Roger de Sa will approach tonight's Caf Champions League final the same way as he did against Esperance in the second leg of 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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