Orlando Pirates will be looking to gain momentum in the DStv Premiership when they host relegation-threatened Baroka on Thursday evening at Orlando Stadium.
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC
Date: 02 December 2021
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Pirates were in CAF Confederation Cup action over the weekend, as they beat Liberian side LPRC Oilers 2-0 in the first leg of the group stage play-offs..
The Soweto giants are currently lying seventh on then log and could go up to third if they win by a margin of three goals.
The Buccaneers will welcome back Abel Mabaso from suspension after the utility player missed the 3-0 win over Stellenbosch last week.
In contrast, Bakgaga have not tasted victory in their last seven matches, which includes four losses in their last five outings.
Baroka re-appointed Kgoloko Thobejane as head coach, but he lost 3-2 to Golden Arrows over the weekend, as the Limpopo side dropped down to 15th on the log.
Bakgaga will be without striker Richard Mbulu due to suspension after he was sent off in the loss to Arrows.
NOTE: Kick-off for the encounter will now get underway at 20h00 due to ongoing service delivery protests in Soweto
Here's how they line up:
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 5. Nyauza, 49. Ndah, 26. Shandu, 29. Mako, 6. Motshwari, 15. Makaringe, 11. Hotto, 12. Makgaka, 32. Mntambo, 46. Peprah
Subs: 41. Sithole, 42. Radiopane, 38. Mngonyama, 27. Dzvukamanja, 23. Maela, 19. Sam, 18. Dlamini, 16. Monare, 9. Mabasa
Baroka: 30. Masuluke, 5. Makume, 11. Sithole, 33. Farmer, 12. Mgaga, 16. Dlala, 18. Shozi, 21. Masiya, 29. Bobete, 28. Monama, 27. Makgopa,
Subs: 1. Chipezeze, 4. Seema, 6. Sibiya, 7. Mokhabi, 8. Goldstone, 19. Chauke, 20. Nikitaridis, 23. Ngubane, 24. Ndlovu.