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Orlando Pirates vs. Highlands Park: Five players to watch

7:43 AM GMT 16/08/2019
Augustine Mulenga, Orlando Pirates & Ryan Rae, Highlands Park, August 2018
The Buccaneers are set to host the Lions of the North in a MTN8 clash at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, April 2019

    Innocent Maela

    The Bafana Bafana international has established himself as one of the top left-backs in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) since returning to Pirates.

    Maela is a good full-back defensively and offensively, and he is also a threat from set-pieces having scored with a header against Bloemfontein Celtic two weeks ago.
  • Rodney Ramagalela of Highlands Park, August 2019

    Rodney Ramagalela

    The former PSL Golden Boot winner remains one of the most lethal strikers in the country.

    Ramagalela has a knack of scoring against big teams, having already found the back of the net for Highlands Park against Pirates' arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs this season.
  • Musa Nyatama, Orlando Pirates, February 2019

    Musa Nyatama

    The veteran midfielder remains an influential player in the Pirates team and he is the one who holds the team together.

    Nyatama proved his quality when he produced an excellent display during Bucs' recent victory over Bloemfontein Celtic, when he walked away with the man of the match accolade.
  • Highlands Park Mothobi Mvala, December 2018

    Mothobi Mvala

    The Highlands Park vice-captain took the PSL by storm last season as he hit the back of the net eight times from midfield.

    Mvala, who often makes late runs into the penalty box, is keen to prove he is not a one-season wonder.
  • Thembinkosi Lorch Orlando Pirates August 14

    Thembinkosi Lorch

    The reigning PSL Footballer of the Year made his first appearance of the season for Pirates against SuperSport United as a substitute in midweek.

    Lorch is expected to be fit to start against Highlands Park and he has the ability to single-handedly inspire Pirates to victory over the Lions of the North.