Orlando Pirates XI vs Royal Leopards - Makaringe returns in Caf Confederation Cup

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Fred Ngoma, Al-Ittihad & Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, February 2022
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The Soweto giants are in the hunt for a second victory against the visitors as they battle once more
  1. Richard Ofori
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    Richard Ofori

    Ofori is making his second straight start after returning from a long-term injury spell.

  2. Bandile Shandu
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    Bandile Shandu

    The right-back has proved to be a vital asset for Bucs, especially as he has four goals in the continental competition and the start offers him a chance to increase his tally.

  3. Paseka Mako
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    Paseka Mako

    Mako - who has become an undroppable player - starts at left-back ahead of Innocent Maela, who is benched again.

  4. Olisa Ndah
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    Olisa Ndah

    The Nigerian has been a consistent figure at the heart of Pirates’ defence and starts alongside Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

  5. Ntsikelelo Nyauza
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    Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    Nyauza will wear the captain's armband once more and partner Ndah in defence as Happy Jele is on the bench.

  6. Thabang Monare
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    Thabang Monare

    He was a starter in the first leg encounter, which they won 6-2, and he keeps his slot in midfield for the return leg.

  7. Goodman Mosele
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    Goodman Mosele

    After he missed the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs due to suspension, the Bafana Bafana star returned for the Nedbank Cup against Gallants.

    He has kept his slot for the continental duel as Pirates look to return to winning ways.

  8. Fortune Makaringe
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    Fortune Makaringe

    Makaringe returns as Thembinkosi Lorch, who came on as a substitute in the cup match against Gallants, is missing altogether.

  9. Kabelo Dlamini
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    Kabelo Dlamini

    Dlamini has seemingly earned the trust of his coaches as he is deployed in what is his fifth straight start.

    Going into the game, he should be motivated by the goal he scored in the first leg.

  10. Deon Hotto
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    Deon Hotto

    Although the Namibian did not score, he provided three assists in the big win during the away game, and he remains a threat Royal Leopards must keep close eyes on.

  11. Kwame Peprah
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    Kwame Peprah

    The Ghanaian has been trusted to lead the attacking line once more, but will he get his second continental goal against the group rivals?