Starting XI: Chippa v Pirates
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Chippa United v Orlando Pirates, 25 February 2018
Teams: Chippa United v Orlando Pirates
Date: 25 February 2018
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Orlando Pirates will look to continue with their winning run when they travel to Chippa United for an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
Pirates claimed a fourth win from their last six league matches when they defeated Maritzburg United 2-1 at home on February 4. The Soweto giants have picked up 13 points from the last 18 up for grabs to move strongly up the table.
Chippa, on the other hand, were held 0-0 away to Baroka FC on February 17, their fifth successive draw (and a sixth game unbeaten in their current run). The Eastern Cape side has recorded 12 draws from their 21 league matches this season.
In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Pirates have met in nine league matches since 2012/13. The Buccaneers have claimed five wins compared to three for the Chilli Boys, while just one game has been drawn.
When the teams met earlier this season, Pirates claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Thamsanqa Gabuza.
Here is how they line up.
Chippa: 29. Mhlongo, 22. Modisane, 5. Konqobe, 2. Okwuosa, 7. Mako, 21. Rakhale, 27. Mabaso, 20. Mdlinzo, 11. Mayambela, 10. Mbenyane, 17. Machupa.
Subs: 1. Akpeyi, 47. Nsabiyumva, 43. Mashego, 37. Seanego, 40. Manqele, 33. Maholo, 6. Sali.
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 4. Jele, 34. Nyauza, 28. Dube, 23. Maela, 33. Munetsi, 14. Nyatama, 11. Memela, 3. Lorch, 12. Morrison, 27. Shonga.
Subs: 40. Mponthsane, 8. Matlaba, 37. Mlambo, 18. Sarr, 15. Qalinge, 31. Gabuza, 20. Foster.