Starting XI: Pirates v Wits
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits
Date: 15 August 2018
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Orlando Pirates will be looking to halt Bidvest Wits's impressive start to the Absa Premiership season at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.
The Buccaneers will be shifting their focus back to the league after they were knocked out of the MTN8 quarter-finals by SuperSport United over the weekend, losing 4-3 on penalties.
The Soweto giants got their first three points of the season last Wednesday after beating Chippa United 1-0 in Port Elizabeth. They are now fifth on the standings with four points from two matches.
On the other hand, Gavin Hunt’s troops have had an impressive start to their league campaign so far.
The Braamfontein outfit dispatched Free State Stars 3-0 in their opening match and followed it up with another impressive 3-1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs last Tuesday.
As a result, the Clever Boys top the standings with six points from two matches.
When the two teams met last season in the league, Wits won 1-0 in the first round encounter, before Gavin Hunt's men suffered a 4-0 loss in the reverse fixture.
Here's how they line up:
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 23. Maela, 35. Thopola, 14. Nyatama, 20. Mlambo, 27. Motshwari, 45. Pule, 12. Shonga, 17. Mulenga.
Subs: 16, Mabokgwane, 24. Nyauza, 29. Mako, 3. Lorch, 32. Mntambo, 5. Makola, 31. Gabuza.
Wits: 16. Keet, 3. Hlatshwayo, 6. Johannes, 8. Monare, 11. Hotto, 13. Hlanti, 15. Mkhwanazi, 17. Alexander, 24. Motupa, 28. Macuphu, 37. Dzvukamanja.
Subs: 1. Mhlongo, 2. Mere, 5. Weidlich, 7. Pelembe, 9. Murray, 21. Domingo, 41. Majoro.