Orlando Pirates return back to DStv Premiership action this evening when they visit Marumo Gallants at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The Buccaneers will be looking to put their opening DStv Premiership performance behind them which saw them play out to a disappointing 2 – 2 draw against Stellenbosch FC.
Up next for Orlando Pirates is another tricky encounter against Marumo Gallants. The Limpopo based side who purchased Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila’s top flight status began their season with a 2 – 0 loss against Baroka FC.
Take a look at how both Marumo Gallants and Orlando Pirates lineup ahead of this evening’s crunch DStv Premiership encounter below.
MARUMO GALLANTS VS ORLANDO PIRATES: STARTING LINEUPS
Marumo Gallants XI: Arubi, Hlatshwayo, Ravhuhali, Nkili, Nonyane, Ngema, Ndlondlo, Dion, Mnyamane, Manaka, Mvelase.
Subs: Ndlovu, Otladisa, Matlakala, Khiba, Seanego, Nkosi, Malongoane, Mabotja, Monde.
Orlando Pirates XI: Ofori, Hlatshwayo, Jele, Shandu, Hotto, Mabaso, Mosele, Zungu, Pule, Dlamini, Mhango.
Subs: Mpontshane, Mthethwa, Dzvukamanja, Cwinyane, Tlolane, Sam, Makgaka, Ndlovu, Mabasa.
OUR SITUATION IS UNFORTUNATE – NCIKAZI
“I don’t think there’s a club with an unfortunate scenario like ours where you have a Ben Motshwari injured, you have a Monare injured and you have a Lorch injured. You have about 10 players out injured,’’ Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi said.
“You were preparing with them and now all of a sudden you have to change personnel and tactics. Wait until we have our full compliment of the team together. I think there’s more to come if we have everybody back.
“I think on last week Saturday Richard Ofori didn’t make mistakes. The second goal I wouldn’t blame him but it’s our defensive structure that allowed that cross to come in. I think Ofori is back, he performed well and put the previous performance behind him.”
MARUMO GALLANTS VS ORLANDO PIRATES: KICK-OFF TIME AND STREAMING INFO
Action at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this evening gets underway at 17:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL while you can also follow all of the live action on our LIVE BLOG which begins 30 minutes before kickoff.
Today’s clash between Orlando Pirates and Marumo Gallants can also be live streamed on Multichoice’s streaming platform DStv Now (Subscription required).