

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    Since coming back from suspension, Motshwari has cemented his place in the Pirates squad.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Goodman Mosele

    Mosele is back from injury and started against Sundowns, while also featuring as a substitute in the previous game against Swallows FC. Today, he has been preferred in the best XI.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Thembinkosi Lorch

    Since returning from a long term injury, Lorch is yet to pick up form but he has been included in the starting team.

  • Ntsako Makhubela, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Ntsako Makhubela

    Makhubela lasted the entire match against Sundowns in what was his fifth start of the season and has been rewarded with another start.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Peprah Kwame

    Peprah has been preferred ahead of Tshegofatso Mabasa despite firing blanks and being without a goal in 12 games.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    Hotto has gone five straight games without scoring and will be keen to end his goal drought.