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Soweto Derby: Predicting Orlando Pirates' XI to face Kaizer Chiefs

12:24 AM EST 3/5/22
Terrence Dzukamanja of Orlando Pirates challenges Philip Ndlondlo of Marumo Gallants.
The Buccaneers will play host to Amakhosi in the biggest match on the local football calendar on Saturday

GOAL predicts Bucs' starting line-up ahead of this encounter which will be played at Orlando Stadium as the Buccaneers look to return to winning ways in the PSL.

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The former Bidvest Wits academy player was one of Pirates' standout performers in their draw against Cape Town City on Wednesday and he will be eager to make it three consecutive clean sheets.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates

    RIGHT-BACK - Bandile Shandu

    The influential full-back will be keen to carry his great form in the Caf Confederation Cup into the PSL and help Pirates avenge their 2-1 defeat to Chiefs in the first round league game in November last year.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    The hard-working full-back will be bracing himself for a battle with Chiefs' tricky winger Keagan Dolly and Bucs will stand a good chance to defeating Amakhosi if Mako contains the Bafana Bafana international.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Olisa Ndah

    The former Sliema Wanderers defender will be seeking redemption having conceded a penalty in the closing stages of the last Soweto Derby match and Dolly converted it to earn Chiefs the victory.

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

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele

    The Pirates captain was rested against City in midweek and he is set to equal the record for the most Soweto Derby appearances in the PSL era as he features in his 31st game against Chiefs as a Bucs player.

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The veteran midfielder is enjoying his football at the moment having overcome his injury woes and he will be eager to dominate the midfield battle in order to put Pirates in a good position to win the game.

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The 2020/21 MTN8 Player of the Tournament nominee is expected to return to Bucs' starting line-up with Goodman Mosele suspended and he will be hoping to impress in order to reclaim his place in the team.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The 28-year-old playmaker has managed to regain his spot in Pirates' starting line-up in the last few weeks and he will be determined to prove that he is Bucs' best attacking midfielder when he faces Amakhosi.

  • Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    RIGHT FORWARD - Kabelo Dlamini

    The versatile attacker has been in good form in the last few weeks and he is most likely to start in the right side of Bucs' attack with Thembinkosi Lorch an injury doubt.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    With Lorch unlikely to start, Pirates will pin their hopes of defeating the arch-rivals on the former Bloemfontein Celtic star and he has the ability to inspire Bucs to a win in this iconic fixture.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    CENTRE FORWARD - Kwame Peprah

    The 21-year-old marksman will be hoping to use his imposing physique and sharp movement to unsettle the Chiefs defence and score his first goal in the Soweto Derby.