How Orlando Pirates could start against Maritzburg United

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The Buccaneers will be away to the Team of Choice in a PSL match on Saturday. Goal predicts Bucs' starting line-up

  1. GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    The Bucs first-choice goalkeeper marked his return to the starting line-up with a clean sheet against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Tuesday.
  2. RIGHT-BACK - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    RIGHT-BACK - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    The versatile defender was deployed in the right-back position against Arrows and he produced a solid performance. 
  3. LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam

    LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam

    The South Africa under-23 international was arguably Bucs' best player against Arrows and he is expected to be rewarded with another starting role.
  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    The Bafana Bafana captain is a key part of the Bucs defence and he has been undroppable thus far under coach Josef Zinnbauer. 
  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele


    The Pirates captain was one of the reasons why Bucs kept a clean sheet in midweek and he will be looking to lead his side to a win in Pietermaritzburg. 
  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The Randfontein-born player is the glue that keeps the Pirates midfield together and he will once again be key in the middle of the park. 
  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    The stylish midfielder could keep his place in the starting line-up and start alongside Motshwari in midfield. 
  8. ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The creative player is set to start against former team, Maritzburg and he has featured in all of Pirates' 12 league matches this term.
  9. LEFT FORWARD - Vincent Pule

    LEFT FORWARD - Vincent Pule

    The left-footed trickster has been struggling for form lately, but Zinnbauer is likely to keep his faith in Pule, who is Pirates' joint top scorer in the league with two goals. 
  10. RIGHT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch

    RIGHT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch

    The accomplished attacker remains one of the first names on the Bucs team sheet and he could be key to a win over Maritzburg.
  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    CENTRE FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    The Zimbabwe international is expected the lead the attack with Frank Mhango having picked up an injury ahead of the clash with the Team of Choice.