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Predicting Orlando Pirates' XI to face Baroka FC

19:49 SAST 2021/12/01
Goodman Mosele of Orlando Pirates celebrates goal with teammates.
The Buccaneers will welcome Bakgaka Ba Mphahlele in a PSL encounter at Orlando Stadium on Thursday

GOAL takes a look at Bucs' potential starting line-up as they look to make it three successive wins across all competitions.

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mpontshane

    The experienced shot-stopper was Pirates' standout player in their win over LPRC Oilers of Liberia on Sunday night.

    Mpontshane will be determined to make it three consecutive clean sheets when he faces Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele.

  • Abel Mabaso, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    RIGHT-BACK - Abel Mabaso

    The versatile player missed Pirates' last league game which was against Stellenbosch FC due to a one-match suspension on November 24.

    Mabaso made his return to the starting line-up against the Oilers and he is most likely to keep his place in the team.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    The hard-working full-back has become of one Pirates' players, who seem to be undroppable.

    Mako looks set to make his 11th appearance of the season in the league when he faces a team from his home province of Limpopo.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Olisah Ndah

    The dreadlocked defender is set to make his return to the starting line-up after missing the game against the Oilers.

    Ndah, who has become a key defender for the Buccaneers, was unable to feature against the Oilers as he is not part of the Bucs squad registered in the Caf Confederation Cup.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    The former Platinum Stars defender has been impressive since he returned to the starting line-up having helped the team keep three successive clean sheets.

    Nyauza, who captains Bucs in the absence of Happy Jele and Thulani Hlatshwayo, will be looking to lead the Buccaneers to their second successive win in the league.

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    The 2016/17 PSL title-winning midfielder is one of the reasons why Pirates have won their last two competitive games.

    Motshwari will be eager to stamp his authority on the mddle of the park once again and dominate the midfield battle.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Fortune Makaringe

    The stylish midfielder is slowly regaining the form which saw him become a regular at Pirates.

    Makaringe was influential in Bucs' win over the Oilers and he will be hoping to produce a similiar performance against Baroka.

  • Collins Makgaka, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Collins Makgaka

    The 25-year-old player was one of the Buccaneers' best players during their last league win which was against Stellenbosch.

    Makgaka will be eager to haunt his former side by playing an instrumental role in helping the Soweto giants overcome Baroka.

  • Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    RIGHT FORWARD - Linda Mntambo

    The lanky attacker has scored three goals in five league games this term which is proving to be his breakthrough season at Bucs.

    Two of his goals were scored at Orlando Stadium and he will be confident of adding to his tally at the Mecca of South African football.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    The versatile attacker produced a Man of the Match performance in Bucs' win over Stellies as he grabbed a brace and an assist.

    If Hotto replicates the same form against Baroka, Pirates will stand a good chance of winning the game.

  • Tshegofatso Mabasa of Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    CENTRE FORWARD - Tshegofatso Mabsa

    The former Bloemfontein Celtic hitman marked his return to the starting line-up with a goal against the Oilers.

    Mabasa will now be keen to end his six-match goal drought in the PSL when he faces Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele.