Starting XI: Pirates v Chiefs
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs 03 March 2018
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs
Date: 03 March 2018
Venue: FNB Stadium
Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will renew their rivalry in the Soweto derby this afternoon at the FNB Stadium.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
Happy days are now upon the Buccaneers as they enter the Soweto derby having thrashed Chippa United 4-2 last weekend, with Justin Shonga netting a brace on the day.
The expectations will be high as they currently sit second on the log with 36 points from 22 matches, seven points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who beat AmaZulu 3-1 on Friday evening.
On the other hand, Steve Komphela is still under immense pressure to deliver his first title at Chiefs and the onus is on his charges to go all out in attack to close the gap on Sundowns.
The arrivals of new signings Leonardo Castro and Siphelele Ntshangase in the January transfer window have boosted their ranks but they are far from convincing as their 0-0 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic last weekend was their 11th stalemate of the season.
The Naturena-based side sit third on log with 35 points from 22 matches, eight points behind the Brazilians.
Chiefs: 32. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 2. Mphahlele, 30. Ngezana, 22. Zulu, 23. Molangoane, 31. Katsande, 38. Meyiwa, 14. Tshabalala, 29, Moon, 8. Castro.