MTN8: How Orlando Pirates could line up against Kaizer Chiefs

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Josef Zinnbauer, Orlando Pirates, October 2020
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The Buccaneers will be eyeing nothing but a win against Amakhosi on Saturday. Goal selects coach Josef Zinnbauer's possible starting XI

  1. GOALKEEPER - Wayne Sandilands
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    GOALKEEPER - Wayne Sandilands

    The veteran shot-stopper was surprisingly dropped in the midweek draw against Stellenbosch FC, but he is most likely to start ahead of Richard Ofori due to his Soweto Derby experience.
  2. RIGHT-BACK - Ntsikelelo Nyauza
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    RIGHT-BACK - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    The versatile defender has secured a permanent place in the Pirates starting line-up since last season and he managed to score against Stellenbosch after being switched to right-back from central defence.
  3. LEFT-BACK - Innocent Maela
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    LEFT-BACK - Innocent Maela

    The Bafana Bafana international could get the nod ahead of fellow left-back Paseka Mako, who had a poor match against Stellies and he was substituted at half-time.
  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    The Bafana Bafana captain has walked straight into the Pirates starting line-up after joining Bucs from Bidvest Wits and coach Zinnbauer has confirmed that Hlatshwayo is the club's vice-captain.
  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Happy Jele

    The Pirates captain was a noticeable absentee from the team's starting line-ups against Cape Town City and AmaZulu FC, but he started in midweek and he is expected to lead Bucs on Saturday.
  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The 29-year-old midfield maestro remains Pirates' first-choice central midfielder under Zinnbauer. 
  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The box-to-box midfielder is another player who has become a permanent fixture in the Pirates starting line-up under the German tactician.
  8. ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Siphesihle Ndlovu
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Siphesihle Ndlovu

    The exciting midfielder picked up Man of the Match awards as Bucs defeated Cape Town City and AmaZulu, but he was benched against Stellies and he is most likely to return to the starting line-up this weekend.
  9. FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja
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    FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    The versatile attacker, who made a substitute appearance in midweek, could return to the starting team, having scored the only goal of the match as Pirates defeated Cape Town City in the MTN8 quarter-finals.
  10. FORWARD - Vincent Pule
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    FORWARD - Vincent Pule

    The skilful attacker remains one of Pirates' key players and a regular in the team having netted twice against Chiefs in competitive matches since 2018. 
  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Zakhele Lepasa
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    CENTRE FORWARD - Zakhele Lepasa

    The lanky striker, who replaced an injured Frank Mhango against Stellies, is expected to lead Pirates' attack against Chiefs with Tshegofatso Mabasa also out nursing an injury.