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01 Baroka FC
11
4
6
1
5
18
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11
3
7
1
3
16
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10
5
1
4
2
16
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10
4
4
2
1
16
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8
5
0
3
5
15
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Starting XI: Pirates v Ajax

Absa Premiership Starting XI: Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town 12 September 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 12, 2017 06:01 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town 
 
Date: 12 September 2017
 
Venue: Orlando Stadium
 
The ABSA returns to action and sees a rejuvenated Orlando Pirates side take on Stanley Menzo’s Ajax Cape Town in Orlando.

After a two-week break due to international break and local cup action this past weekend, both Pirates and Ajax will be raring to get their campaigns back on track.

Milutin Sredojevic’s troops come into the match having had a relatively good start to the campaign. The men from Orlando played yet another draw against their bogie team Baroka FC before claiming all three points against the Chilli Boys before the break.

Their visitors from Cape Town started the campaign on a more sluggish note and find themselves with just one point in the first two games.

Their trip to Orlando Stadium presents the Urban Warriors with an opportunity to get their campaign underway and earn their first three points of the season and will most likely come out to play to ensure they do not fall too far off the pacesetters in the early stages of the season.

The hosts will be giving nothing away as they too will be looking to get their title charge going with early positive momentum and three points in this match will be vital in their quest for ABSA Premiership glory. 

 
Here's how they line up:

Pirates: 40. Sandilands, 4. Jele, 34. Nyauza, 21. Maela, 11. Matlaba, 28. Dube, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 15. Qalinge, 12. Morrison, 31. Gabuza.
 
Ajax: 1. Petersen, 12. Isaacs, 13. Nhlapo, 30. Booysen, 5. Lebusa, 29. Malepe, 18. Mdabuka, 8. Margeman, 7. Mosadi, 31. Makua, 11. Morris.
 


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Moven1 Joined: 10 Sep 2017
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Moven1 Sep 13, 2017 08:19 PM
This season is interesting
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Danko Joined: 17 Jun 2015
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Danko Sep 13, 2017 01:30 PM
SOMETHING IS COMING AT BUCSLONA BUT SLOWLY
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Mondli hates qhabanga Sep 13, 2017 12:34 PM
As long as y'all gonna defeat chimpanzees i'll be extremely excited #MigthyBucsIremain
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LukzBucz Sep 13, 2017 12:20 PM
@majenz Pirates got very gud playaz wth lots of pace bt th previous coaches misused them..Mokoena z doing commendable job in tht Bucz bench at th moment..looks lyk evrythng z finally comng togethr bt tz still too early to tell whether w mean business o tz jst e false dawn
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show_time65 Sep 13, 2017 11:59 AM
Good results
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majenz Sep 13, 2017 11:27 AM
Told y'all this Morrison guy could become our hope, #upthebucs
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daddy366 Sep 13, 2017 11:13 AM
27 games to go..already some fools are spinning wheelchair
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Unicorn Sep 13, 2017 10:28 AM
@kzorog for real bra Morrison needs game time watch him he will win us games
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frankisto Sep 13, 2017 10:25 AM
They said ladies first let's wait and see after 5 games
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frankisto Sep 13, 2017 10:24 AM
Oryt ke
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kzorog Sep 13, 2017 10:22 AM
Idiots were against dis guy
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kzorog Sep 13, 2017 10:14 AM
Ukudliwa i pirates kusho ibhadi....ajax is going down down down to nfd
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llumadi Sep 13, 2017 10:10 AM
Eish we nearly send this guy away
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Phiweh123 Sep 13, 2017 09:56 AM
Bt if we keep playing like we do yesterday team's like sundown supersport n cape town city will kill us.sisu sethu besfile n we don't have a striker
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sir Percy Sep 13, 2017 09:45 AM
Let them find their feet,because a bunch of goals is looming.we don't want to see that embarrassing 6-0 drubbing
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OnceandAlways Sep 13, 2017 09:43 AM
Credit to the team and the technical team, the boys played really well last night. Morrison is definitely a player to lookout for this season. I think the Mokoena factor is starting to be apparent in the way we play. I still think that the technical team needs to give Justice Chabalala a run, the boy is a solid defender. The other player that needs to be a part of that starting eleven is Thabiso Kutumela. Maela is proving to be a very valuable part of that squad with an equally good replacement in Marc Van Heerden. Sandilands inspires confidence in that defence, otherwise a great improvement from the way we were playing from last season
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Sep 13, 2017 09:40 AM
Morrison has finally scored his first goal in the 3rd season. I think Kompela will also win his first trophy this season since Morrison has managed to cleanse his curse.
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ZunguSox Sep 13, 2017 09:30 AM
Dankie Jujuz, mara we need to score more goals maaaaan!
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Schakos Sep 13, 2017 09:24 AM
Kwawina iPirates kwavuka abantu kwabafileyo.They have this tendency of hiding when the chips are down only to resurface when things are on a high.
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Flash Mabuza Sep 13, 2017 09:17 AM
3 points in the bag , but we played in patches , i worry that against the bigger and better sides we might get exposed , pairing jele and nyauza in the heart of defence agains a brockie or tau hmmmmm, asazi anyway it was an okay performance

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