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CAF Champions League

Teams: Esperance v Orlando Pirates

Date: 12 February 2019

Venue: Stade El Menzah

Click through the gallery to see the Pirates starting line-up.

Orlando Pirates make the trip to Stade El Menzah to face Esperance in a Group B CAF Champions League encounter this afternoon.

Read: Bucs Remain Top After Stalemate With African Champs

The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00 (South African time).

These two sides could not be seperated in the reverse fixture just over a week ago after playing to a goalless draw at Orlando Stadium.

The Buccaneers were action three days ago as they drew 1-1 with Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium.

On the other hand, Esperannce defeated Tataouine in a Ligue 1 encounter last week Thursday, giving them more time to prepare for the encounter.

Milutin Sredojevic's side head into the encounter top of Group B, although they are level on points with their Tunisian counterparts. 

The encounter will be played behind closed doors after  Esperance were punished by CAF after their fans attacked the Al Ahly team bus ahead of last year's CAF Champions League final November 9.

Here's how they line up:

Pirates: Sandilands, Jele, Ndengane, Mbekile, Maela, Mntambo, Motshwari, Mako, Pule, Lorch, Mulenga.

Subs: Mabokgwane, Munetsi, Nyatama, Mlambo, Mahachi, Shonga, Gabuza.

 

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