How Orlando Pirates could start against SuperSport United

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The Buccaneers will be away to Matsatsantsa in a PSL match on Wednesday. Goal predicts coach Josef Zinnbauer's possible starting XI

  1. GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori
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    GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    Ofori is set to return after being rested against Jwaneng Galaxy over the weekend and he will be looking to keep his fourth consecutive clean sheet. 
  2. RIGHT-BACK - Siphesihle Ndlovu
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    RIGHT-BACK - Siphesihle Ndlovu

    The 24-year-old is also expected to start after being rested against Galaxy and he has impressed in the right-back position. 
  3. LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam
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    LEFT-BACK - Bongani Sam

    Sam was one of Bucs' most outstanding players against Galaxy and he is likely to keep his place in the starting line-up. 
  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    Hlatshwayo is a permanent fixture in the Bucs starting line-up and he is one of the two players, who kept their places in the team over the weekend. 
  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele

    Jele will be looking to lead the Buccaneers to their fifth successive victory across all competitions. 

  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The midfield maestro, who is an ever-present for Bucs in the PSL, got a well-deserved rest against Galaxy on Sunday and he is set to return against SuperSport. 
  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Linda Mntambo
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Linda Mntambo

    Mntambo is in top form at the moment having netted in his last matches and he is unlikely to be dropped. 
  8. ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The 27-year-old playmaker has featured in all of Bucs' 17 matches in the league this term and he is the link between the midfield and attack. 
  9. LEFT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch
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    LEFT FORWARD - Thembinkosi Lorch

    The 2018/19 PSL Footballer of the Season was rested over the weekend after recovering from an injury and Zinnbauer is likely to unleash him against SuperSport. 
  10. RIGHT FORWARD - Deon Hotto
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    RIGHT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    Hotto is one of Pirates' most creative players having provided three assists in his last three competitive matches and Bucs will look to him for creativity. 
  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele
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    CENTRE FORWARD - Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele

    The AS Vita Club loanee flourished as a centre forward in Bucs' last two matches and he could be rewarded with another start.