Orlando Pirates’ prominent supporter, Joyce ‘Mama Joy’ Chauke, has revealed the names of the two players whom she voted to feature in the Soweto Derby this weekend.
As Bucs have prepared to face Kaizer Chiefs in the 2017 edition of the pre-season Soweto Derby, ‘Mama Joy’ confirmed that she was looking forward to seeing Justice Chabalala and Abbubaker Mobara in the line-up.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma in edition 1033 of the newspaper, Chauke confirmed that Chabalala and Mobara are the two players she voted for the most, as well as Wayne Sandilands who has joined Bucs from Mamelodi Sundowns during this transfer window.
However, all three players have not made it into the starting line-up, which has been voted for by the fans as per competition rules.
“We have new players and some might leave, but I voted for Chabalala and Abbubaker Mobara the most. I also voted for Wayne Sandilands and we want to see what he is going to do this season. Our squad is good and we have our original black and white kit. There’s no more red. We mean business and we are back! Whoever comes our way, we will win and we are tired of getting six,” said Chauke.
As voted for by the fans, Bucs’ defence for the Chiefs game will feature Happy Jele and Ayanda Gcaba, among the stars for Kjell Jonevret’s team.
Pirates XI: Siyabonga Mpontshane, Thabo Matlaba, Happy Jele, Ayanda Gcaba, Patrick Phungwayo, Mpho Makola, Oupa Manyisa, Issa Sarr, Luvuyo Memela, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Tendai Ndoro.