Orlando Pirates' XI to face Al-Ittihad - Motshwari returns, Mhango on the bench

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Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, March 2022
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Bucs' technical team has revealed the starting line-up ahead of the Soweto giants' final Caf Confederation Cup Group B game which is against the Libyan champions on Sunday.

  1. GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori
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    GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    The 28-year-old shot-stopper will be looking to make it three consecutive clean sheets in the Confederation Cup.

  2. RIGHT-BACK - Abel Mabaso
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    RIGHT-BACK - Abel Mabaso

    The utility player looks set to play as a right-back as the Bucs technical team makes three changes to the team which faced Algeria's JS Saoura on March 20.

  3. LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam
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    LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam

    The former South Africa under-23 international has been recalled to the starting line-up and he will be keen to impress.

  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele

    The Bucs captain will be determined to lead the team to win over Al-Ittihad which would see the Soweto giants finish top of Group B.

  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Ntsikelelo Nyauza
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    The versatile defender will play as a centre back in the absence of Olisa Ndah, who has been rested.

  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The technically gifted midfielder is one of the three players, who have been recalled to the starting line-up.

  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The experienced midfielder makes his return to the starting line-up with Goodman Mosele unavailable due to suspension.

  8. ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Kabelo Dlamini
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Kabelo Dlamini

    Having scored two goals in his last three matches in the Confederation Cup, Dlamini will be looking to continue his good form in the continental tournament.

  9. LEFT FORWARD  - Paseka Mako
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    LEFT FORWARD - Paseka Mako

    The diminutve player looks set to operate as an attacker with Deon Hotto missing.

  10. RIGHT FORWARD  - Bandile Shandu
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    RIGHT FORWARD - Bandile Shandu

    Shandu provided the assist for Pirates' second goal in their impressive 2-0 victory over Saoura in Algeria.

  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Kwame Peprah
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    CENTRE FORWARD - Kwame Peprah

    The bulky striker will be desperate to score tonight and end his four-match goal drought.

    His fellow striker Frank Mhango has been named on the bench.