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Revealed Orlando Pirates XI vs Cape Town City - Jele dropped

11:26 PM SGT 2/3/22
Orlando Pirates Peprah Jele Motshwari Hotto
After a resounding Caf Confederation Cup victory against Royal Leopards, the Sea Robbers return to domestic assignments with a home game against the Citizens

Orlando Pirates have revealed their starting XI to face Cape Town City in a Premier Soccer League match on Wednesday at Orlando Stadium.

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane Orlando Pirates

    Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The South African shot-stopper has made the goalkeeping position his own and starts once more ahead of Wayne Sandilands.

  • Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Bandile Shandu

    Although he is operating at right-back, the former Maritzburg United defender has scored vital goals for the Sea Robbers in recent matches, and his start means he has been given another opportunity to try and shine even more.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Paseka Mako

    Although he was replaced in the Leopards game after he picked up what looked like a knock, Mako has been drafted into the starting XI as Innocent Maela is benched.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza of Orlando Pirates.jpg

    Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    Nyauza gets a rare starting slot as Happy Jele features among the substitutes.

  • Olisa Ndah Keagan Dolly Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs

    Olisa Ndah

    The Nigerian had formed a solid partnership with Jele but will have to adapt quickly in this game as he is deployed alongside Nyauza.

  • Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs & Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Thabang Monare

    Monare keeps his place in the first team amid changes implemented by the coaches.

  • Goodman Mosele of Orlando Pirates challenges Teji Muingela of Diables Noirs, October 2021

    Goodman Mosele

    Mosele has kept a consistent appearance in the first team in 2022 and his performance seems to have solidified the trust the technical bench has in him.

  • Edgar Manaka, Marumo Gallants & Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Kabelo Dlamini

    He enjoyed a start in the last outing as three changes were made in the starting XI and he has kept the slot for the Cape Town City duel.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Fortune Makaringe

    Makaringe returns to the starting team after he was benched in a number of games.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates & Muzi Dlamini, Royal Leopards, February 2022

    Deo Hotto

    Before he was substituted in the 78th minute of the Confederation Cup duel by Collins Makgaka, Hotto had provided three assists and is arguably one of the threats that the rivals must keep a close eye on during the league clash.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch Kwame Peprah

    Kwame Peprah

    The Ghanaian returned to the starting XI against Royal Leopards and scored the third goal, which should give him a morale boost as he leads the Pirates' attacking mission.