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DStv Premiership 

Teams: Maritzburg United v Orlando Pirates

Date: 23 January 2021

Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium

Orlando Pirates will be looking to get out of their mini-slump when they visit Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership on Saturday evening at Harry Gwala Stadium.

The match will get underway at 17h00.

Pirates are starting to lose ground on the title-chasing pack after dropping points in their last two matches, with a 2-0 loss to Black Leopards last weekend followed by a goalless draw with Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

As a consequence, Josef Zinnbauer's charges dropped down to sixth on the log and they are now starting to look over their shoulder, with rivals Kaizer Chiefs just two points behind.

Maritzburg, on the other hand, have a relegation fight on their hands as a four-game unbeaten run was not enough to put some daylight between themselves and the relegation-threatened sides.

That four-game unbeaten streak by the Team of Choice came to an end over the weekend as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to TS Galaxy.

Pirates took four points from Maritzburg last season after edging the second-round clash 1-0 in the bio-bubble, following a goalless stalemate at Orlando Stadium.

Here's how they line up:

Maritzburg: 30. Mpandle, 16. Daniels, 12. Modise, 5. Morgan, 7. Meza, 23. Ismail, 25. De Reuck, 45. Mngonyama, 8. Buchanan, 6. Graham, 19. Moseamadi.

Subs: 27. Barr, 4. Allie, 17. Claasen, 10. Kutumela, 21. Hlongwane, 3. Sanoka, 28. Hlubi, 26. Shandu, 11. Tlolane

Pirates: 31. Ofori, 14. Hlatshwayo, 4. Jele, 23. Maela, 34. Tshobeni, 15. Makaringe, 16. Monare, 45. Pule, 19. Sam, 11. Hotto, 3. Lorch

Subs: 30. Sandilands, 37. Mundele, 27. Dzvukumanja, 36. Sesane, 21. Zungu, 18. Dlamini, 17. Jooste, 8. Ndlovu, 6. Motshwari.

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