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Orlando Pirates XI to play against Richards Bay in PSL - Erasmus out, Lepasa starts

18:00 WAT 08/10/2022
Kermit Erasmus, Orlando Pirates, October 2022
The Buccaneers are seeking redemption after falling 2-0 in the midweek assignment that dented their hopes of reducing the gap with the leaders

Orlando Pirates are hosting Richards Bay at Orlando Stadium in the Premier Soccer League assignment hoping to collect maximum points after suffering defeat in their latest assignment.

Coach Jose Riveiro has been blowing hot and cold in the ongoing campaign and Tuesday's shocking loss at Peter Mokaba Stadium left Bucs fourth on the table with 14 points, five behind leaders and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

The game against Sekhukhune saw Thabiso Monyane and Richard Ofori pick up yellow cards and they will miss this weekend's match due to suspension.

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Goalkeeper: Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The veteran shot-stopper remains Pirates' second-choice keeper following Sipho Chaine's recent arrival at the club and he starts against Richards Bay.

  • Bandile Shandu & Tapelo Xoki, Orlando Pirates & Lindokuhle Mbatha, TS Galaxy, September 2022

    Right Wing-Back: Bandile Shandu

    The hard-working full-back has made a return to the team with Monyane suspended and he will be eager to impress in order to cement his place in the team.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Left Wing-Back: Deon Hotto

    Pirates played much better following the former Lamontville Golden Arrows star's introduction and he has been recalled to the starting line-up, replacing Paseka Mako.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, September 2022

    Centre-Back: Olisa Ndah

    The Nigerian centre back, who is available for selection after missing the game against Sekhukhune, replaces Tapelo Xoki.

  • Nkosinathi Sibisi Orlando Pirates 2020.

    Centre-Back: Nkosinathi Sibisi

    The no-nonsense defender will be bracing himself for a battle with Richards Bay's lanky centre forward Somila Ntsundawana.

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Centre-Back: Innocent Maela

    The Pirates captain is determined to lead the Soweto giants to their fifth league victory of the season.

  • Miguel Timm Orlando Pirates.

    Central-Midfielder: Miguel Timm

    The 31-year-old couldn't stamp his authority in midfield against Sekhukhune, but Riveiro has kept faith in him.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Central-Midfielder: Goodman Mosele

    The 22-year-old was one of Pirates' better performers in midweek and he will be looking to dominate the midfield battle against the Natal Rich Boys.

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Orlando Pirates, October 2022

    Right Attacker: Ndabayithethwa Ndlondo

    The diminutive attacker, who was neutralized by Sekhukhune, will be hoping to produce an improved performance in his first home league game for the Buccaneers.

  • Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, October 2022

    Left Attacker: Monnapule Saleng

    Saleng will be plying his trade on the left side of Lepasa who will be leading the attacking department.

  • Zakhele Lepasa Orlando Pirates.

    Forward: Zakhele Lepasa

    Lepasa hopes to get his second goal in the PSL this season.