1. Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, October 2021
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    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    Mpontshane enjoyed a splendid game in the first leg in Brazzaville where Orlando Pirates and Diables Noirs drew 0-0.

    With Richard Ofori injured, Mpontshane has given Wayne Sandilands no opportunities of game time. 

  2. Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021
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    RIGHT-BACK - Olisa Ndah

    The Nigerian surprisingly played as a right-back in their midweek game against Maritzburg United.

    He never disappointed in that position so he is expected to continue at the right side of defence. 

  3. Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, January 2021
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    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    The diminutive player is a regular in this position and is set to make his seventh appearance in all competitions this season. 
  4. Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, October 2020
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    CENTRE-BACK - Happy Jele

    The Buccaneers captain has enjoyed an improved season unlike the last term where he was the subject of criticism.

  5. Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, October 2020
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    CENTRE-BACK - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    The experienced defender is expected to return after missing the midweek game against Maritzburg.

    In his absence, Bongani Sam was surprisingly deployed as a centre-back but Nyauza could partner Jele at the heart of defence. 

  6. Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, January 2021
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare

    Monare came on as a substitute on the hour mark in Brazzaville in what was his first game of the season.

    He then started against Maritzburg and gave a good account of himself for the whole 90 minutes.

  7. Abel Mabaso, Orlando Pirates, September 2021
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Abel Mabaso

    After sitting on the bench against the Team of Choice Mabaso's experience is needed in this Caf game.
  8. Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, November 2020
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    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Linda Mntambo

    The 32-year-old will be making his debut Confederation Cup game of the season after missing the trip to Brazzaville.

  9. Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, August 2021
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    RIGHT FORWARD - Bandile Shandu

    The ex-Maritzburg United star started in the away leg and was also in the line-up against his former side.

    He is yet to score this season but has established himself as a regular in his maiden term with the Soweto giants.

  10. Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, November 2020
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    LEFT FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    The Zimbabwean attacker missed the trip to Congo Brazzaville but returned in Pirates' last game.

    After struggling for game time under former coach Josef Zinnbauer, Dzvukamanja has become a regular in the new technical team set-up. 

  11. Tshegofatso Mabasa of Orlando Pirates, September 2021
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    CENTRE-FORWARD - Tshegofatso Mabasa

    He did not feature in the away fixture against Diables Noirs because of fitness issues.

    Then he was back against Maritzburg only to fire blanks and would be keen to pick himself up on Sunday.