Starting XI: Polokwane v Pirates
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates 30 September 2017
Teams: Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates
Date: 30 September 2017
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates will be looking to recover from their respective 1-0 losses in their previous matches when they meet at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Rise and Shine would have felt hard done by after they controversially lost out to Cape Town City last week in Cape Town. Bernard Molekwa was left fuming after a succession of poor refereeing decisions tainted what was a good game of football and eventually led to his side’s defeat.
Orlando Pirates suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of defending champions Bidvest Wits which dented their good start to the season. The Buccaneers currently sit third on the log and will be looking to keep up with the early pace setters.
Their opponents on the other hand occupy the second from the bottom spot and are facing a significantly tough period thus far.
With four losses in six games, Rise and Shine are presented with an opportunity to kick start their season and get points on the board.
Another loss at home to Orlando Pirates will increase the pressure that the team is already under while Pirates will be looking to compound their opponents’ misery.
Here's how they line up:
Polokwane: 23 Chigova, 2 Semenya, Maponyane, 23 Ravhuhali, 4 Tshilo, 21 Seabi, 20 Phiri, 19 Ndou, 8 Maluleke, 10 Tlolane, 17 Ramagalela
Pirates: 30 Sandilands, 4 Jele, 34 Nyauza, 23 Maela, 28 Dube, 45 Mobara, 14 Nyatama, 15 Qalinge, 3 Lorch, 5 Makola, 9 Gabuza