Orlando Pirates will be looking to kickstart their season with a win over their fiercest rivals in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals on Saturday and coach Rhulani Mokwena will have to get his combinations right to produce a moral boosting victory.
The Buccaneers have endured a tough start to the 2019/20 campaign having undergone a number of changes in recent weeks.
Pirates were expected to challenge across all competitions but the arrival of a host of new players, as well as the shock departure of Milutin Sredojevic, has left the team struggling to pick up results during the transition.
Chiefs, on the other hand, have enjoyed a dream start to the new season as their new players have hit the ground running, catapulting Amakhosi to the top of the league standings, five points clear of second place Sundowns.
☠ Bound to be a Blockbuster 😎
🏆 #TKO2019 Quarterfinal
⚽️ @KaizerChiefs vs @orlandopirates
📆 02 November 2019
🏟 Moses Mabhida Stadium
📺 SuperSport 4 & SABC 1
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) October 31, 2019
The Soweto giants clash on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium with a spot in the TKO semi’s up for grabs and after weeks of chopping and changing his team, Mokwena will be hoping to get his on field combinations right in order to fire his team into the next round.
Predicted Pirates starting XI:
GK: Wayne Sandilands
Defenders: Mthokozisi Dube, Happy Jele, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Innocent Maela
Midfielders: Thembinkhosi Lorch, Fortune Makaringe, Xola Mlambo, Vincent Pule, Justin Shonga
Forward: Tseghafatso Mabasa
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