Orlando Pirates make changes‚ no surprises from Kaizer Chiefs for Durban derby

02 November 2019 - 14:36 By Ofentse Ratsie
General views during the Telkom Knockout quarter final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
General views during the Telkom Knockout quarter final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
Image: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

The KZN capital is in for a treat this afternoon‚ with Soweto crosstown rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs going toe to toe in their highly-anticipated Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The starting line-ups of the two teams have been named.

Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has no real surprises‚ with a four-man defence of Njabulo Blom and Yagan Sasman the fullbacks outside of centrebacks Eric Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso in a 4-3-3 formation.

Willard Katsande‚ George Maluleka and Lebogang Manyama are the three-man midfield‚ and Leonardo Castro‚ Khama Billiat and Samir Nurkovic the three-man attack.

Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena has brought Fortune Makaringe into his central midfield and Kabelo Dlamini at striker from his team’s 1-0 Absa Premiership win against Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday night.

Starting line ups -

Chiefs - Akpeyi‚ Sasman‚ Mathoho‚ Cardoso‚ Blom‚ Katsande‚ Maluleka‚ Manyama‚ Nurkovic‚ Billiat‚ Castro

Subs - Bvuma‚ Parker‚ Kambole‚ Zulu‚ Zuma‚ Ngezana‚ Ntiya-Ntiya

Pirates –Sandilands‚ Dube‚ Jele‚ Nyauza‚ Maela‚ Motshwari‚ Makaringe‚ Pule‚ Lorch‚ Dlamini‚ Mabasa

Subs - Delle‚ Chabalala‚ Mabasa‚ Mako‚ Mhango‚ Mulenga‚ Shonga.

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