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Caf Champions League: Five Orlando Pirates players to watch against Green Eagles

10:48 EAT 08/08/2019
Augustine Mulenga, Orlando Pirates
Goal takes a look at the five players, who could inspire Pirates to victory over Eagles in their Caf Champions League preliminary round first-leg game

  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, September 2018

    Happy Jele

    The experienced defender is an inspirational captain having helped Pirates reach the 2013 Champions League final and last season's group stage. Jele will be keen to use his experience to help his team secure a victory in Zambia. 
  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, February 2019

    Ben Motshwari

    The box-to-box midfielder is the pillar of strength in the centre of Pirates' midfield as he boasts both defensive and attacking diligence. Motshwari will be hoping to play an instrumental role in helping his side overcome Eagles.
  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, September 2018

    Thembinkosi Lorch

    The reigning PSL Footballer of the Year is arguably the best player in South Africa at the moment and he was one of Pirates' key players during last season's Champions League group stage campaign. Lorch has the ability to inspire Pirates to victory over Eagles.
  • Augustine Mulenga, Orlando Pirates, September 2018

    Augustine Mulenga

    The Zambian forward has hit the ground running in the new PSL season having grabbed a goal and an assist as Pirates defeated Bloemfontein Celtic. Mulenga will relish the opportunity to face his compatriots and inspire Pirates to victory at Nkoloma Stadium.
  • Justin Shonga of Orlando Pirates, August 2018

    Justin Shonga

    The Zambian marksman remains Pirates' first-choice striker and he scored important goals which helped the team reach the Champions League group stage last season. Just like Mulenga, Shonga will be looking to put one over his countrymen.