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Starting XI: AmaZulu v Pirates

Absa Premiership
 
Teams: AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates
 
Date: 15 April 2018
 
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
 
Orlando Pirates will look to get their Absa Premiership title challenge back on track when they take on AmaZulu this afternoon.
 
 
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.
 
The Buccaneers' title hopes took a slight dent on Wednesday after they drew 0-0 with SuperSport United.
 
Following Mamelodi Sundowns' win over Bidvest Wits, Pirates find themselves six points behind the Brazilians.
 
AmaZulu come into this match unbeaten in the last three matches, which includes two draws and a win.
 
 
In head-to-head statistics, the two sides have met on 19 occasions, with Pirates boasting six wins compared Usuthu's three, while 10 matches have ended in draws.
 
Here's how they line up:
 
AmaZulu: 28. Mbatha, 24. Sikhakhane, 29. Mabiliso, 17. Gumede, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 6. Ncube, 14. Mnguni, 10. Nomvethe, 9. Cele, 23. Karuru, 2. Khenyeza. 
 
Subs: 1. Murambadoro, 27. Nyongo, 25. Gumede, 32. Lumkwana, 8. Ncobeni 4. Morton, Manzini.
 
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 24. Thopola, 23. Maela, 14. Nyatama, 37. Mlambo, 5. Makola, 11. Memela, 3. Lorch, 27. Shonga.
 
Subs: 30. Sandilands, 39.Maphanga, 33. Munetsi, 45. Mobara, 15. Qalinge, 31. Gabuza, 42. Mulenga.
 

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