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Predicting Orlando Pirates' XI to face Golden Arrows

12:16 AM MYT 16/02/2022
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  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, March 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The 2014 Chan-Bafana Bafana squad member is in good form at the moment having kept two successive clean sheets across all competitions.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates

    RIGHT-BACK - Bandile Shandu

    The versatile player operated as a right-back and right-winger against Algeria's JS Saoura in the Caf Confederation Cup match on Sunday and he scored Pirates' second goal as they claimed a 2-0 win.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    The former Chippa United star was given a torrid time by Saoura's Mohamed Hammia, but he is most likely to keep his place in the starting line-up having established himself as Pirates' first-choice left-back.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021


    The 24-year-old player has formed a solid central defence partnership with Happy Jele and he has been one of Pirates' standout performers thus far this season.

  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021


    The Pirates captain will be determined to lead his side to a victory over Arrows which would see the Soweto giants reduce Mamelodi Sundowns' lead to the top of the PSL standings to 15 points.

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The experienced midfielder is now preferred ahead of Ben Motshwari and he is most likely to be up against Arrows star Nqobeko Dlamini in a midfield battle. 

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Goodman Mosele

    The former South Africa under-23 international has been a consistent performer since he returned from injury in December last year and he's one of the first names on Bucs' team sheet.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Thembinkosi Lorch

    The Bloemfontein-born attacker flourished in this position against Saoura having been involved in the build-up to both goals and he will be eager to replicate the same form when he faces Arrows.

  • Ntsako Makhubela, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    RIGHT FORWARD - Ntsako Makhubela

    The skillful winger has cemented his place in the starting line-up with some promising displays, but he's yet to score for Bucs this term and he'll be under pressure to open his scoring account against his former side. 

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    The hard-working forward is in good form at the moment having scored the winning goal against AmaZulu FC in the Nedbank Cup, before providing a crucial assist against Saoura.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    CENTRE FORWARD - Kwame Peprah

    The bulky marksman has now failed to score in his last two matches and he will be hoping to end his mini goal drought when he faces an Arrows defence that has conceded in each of their last three games.