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Starting XI: Esperance v Pirates

CAF Champions League Semi-Final

Teams: Esperance v Pirates

Date: 19 October 2013

Venue: Stade Olympique d'El Menzah

Orlando Pirates face their biggest game of the season on Saturday as they travel to Tunisia to face Esperance in the CAF Champions League semi-final second-leg.

The Sea Robbers have already achieved a significant feat in the African competition - becoming one of the top four club side's on the continent by reaching this stage.

Roger De Sa's men will not be ready to stop just yet though - they will want to be one of the final two to battle it out for the trophy.

To achieve that, Pirates will need a score draw or a win following their goalless stalemate at the Orlando Stadium in the first-leg.

Read: Bucs Held By Esperance

It will be far from easy though, with the Tunisian giants boasting significant experience at this stage of the competition.

Soccer-Laduma reported De Sa's chosen starting XI yesterday and the coach has stuck with that choice.

Ayanda Gcaba partners Rooi Mahamutsa at the back while Lennox Bacela will be upfront in search of goals.

This is how they line up:

Esperance: Moez Bin Sharifa, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Khalil Chemmam, Samah Derbali, Mohamed Ben Mansour, Harrison Afful, Hocine Ragued, Karim Aouadhi, Youssef Belaili, Yannick N'Djeng, Ossama Darragi.

Pirates: Senzo Meyiwa, Happy Jele, Rooi Mahamutsa, Ayanda Gcaba, Thabo Matlaba, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Tlou Segolela, Daine Klate, Sifiso Myeni, Lennox Bacela.

Read: Expected Bucs XI Against Esperance

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