Orlando Pirates are looking for a third straight Absa Premiership win with Highlands Park visiting in Soweto.
Coach Jozef Zinnbauer is without a suspended Vincent Pule and has surprisingly dropped Innocent Maela. Midfield and attack remains largely unchanged with the likes of Ben Motshwari, Fortune Makaringe and Gabadinho Mhango looking like the new coach’s sure regulars.
A win for Bucs will keep the team on fifth position but of course less points behind the likes of SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
Visiting coach Owen Da Gama has given Reneilwe Letsholonyane a rare start in midfield - while former Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro misses the matchday squad.
Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 19. Sam, 4. Jele, 5. Nyauza, 29. Mako, 6. Motshwari, 15. Makaringe, 44. Mabaso, 11. Memela, 7. Mhango, 3. Lorch.
Subs: 1. Delle, 27. Ndengane, 32. Mntambo, 21. Monyane, 28. Dube, 18. Dlamini, 16. Mabasa.
Highlands: 1. Peters, 10. Mokoena, 21. Mbhele, 5 Fransman, 2. Mzava, 43. Mbatha, 20. Ramoraka, 6. Letsholonyane, 38. Shalulile, 14. Mvala, 13. Ramagalela.
Subs: Kapini, 25. T. Mbatha, 34. Motsepe, 12. Mogaila, 27. Jooste, 15. Msane, 8. Mbunjana.
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