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Orlando Pirates' best XI in the PSL era - Moeti out, Jali in

11:16 GMT+3 08/11/2019
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With Pirates set to face Chiefs on Saturday, Goal selected the best Bucs XI since the inception of the Premier Soccer League

  • Williams Okpara - Orlando Pirates

    #1 Williams Okpara

    The legendary Nigerian goalkeeper established himself as a Pirates legend by helping the team win two PSL titles and holds the record of club's appearances with 375 matches.


  • Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates, August 2019

    #2 Happy Jele

    The current Pirates captain remains a loyal and reliable servant for the Soweto giants having spent over a decade with the club and has lifted seven major trophies with the team.


  • Luck Lekgwathi

    #3 Lucky Lekgwathi

    The retired versatile defender remains Pirates' most decorated captain in the PSL era having led the team to seven major trophies, and he was also part of the 2002/03 league title-winning team.


  • Papi Khomane of Orlando Pirates

    #4 Papi Khomane

    The former South Africa international was a reliable defender for the Buccaneers during his nine-year spell with the club, winning two PSL titles plus the BP Top eight which is now known as the MTN8.


  • Mbulelo Mabizela - Orlando Pirates

    #5 Mbulelo Mabizela

    The former South Africa captain is widely regarded to be one of the most talented defenders to have ever graced the PSL, having led Pirates to the 2002/03 league title.


  • Andille Jali

    #6 Andile Jali

    The current Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder was a very influential player during his days with Bucs as he was part of the double treble-winning team between 2009 and 2014.


  • Benedict Vilakazi - Orlando Pirates

    #7 Benedict Vilakazi

    The retired central midfielder is widely regarded as one of the best players to play for Pirates in the PSL era. He was a consistent performer, who helped the team win two league trophies and is the club's all-time goalscorer with 52 goals. 


  • Oupa Manyisa - Orlando Pirates

    #8 Oupa Manyisa

    The versatile midfielder is now with Mamelodi Sundowns having had his best days at Pirates, where he was a key member of the double treble-winning team and he went on to captain the club.


  • Steve Lekoelea

    #9 Steve Lekoelea

    The retired attacking midfielder was a fan-favourite during his 10-year spell with the Soweto giants and he played an important role as they clinched two PSL trophies in 2001 and 2003. 


  • Dennis Lota

    #10 Dennis Lota

    The legendary Zambian striker is one of Pirates' greatest foreign players having scooped the PSL Golden Boot in 2000 while playing for the team, before helping the Soweto giants clinch the league trophy in the following year.
  • Lesley Manyathela Orlando Pirates

    #11 Lesley Manyathela

    The late striker was a reliable goalscorer for Pirates as he won the PSL Golden Boot award after inspiring the team to the 2002/03 league trophy, before his promising career was sadly cut short by in a car accident in August 2003.