Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa, together with his technical team, has kept the same starting line-up that earned the team a valuable draw away to Esperance in the semi-finals.
Ayanda Gcaba will continue to partner Rooi Mahamutsa at centre-back despite the return of veteran defender and captain Lucky Lekgwathi who had to settle for a place on the bench.
In Lekgwathi's absence in the starting line-up, Happy Jele will again captain the Buccaneers as they attempt to maintain their fine form in this tournament.
Lennox Bacela will lead the attack, as Roger de Sa looks for goals to at least be in a much comfortable position going into the second leg.
Pirates starting line-up: Meyiwa, Jele, Matlaba, Mahamutsa, Gcaba, Jali, Manyisa, Segolela, Klate, Myeni and Bacela.
Al Ahly starting line-up: Ekramy, Abdel Fadil, Saed Abid, Kamel, Wahed Mohamed, Said Bekhit, Darwish, Abou-trika, Ghareeb Mohamed, El Moneim and Ashour.
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