LINE-UPS: Pirates v Wits

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Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits have announced their starting line-ups ahead of their Absa Premiership clash on Saturday night at Ellis Park Stadium at 18:00.

‘The Buccaneers’ and ‘the Students’ have already met twice this season, with the latter walking away victors in both encounters.

The two matches produced a total of 13 goals.

Gavin Hunt’s men will be playing their third match in a space of a week since the restart after suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup semifinals last Saturday before playing out to a 1-1 draw against Chiefs on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Pirates resumed their campaign on Tuesday in a goalless draw with championship hopefuls Sundowns.

According to Opta Jabu, since Hunt took over, Wits have beaten Pirates eight times in the league. Against no other side have they won more (8 also against Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United).

Here is how the two Gauteng teams will line up this evening.

Pirates XI v Wits

Sandilands, Mako, Maela, Jele, Nyauza, Pule, Motshwari, Mlambo Makaringe, Memela, Mhango

SUBS: Delle, Ndengane, Mabaso, Zungu, Mntambo, Dlamini, Monyane, Mabasa, Mulenga.

Wits XI v Pirates 

Goss, Hlanti, Gordinho, Hlatshwayo, Macheke, Alexander, Nange, Ritchie, Domingo, Hotto, Dzvukamanja.

SUBS: Mhlongo, Monare, Mkhwanazi, Eva Nga, Macuphu, Human, Sekgota, Mathebula, Mlonyeni.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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