Starting XI: Pirates v Polokwane
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City 20 January 2019
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Date: 20 January 2018
After toppling their nemesis, Mamelodi Sundowns, in a 3-1 victory last Saturday; Orlando Pirates will be looking to claim their third win in a row a week later when they host Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 20h15.
The Buccaneers have got 2018 off to a flying start, beating Baroka 3-1 before their win over Masandawana. As a result, they are now firmly back in the title race. However, in what has been an inconsistent season for them and many other Absa Premiership teams, they will be wary of the danger of losing momentum.
Rise and Shine have proved particularly dangerous when on form this season despite their own inconsistency.
Spearheaded by Absa Premiership top scorer Rodney Ramagalela, they have done a league double over Sundowns and knocked Pirates out of the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals.
Having finally found some goalscoring form of their own in what has been a largely barren campaign, Milutin Sredojević’s charges will be eager for revenge.
Here's how they line up:
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 23. Dube, 23. Maela, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 11. Memela, 24. Kutumela, 27. Shonga.
Polokwane: 1. Chigova, 5. Maponyane, 2. Semenya, 19. Ravhuhali, 4. Tshilo, 21. Seabi, 17. Ramagalela, 14. Manaka, 9. Chungwa, 8. Maluleke, 29. Musona.