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Matlaba and Siyabonga Sangweni will start on the bench, as Phungwayo keeps the left-back position while Lekgwathi returns to lead the team

Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has dropped Siyabonga Sangweni for today's Caf Champions League must-win clash against Al Ahly at the Orlando Stadium.

As expected Lehlogonolo Masalesa starts in the middle with Oupa Manyisa following Andile Jali's shoulder injury that has ruled him out for the next six weeks.

Patrick Phungwanyo keeps his place on the left after impressing in the absence of Thabo Matlaba against AC Leopards in Congo.

Pirates starting line-up: Meyiwa, Jele, Phungwayo, Mahamutsa, Lekgwathi, Manyisa, Masalesa, Myeni, Segolela, Klate and Bacela.

Al Ahly starting line-up: Ekrami, Fathi, Shedid, Abdul-Fadil, Naguib, Rabiea, Shehab, Soliman, Al-Saied, Aboutreika and Zaher.