The PSL have released the list of players registered by the respective clubs for the 2013/14 Absa Premiership season.
With Bucs' involvement in both the CAF Champions League and domestic football, head coach Roger de Sa has opted to bolster his strike force following the departure of Benni McCarthy and Takesure Chinyama.
Kermit Erasmus, Lennox Bacela and Thamsanqa Gabuza have all been brought in to ensure Bucs' strikeforce is strong enough to compete across all competitions.
Soccer-Laduma takes a look at the Orlando Pirates 2013/14 season squad:
Players in: Thamsanqa Gabuza, Lennox Bacela, Kermit Erasmus, Fatau Dauda, Beranger Itoua
Players out: Benni McCarthy (retired), Mark Mayambela (Black Aces), Ruben Cloete (Maritzburg United), Takesure Chinyama (Platinum Stars), Moeneeb Josephs (Wits), Robyn Johannes (Maritzburg United), Rudolf Bester (loan)
The full squad as per the PSL registration, released by the league:
Goalkeepers: Senzo Meyiwa, Brighton Mhlongo = 2
Defenders: Lucky Lekgwhati, Siyabonga Sangweni, Happy Jele, Thabo Matlaba, Rooi Mahamutsa, Ayanda Gcaba, Patrick Phungwayo, Bheki Nzunga = 8
Midfielders: Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Daine Klate, Lehlogonolo Masalesa, William Twala, Khethokwake Masuku, Mpho Makola, Sifiso Myeni, Thandani Ntshumayelo, Tlou Segolela, Jacky Motshegwa, Manti Moholo, Aubrey Ngoma, Seanego Masalaelo, Joseph Molongoane = 15
Strikers: Lennox Bacela, Kermit Erasmus, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Ndumiso Mabena, Collins Mbesuma, Thulasizwe Mbuyane = 6
Total = 31
Captain: Lucky Lekgwathi
Head Coach: Roger de Sa
Assistant coach: Eric Tinkler & Tebogo Moloi