Register Login Scores

Starting XIs and Previews

Starting XI: Celtic v Pirates

DStv Premiership

Teams: Bloemfontein Celtic v Orlando Pirates

Date: 04 November 2020

Venue: Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium

Orlando Pirates go in search of their first DStv Premiership win away to Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening.

The Buccaneers come into the clash on good spirits after thrashing Kaizer Chiefs in their MTN8 semi-final on Saturday.

After starting the league campaign with back-to-back draws, Pirates will be without head coach Josef Zinnbauer who returned to Germany for a family emergency.

Celtic, meanwhile, have not tasted victory since beating Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-finals last month.

The Free State outfit suffered defeat to Swallows FC in their last league outing after starting the campaign with a draw at Golden Arrows.

Here's how they line up:

Celtic: 31. Chaine, 22. Rikhotso, 33. Chabalala, 24. Lingwati, 20. De Jongh, 6. Smith, 13. Luthuli, 19. Matjila, 12. Maema, 11. Potsane, 9. Sera.

Subs: 1. Phafoli, 2. Tani, 42. Ncobeni, 17. Mofokeng, 5. Kobedi, 25. Ndwandwe, 36. Nyamande, 7. Mangweni, 27. Tchilimbou.

Pirates: 31. Ofori, 5. Jele, 4. Nyauza, 17. Jooste, 23. Maela, 6. Motshwari, 16. Monare, 45. Pule, 3. Lorch, 27. Dzvukumanja, 25. Lepasa.

Subs: 40. Mpontshane, 44. Mabaso, 32 Mntambo, 29. Mako, 18. Dlamini, 15. Makaringe, 12. Makgaka, 11. Hotto, Ndlovu.

48 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

18 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

116 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Beckham Fires Coach, Wants Former Man Utd Teammate

3 Jan 08, 2021 11:23 AM in World News

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

138 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More Confirmed January Transfers

2 Jan 15, 2021 08:15 PM in International Transfers

Official: Man Utd Confirm Second January Exit

1 Jan 13, 2021 05:37 PM in English Premier League

Messi Named World’s Greatest Playmaker Of The Decade, CR7 Not In Top 10

23 Jan 12, 2021 01:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

‘Chiefs Genius’ Headlines Rama’s Dream Team

28 Jan 15, 2021 02:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pep Praises Brighton & Tau

7 Jan 15, 2021 10:31 AM in English Premier League

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates