Orlando Pirates

How Orlando Pirates could start against Stellenbosch

18:34 SAST 2021/05/10
Orlando Pirates celebrate Mhango Lorch
The Soweto giants travel to the Western Cape as their top-three bid continues. Goal predicts how they could line up on Tuesday

  • Wayne Sandilands, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Wayne Sandilands

    The experienced goalkeeper will be hoping to keep another clean sheet after avoiding being breached in their last match against Black Leopards.
  • Wayde Jooste, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    RIGHT-BACK - Wayde Jooste

    After delivering a Man-of-the-Match performance against Black Leopards, Jooste could be rewarded by being included in the starting line-up.
  • Bongani Sam Orlando Pirates

    LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam

    He had a flawless performance in their last match in which he presented his case that he deserves to start ahead of Paseka Mako.

    He faces a potential torrid afternoon against Stellenbosch winger Dean van Rooyen.

  • Thulani Hlatshwayo

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    He appears to have put behind him a difficult spell of form when he marshalled Pirates' defence well in their last match.
  • CENTRAL DEFENDER - Innocent Maela

    Since returning from injury, Maela has proved reliable and will be making his 16th league appearance this season.
  • Abel Mabaso, Orlando Pirates, April 2021


    Ben Motshwari was never missed against Leopards in what could give coach Josef Zinnbauer reason to continue with Mabaso as an anchorman.
  • Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, February 2021


    The 24-year-old has recently established himself as a regular starter and could be an easy choice for this position on Tuesday.

  • Siphesihle Ndlovu, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Siphesihle Ndlovu

    He has been a regular with 17 appearances and 11 starts, while also contributing two goals in this league campaign.
  • Deon Hotto of Orlando Pirates, October, 2020

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Deon Hotto

    The Namibian has featured in all Pirates 25 league games this season.

    He provided an assist in their last match and would want to make his fifth league supply of the season or even score his fifth goal of the campaign. 

  • Tshegofatso Mabasa, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Tshegofatso Mabasa

    He grabbed a brace in Pirates' game against Leopards to take his league tally to five goals. 

    Mabasa seems likely to start as he has been handed the responsibility of leading the Buccaneers attack of late.

  • Frank Mhango, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Frank Mhango

    The Malawi international came on as a substitute and grabbed Pirates' third goal against Leopards.

    That could make Zinnbauer start him amid criticism of benching Mhango.