Orlando Pirates will have a chance to go three points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership table when they host Black Leopards on Wednesday evening at Orlando Stadium.
Teams: Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards
Date: 10 April 2019
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Bucs are perched at the top of the table with 44 points after a late own goal by Keegan Ritchie gave them a scrappy 1-0 win over fellow title contenders Bidvest Wits last Saturday.The Soweto giants will have to re-shuffle their pack as Alfred Ndengane and Augustine Mulenga are serving a one-game suspension.
On the other hand, Lidoda Duvha are in danger of being dragged in to the relegation battle as their 3-1 defeat against Polokwane City on Sunday left them only one point ahead of the relegation play-off candidates. Dylan Kerr’s troops are currently placed 12th on the table with 25 points, just one point adrift of Chippa United, Baroka FC and Free State Stars who are all tied on 24 points.
In the first round league clash between the sides, the Buccaneers beat Leopards 2-1 in Limpopo, but Lidoda Duvha inflicted pain on Pirates by knocking them out of the Nedbank Cup in the first round this year in January.
Here’s how they line up:
Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 4. Jele, 33. Munetsi, 23. Maela, 28. Dube, 27. Motshwari, 14. Nyatama, 15. Qalinge, 11. Memela, 12. Shonga, 3. Lorch.
Subs: 16. Mabokgwane, 45. Pule, 44. Mabaso, 31. Gabuza, 8. Matlaba, 5. Makola, 2. Nyauza.
Leopards: To be confirmed.