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Caf Confederation Cup: Orlando Pirates’ starting XI vs Al Ahli Tripoli –  Motshwari returns, Makaringe benched

18:21 GMT+3 08/05/2022
Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, March 2022
The Soweto giants will be hosted in Benghazi in yet another crucial continental game

Orlando Pirates' starting XI to face Al Ahli Tripoli in a Caf Confederation Cup first-leg semi-final showdown at the Martyrs Stadium has been named.

  • Richard Ofori Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Richard Ofori

    With four clean sheets in five matches in the Confederation Cup, the Ghanaian should be motivated enough for the semi-final duel.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Bandile Shandu

    The right-back has been impressive in the competition and has always been quick to join attacks when Bucs are in attacking mode.

    His ability is to add numbers up front when they press the rivals to offer the Soweto side a numerical advantage.

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    Innocent Maela

    With Paseka Mako still out injured, Maela – who provided an assist against Simba SC in the second leg action of the quarter-final - keeps his place at left-back.

  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates & Vusumzi Mncube, Sekhukhune United, April 2022

    Happy Jele

    Being one of the team’s captains, Jele should not only ensure they are impervious at the back but should marshall the whole squad against the Libyan side who stand between them and a ticket to the final.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    His partnership with Jele at the back means the Sea Robbers have deployed an experienced duo to take charge at the centre of the defence.

  • Abel Mabaso of Orlando Pirates.

    Abel Mabaso

    Mabaso has been picked as the deep-lying midfielder as Thabang Monare is missing.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates & Orebotse Mongae, TS Galaxy, May 2022

    Goodman Mosele

    The Bafana Bafana star will act as a linking pivot between the midfield and the attacking department in this crucial away game.

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Ben Motshwari

    The 31-year-old returns to the starting eleven as Fortune Makaringe appears on the bench.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, February 2022

    Thembinkosi Lorch

    Lorch – who overcame an injury that kept him out for some time - will take charge at the right wing as he looks for his first goal in the ongoing season.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates & Shomari Kampore, Simba, April 2022

    Deon Hotto

    A key attacking asset for Pirates but he needs to regain his scoring touch as the PSL side hopes to return home with a victory from the north.

  • Kwame Peprah Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Kwame Peprah

    The scorer of the critical goal against Simba, the Ghanaian has been selected ahead of Terrence Dzvukamanja and Zakhele Lepasa.