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Revealed: Orlando Pirates XI vs Swallows FC in Soweto Derby - Bucs turn to Lorch

12:28 AM MYT 15/12/2021
Thembinkosi Lorch of Orlando Pirates
Bucs are keen on retaining their place in the top three on the PSL table with a second straight win

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    In the absence of Richard Ofori, Mpontshane starts his 14th game this season.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates

    RIGHT-BACK - Bandile Shandu

    The 26-year-old goes into this match high in confidence after grabbing Pirates' opening goal in the 2-0 win over TS Galaxy last weekend.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    Mako has cemented himself at left-back and starts his 14 game owing to his consistency.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    Since his return to the starting line-up following injuries to captain Happy Jele and Thulani Hlatswhayo, Nyauza has been the team's leader.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Olisa Ndah

    The lanky Nigerian defender's formidable partnership with Nyauza has seen Pirates avoiding defeat in their last five games.

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The 32-year-old has started four times but after an impressive showing against TS Galaxy, he has retained his place in midfield.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    Makaringe retains his position in the team in a 4-4-2 formation. He will partner Monare.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Deon Hotto

    The Namibian is Pirates' top-scorer this season with four goals and is expected to stretch Swallows defence on Tuesday.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Thembinkosi Lorch

    After recovering from a shoulder injury and coming on as a substitute in Pirates' last two games, it is not surprising to see Lorch starting in this Original Soweto Derby.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Kwame Peprah

    Peprah has replaced Tshegofatso Mabasa who has scored just two goals the 11 appearances.

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    Dzvukamanja will patner Peprah as the technical bench trys to find a lasting solution to attacking department.