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Starting XI: Leopards v Pirates, Milestone For Pule

DStv Premiership 

Teams: Black Leopards v Orlando Pirates

Date: 17 January 2021

Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Orlando Pirates are back in action at the Thohoyandou Stadium this afternoon to take on Black Leopards.

The match will get underway at 15h30.

Pirates got over their two-game winless run with a 3-0 thumping of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in midweek and will be looking build momentum to catch up with the title-chasing pack.

The Buccaneers welcome back defender Thulani Hlatshwayo who missed the win over TTM through suspension, while Vincent Pule makes his 100th appearances for the club.

On the other hand, Lidoda Duvha stretched their winless run to five matches after playing to a 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch just over a week ago.

Dylan Kerr's charges are rock bottom on the table, with six points although they have two games in hand and they could get out of the drop zone with victory over Pirates.

The Soweto giants completed a league double over Leopards last season, with a late own goal from Thabiso Mokoena handing Pirates a 1-0 win in this fixture last season.

Here's how they start:

Leopards: 22. K.Ndlovu, 27. Makobela, 39. Mashoene, 2. Gyimah, 29. Masia, 6. Mthethwa, 15. Maluleke, 16. Ramagalela, 19. Karuru, 18. Makgetlwa, 14. Kabwe.

Subs: 1. Mendes, 33. Khumalo, 5. Abuakar, 8. Onogogbu, 36. Thutlwa, 31. T.Ndlovu, 17. Hlongwane, 33. Anas, 26. Nthatheni

Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 14. Hlatshwayo, 5. Nyauza, 17. Jooste, 23. Maela, 6. Motshwari, 15. Makaringe, 3. Lorch, 11. Hotto, 45. Pule, M7. hango.

Subs: 40. Mpontshane, 27. Dzvukamanja, 32. Mntambo, 21. Zungu, 19. Sam, 18. Dlamini, 16. Monare, 8. Ndlovu, 4. Jele

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