CAF Confederation Cup

Caf Confederation Cup: How Orlando Pirates could start against Raja Casablanca

16:13 SAST 2021/05/15
Orlando Pirates players, October 2020
Goal predicts Bucs' starting line-up ahead of their quarter-final first-leg game against the Moroccan giants on Sunday

  • Wayne Sandilands, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Wayne Sandilands

    The experienced shot-stopper will be looking to continue his good form having produced a Man of the Match performance against Stellenbosch FC on Tuesday. 
  • Wayde Jooste, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    RIGHT-BACK - Wayde Jooste

    The 29-year-old wing-back has regained his place in the Bucs starting line-up with some impressive displays in recent weeks. 
  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseko Mako

    The speedy full-back is set to make his ninth appearance in this season's Confederation Cup having become a regular in the starting line-up.
  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, October 2020


    The former Bafana Bafana international could walk straight into the Bucs starting line-up after coach Josef Zinnbauer provided a positive injury update on the Pirates captain.
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    The 2016/17 PSL title-winning captain could be tasked with man-marking Soufiane Rahimi, who has netted three goals in this season's Confederation Cup. 
  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The Randfontein-born player is expected to return to the starting line-up after being rested against Stellenbosch and Black Leopards. 
  • Nkanyiso Zungu, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Nkanyiso Zungu

    The left-footed midfielder was one of Bucs' better players against Stellenbosch and he could be rewarded with another starting berth.
  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The former Maritzburg United playmaker will be fresh and hungry for action after being rested in Pirates' last two matches. 
  • Frank Mhango, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Frank Mhango

    The lethal forward has recovered from an injury and he is likely to start as the Buccaneers look to grab a first-leg advantage in Soweto.  
  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    RIGHT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    The former Lamontville Golden Arrows attacker, who has been struggling for form lately, will have to bring his A-game against one of the tournament favourites, Raja. 
  • Tshegofatso Mabasa, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    CENTRE FORWARD - Tshegofatso Mabasa

    The Botshabelo-born forward has netted three goals in his last four matches and he will be looking to continue his scoring form.