Oupa Manyisa will make his long-awaited return to the Orlando Pirates lineup after their squad Carling Black Label Champion Cup squad was named.
Manyisa has not featured for the Bucs since he fractured his ankle in September during a goalless draw against Polokwane City in the Absa Premiership. The 27-year-old midfielder returned to training in April but failed to do enough to convince the club’s medical staff that he was ready for PSL action.
Brighton Mhlongo has been selected between the sticks for Pirates with Happy Jele, Ayanda Gcaba, Edwin Gyimah and Thabo Matlaba protecting their goalkeeper.
Issa Sarr, Mpho Makola and Thabo Rakhale make up the rest of the midfield while Thabo Qalinge has already been ruled out of Saturday’s clash due to injury.
Supporters have voted to pair together striking duo Thamsanqa Gabuza and Tendai Ndoro to lead the team in attack.
Kick-off at the FNB Stadium on Saturday has been set for 15:00.
Orlando Pirates starting line-up:
Goalkeeper: Brighton Mhlongo
Defenders: Happy Jele, Ayanda Gcaba, Edwin Gyimah, Thabo Matlaba
Midfielders: Issa Sarr, Oupa Manyisa, Mpho Makola, Thabo Rakhale
Strikers: Thamsanqa Gabuza, Tendai Ndoro