Teams: Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City
Date: 09 February 2021
Venue: Orlando Stadium
In-form Cape Town City will have a chance to leapfrog Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership table when two side lock horns on Tuesday evening.
The match will get underway at 17h00.
Pirates missed the chance to move level on points with Swallows and SuperSport United after suffering a 2-0 loss to Golden Arrows last Tuesday.
The Buccaneers redeemed themselves in the Nedbank Cup this weekend, progressing to the last 16 after edging Uthongathi 1-0 on Saturday.
On the other hand, the Citizens extended their unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions after thrashing Bloemfontein Celtic 4-0 in the Nedbank Cup last 32 on Saturday.
Jan Olde Riekerink’s charges won back-to-back league matches before they were held to a 1-1 draw by Baroka just over a week ago and will have a chance to leapfrog Pirates and fourth-placed Golden Arrows on the log.
The first-round meeting between the sides produced four goals after they played to a 2-2 draw in December last year in Stellenbosch.
Here’s how they line up:
Pirates: 31. Ofori, 4. Jele, 14. Hlatshwayo, 8. Ndlovu, 29. Mako, 6. Motshwari, 16. Monare, 15. Makaringe, 45. Pule, 11. Hotto, 3. Lorch
Subs: Mpontshane, 39. Mundele, 27. Dzvukamanja, 36. Sesane, 34. Tshobeni, 32. Mntambo, 23. Maela, 19. Sam, 18. Dlamini.
City: 1. Leeuwenburgh, 30. Martin, 12. Fielies, 15. Cupido, 14. Mashego, 21. Mokeke, 26. Nodada, 28. Mdantsane, 11. Ralani, 23. Lakay, 20. Morris.
Subs: 41. Anderson, 2. Mkhize, 29. Roberts, 29. Shonga, 8. Makola, 7. Zulu, 3. Mobara, 27. Potouridis.
Check out how Pirates have assembled their strong squad for the 2020/21 season