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DStv Premiership

Teams: Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards

Date: 06 May 2021

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates will be aiming to bounce back in the DStv Premiership when they host Black Leopards on Thursday evening.

The match will get underway at 17h00.

Pirates' chances of finishing in the top three were dented after a heavy 3-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday, which was their second loss in their last five league matches.

Josef Zinnbauer's charges sit fifth on the log with two games in hand and could leapfrog fourth-placed Swallows if they get back to winning ways.

On the other hand, Leopards revived survival hopes after claiming a  2-1 victory over rivals Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, ending a nine-match winless run in the process

Lidoda Duvha languish at the bottom of the log with 18 points, six points behind the relegation play-off spot held by Chippa United.

Pirates will be looking to turn the tables after losing 2-0 to Leopards in the first round clash at Thohoyandou Stadium.

Here's how they line up:

Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 14. Hlatshwayo, 23. Maela, 17. Jooste, 19. Sam, 44. Mabaso, 8. Ndlovu, 21. Zungu, 11. Hotto, 18. Dlamini, 9. Mabasa

Subs: 41. Sithole, 34. Sesane, 32. Mntambo, 29. Mako, 26. Muwowo, 12. Makgaka, 6. Motshwari, 7. Mhango, 2. Monyane

Leopards: 30. Mendes, 43. Sampson, 32. Mashoene, 29. Masia, 2. Gyimah, 18. Makgetlwa, 6. Mthethwa, 16. Ramagalela, 37. Mathenjwa, 19. Karuru, 14. Kabwe.

Subs: 32. Muleka, 28. Matsimbi, 33. Khumalo, 25. Mokoena, 5. Abubakar, 4. Khutlang, 31. Ndlovu, 24. Douhadji, 30. Anas.

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