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Absa Premiership

 

Teams: Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic

 

Date: 5 March 2019

 

Venue: Orlando Stadium

 

Orlando Pirates are on the hunt for a third successive Absa Premiership win as they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium this evening.

 

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Pirates claimed a second victory on the bounce when they defeated Golden Arrows 1-0 in Claremont last Saturday, with Justin Shonga scoring a fine goal to secure the three points.

 

The Buccaneers could go to the top of the log tonight, depending on the result of a concurrent game at Athlone Stadium between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns.

 

Celtic, meanwhile, have gone three league matches without a win, though their last result was a respectable 0-0 draw away to title-chasing Mamelodi Sundowns this past weekend.

 

When the teams met earlier this season, at the Free State Stadium in August 2018, Celtic claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to an early goal from Bongani Sam.

 

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Here’s how they line up:

 

Pirates: Sandilands, Jele, Ndengane, Maela, Mabaso, Nyatama, Pule, Mahachi, Lorch, Shonga, Mulenga

 

Subs: Mabokgwane, Da Silva, Mlambo, Mahlonoko, Qalinge, Memela, Gabuza

 

Celtic: Tignyemb, Sam, Mahashe, Rikhotso, Mabena, Tani, Maema, Mashikinya, Masuku, Phalane, Baloyi.

 

Subs: Dambe, Mabasa, Pfumbidzai, Potsane, Kobedi, Dlamini, Letsoalo.

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