Revealed: Orlando Pirates' XI to face Chippa United - Peprah, Pule start

Thembinkosi Lorch Kwame Peprahbackpagepix

Orlando Pirates would want to recover from their midweek 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch when they tackle Chippa United in a Premier Soccer League match at home on Sunday.

The Buccaneers' opponents are yet to taste victory in this campaign and are in Gauteng hunting for their first set of maximum points.

Here is how coach Jose Riveiro has selected his starting team to do duty against the Chilli Boys.

  • Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, March 2022Backpagepix

    GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    The bulky goalkeeper will be hoping to keep his second clean sheet of the season after conceding for the first time this term against Stellies.

  • Thabiso Monyane Orlando Pirates.Backpagepix.

    RIGHT WING-BACK - Thabiso Monyane

    The Pirates academy product has been recalled to the starting line-up as he impressed in Bucs' last home game which was against Swallows in Orlando on August 10.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021Backpagepix

    LEFT WING-BACK - Deon Hotto

    The Namibia international was surprisingly dropped against Stellies, but he has returned to the starting line-up.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Olisa Ndah

    The lanky defender marked his first start of the season with a solid performance against Stellenbosch.

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Innocent Maela

    The Bucs captain was at fault when Stellies scored and he will be determined to produce an improved performance.

  • Nkosinathi Sibisi, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Nkosinathi Sibisi

    The former Lamontville Golden Arrows captain netted his first goal for Bucs in Stellenbosch and he will be brimming with confidence.

  • Thabang Monare of Orlando Pirates.Backpagepix.

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The Bucs midfield was poor against Stellies with Monare having been benched and he has been recalled to the starting team.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Goodman Mosele

    The Bafana Bafana international remains Pirates' first-choice midfielder and he will be looking to dominate the midfield battle.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, August 2022Backpagepix

    LEFT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch

    The mercurial attacker is yet to score nor assist this season and he is eager to change this when he faces a struggling Chippa side.

  • Vincent Pule, Orlando Pirates, October 2021Backpagepix

    RIGHT FORWARD - Vincent Pule

    The industrious winger is back from injury having featured against Stellies as a substitute and he has been handed a starting berth in Soweto.

  • Kwame Peprah Orlando Pirates 2022.Backpagepix.

    CENTRE FORWARD - Kwame Peprah

    The Ghanian forward has been entrusted to spearhead Pirates' attack ahead of Bienvenu Eva Nga who has been relegated to the bench.

    It is the first time he plays this season after being dropped against Swallows and then benched against Stellenbosch.