Predicting Orlando Pirates' XI to face Chippa United in PSL encounter

Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

Orlando Pirates are set to welcome Chippa United at Orlando Stadium in a PSL match on Sunday. 

Bucs dropped points when they drew 1-1 with Stellenbosch FC on Wednesday and they now will be keen to return to winning ways when they face the Chilli Boys.

Evidence Makgopa has been tipped to return from his injury soon after missing the Buccaneers' first two matches this season.

GOAL predicts Pirates' starting line-up.

  • Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, March 2022Backpagepix

    GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    The bulky goalkeeper will be hoping to keep his second clean sheet of the season after conceding for the first time this term against Stellies.

  • Thabiso Monyane Orlando Pirates.Backpagepix.

    RIGHT WING-BACK - Thabiso Monyane

    The Pirates academy product could be recalled to the starting line-up as he impressed in his Bucs' last home game which was against Swallows in Orlando on August 10.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021Backpagepix

    LEFT WING-BACK - Deon Hotto

    The Namibia international was surprisingly dropped against Stellies, but he is most likely to return to the starting line-up.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021Backpagepix


    The lanky defender marked his first start of the season with a solid performance against Stellenbosch.

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Innocent Maela

    The Bucs captain was at fault when Stellies scored and he will be determined to produce an improved performance.

  • Nkosinathi Sibisi, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Nkosinathi Sibisi

    The former Lamontville Golden Arrows captain netted his first goal for Bucs in Stellenbosch and he will be brimming with confidence.

  • Thabang Monare of Orlando Pirates.Backpagepix.

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The Bucs midfield was poor against Stellies with Monare having been benched and he could be recalled to the team.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Goodman Mosele

    The Bafana Bafana international remains Pirates' first-choice midfielder and he will be looking to dominate the midfield battle.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch

    The mercurial attacker is yet to score nor assist this season and he is eager to change this when he faces a struggling Chippa side.

  • Vincent Pule, Orlando Pirates, October 2021Backpagepix

    LEFT FORWARD - Vincent Pule

    The industrious winger is back from injury having featured against Stellies as a substitute and he could be handed a starting berth in Soweto.

  • Bienvenu Eva Nga, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE FORWARD - Bienvenu Eva Nga

    The Cameroonian marksman scored in his last game at Orlando Stadium and he will be confident of finding the back of the net at the historic venue once again.