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Starting XI: AmaZulu v Pirates

Absa Premiership

Teams: AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates

Date: 23 January 2014

Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium

Orlando Pirates will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to the Moses Mabhida Stadium to take on AmaZulu on Thursday evening.

The Buccaneers are coming off a 2-1 loss to SuperSport United, which condemned them to their third loss in the ABSA Premiership this season.

Pirates are 11th in the league standings with 16 points from nine matches.

Roger De Sa's men are unbeaten on their travels this season, with two victories and a draw from three matches.

AmaZulu will look to start the new year on a good note, having ended 2013 with a disappointing 4-1 loss at home to defending champions Kaizer Chiefs.

Craig Rosslee's side are seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 15 matches.

Usuthu have only accumulated eight points from seven home matches this campaign.

AmaZulu have only managed to win six of their 25 home matches against the Soweto based outfit, while losing seven in the process.

AmaZulu will look complete a league double over the Buccaneers, having beaten Roger de Sa's side 1-0 earlier in the season, Former Pirates striker Bongani Ndulula scoring the winner for Usuthu.  

Here's how they line up:

AmaZulu: Aubrey Mathibe, Bongi Macala, Marc Van Heerden, Thamsanqa Teyise, Carlington Nyadombo, Ayanda Dlamini, Kulegani Madondo, Nhlanhla Shabalala, Nkosinathi Mthyane, Goodman Dlamini, Bongani Ndulula

Orlando Pirates: Senzo Meyiwa, Happy Jele, Thabo Matlaba, Luck Lekgwathi, Ayanda Gcaba, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Khethokwakhe Masuku, Aubrey Ngoma, Thandani Ntshumayelo, Kermit Erasmus

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