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Nedbank Cup

Teams: Maritzburg United v Orlando Pirates

Date: 27 February 2021

Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium

Orlando Pirates will be looking to carry their momentum into the Nedbank Cup last 16 when they tackle Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium.

The match will get underway 18h00.

Pirates have been inconsistent in the league but are doing well in cup competitions, having won the MTN8 early this season while they also recently booked their spot in the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Josef Zinnbauer's edged GladAfrica Championship side Uthongathi 1-0 in the last 32 and are on a quest to win the Nedbank Cup for the first times since 2014.

In contrast, the Team of Choice will be looking for a confidence booster, as they have lost four games in a row after going down 1-0 against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila two weeks ago.

Ernst Middendorp's troops got to this stage of the competition after edging second-tier side Sekhukhune United 2-1 in the round of 32.

The sides have met once in the league so far this season, with Pirates edging the tie 1-0 towards the end of January..

Here's how they line up:

Maritzburg:  31. Engelhardt, 45. Mngonyama, 16. Daniels, 25. Ismail, 11. Tlolane, 6. Graham, 24. Bhengu, 29. Carnell, 28. Hlubi, 21. Hlongwane, 10. Kutumela.

Subs: 30. Mpandle, 26. Shandu, 35. Zuma, 12. Modise, 7. Meza, Buthelezi, Sifama, 19. Hachi.

Pirates: 31. Ofori, 14. Hlatshwayo, 4. Jele, 8. Ndlovu, 29. Mako, 6. Motshwari, 16. Monare, 32. Mntambo, 15. Makaringe, 45. Pule, 11. Hotto.

Subs: 30. Sandilands, 39. Mundele, 34. Tshobeni, 29. Muwowo, 23. Maela, 21. Zungu, 19. Sam, 18. Dlamini, 5. Nyauza.

Check out how Pirates have assembled their strong squad for the 2020/21 season 

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