Orlando Pirates have an Absa Premiership trip to Baroka FC this afternoon - and Thembinkosi Lorch has remained in Johannesburg.
Bucs are unbeaten in the last three trips to Polokwane with two draws and a win. Overall form guide shows Rhulani Mokwena’s side with only one win in the last four games. Yet a win could lift Pirates to fifth place.
With Lorch out suspended, many eyes will therefore be on the Pirates frontline. Who will step in the star number 10’s shoes come 15:30?
Not many changes are expected in defence and midfield, a fairly new pattern for the ever fickle Bucs team. Mokwena seems to have settled on a 4-3-3 set-up that sparked to life in the Soweto derby last month.
We anticipate Gabadinho Mhango to step in the 10 role with Vincent Pule and Kabelo Dlamini on the sides.
Predicted 11 for Baroka:
Sandilands, Dube, Nyauza, Maela, Mako - Motshwari, Mlambo, Makaringe - Dlamini, Pule, Mhango.