Orlando Pirates v Chippa United: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

The Buccaneers are looking to go all the way in the competition, while the Chilli Boys are keen to cause an upset

Orlando Pirates will square off against Chippa United in a 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup round of 16 match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

The Soweto giants are heading into this encounter undefeated in their last six matches in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

However, they are winless in their last two games having drawn 1-1 with AmaZulu FC away in their most recent game two weeks ago.

The Telkom Knockout presents Pirates with an opportunity to end their four-year trophy drought.

The Buccaneers, who have won the Telkom Knockout once (in 2011), were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Polokwane City, who won 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at home last season.

Game Orlando Pirates v Chippa United
Date Saturday, October 20
Time 8:15 pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch

In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SuperSport 4. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com

Live Match Centre TV Channel
Goal.com SS4 

Squads & Team News

Position Players Returning 
Goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo
Attacker Vincent Pule 

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic

Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic will look to Zambia international Augustine Mulenga, who has established himself as a key attacker for the team.

The skilful forward was on the scoresheet against AmaZulu taking his tally to three goals in all competitions for this season.

Bucs have been boosted by the return of Brilliant Khuzwayo and Vincent Pule, who were both nursing injuries.

Predicted Pirates line-up: Khuzwayo, Matlaba, Maela, Jele, Marcelo, Mlambo, Motshwari, Mako, Lorch, Pule, Mulenga.

Meanwhile, Chippa are heading into the Cup clash having lost 2-1 to Highlands Park away in a PSL encounter two weeks ago.

The defeat ended the Chilli Boys' three-match unbeaten run in the league having recorded two wins and one draw.

They were defeated in the 2017 Telkom Knockout quarter-finals by Kaizer Chiefs, who emerged 1-0 winners away. 

The Eastern Cape-based outfit has never won a major trophy and Eric Tinkler's side will be hoping to stun Pirates, and go on to win the trophy.

Tinker, who is a former Pirates head coach, won this tournament with Cape Town City two years ago as he masterminded a win over SuperSport in the final.

Eric Tinkler

Tercious Malepe has been in good form for the Chilli Boys since joining the club from Pirates on a season-long loan deal.

The versatile player, has grabbed two assists in Chippa's last two games, will look to play an important in helping his side overcome Bucs.

Predicted Chippa line-up: Akpeyi, Tlolane, Nsabiyumva, Macheke, Nthethe, Komane, Malepe, Mayambela, Lentjies, Klate, Mbenyane. 

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Match Preview

This will be the first cup meeting between Pirates and Chippa.

However, the two teams have clashed in 11 PSL matches since 2012/13, with Bucs securing seven wins compared to Chippa's three wins.  

Pirates secured a narrow 1-0 win over Chippa at home in a league game two months ago.