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Relebohile Mofokeng with Orlando Pirates against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Changed TV channel: Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United

The DStv Premiership season is coming to an end this afternoon. Orlando Pirates will be at home to SuperSport United in Soweto.

Orlando Pirates Mofokeng

Relebohile Mofokeng with Orlando Pirates against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Thousands of Orlando Pirates supporters will flock to the Orlando Stadium today, but millions more will be watching the match against SuperSport United on television.


Today’s television plans have been changed. According to DStv’s Guide, the game will be live on channel 208, rather than 202. To finish second and qualify for next season’s CAF Champions League, the Sea Robbers will have to grab maximum points, while also hoping Richards Bay FC will defeat or hold Stellenbosch FC to a draw.


The mighty Sea Robbers are one match away from next season’s CAF Champions League competition. SuperSport United could destroy that dream, especially with two key defenders missing for Jose Riveiro’s Orlando Pirates on Saturday at 15:00 in Soweto. However, experienced midfielder Miguel Timm is back to full fitness.

“Pirates meanwhile have suffered some significant blows in defence with Tapelo Xoki’s injury forcing him out of the remainder of the season, while Nkosinathi Sibisi is suspended for one match after he was cautioned in Mbombela,” the Soweto giants confirmed.

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“They could be boosted in midfield as Miguel Timm nears a return to action after picking up a minor knock in the lead up to the trip to Mpumalanga,” the club added.


As always, Orlando Pirates are anticipated to make new signings for next season. Andries Sebola wants Iqraam Rayners from Stellenbosch FC to be one of the names.

According to Sebola, there are not many top players available in the market, but Rayners should be going to Orlando Pirates next season.

The 28-year-old striker from Mitchells PlainCape Town has 16 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season. Rayners was further crowned as his club’s Player of the Season, Top Goalscorer and Fans’ Player of the Season.

“I still believe that Pirates need to go outside the county [to scout for players] because most of the quality players are at Sundowns. So, looking at [Iqraam] Rayners, if they can convince Stellies to bring him on board, it will be good,” the former Orlando Pirates striker said via FARPost.

“Even though we know some coastal players, when they come to Gauteng, they struggle. He came to SuperSport United and he didn’t do well, then he went back to Stellenbosch and did well.

“So the striking force is where Orlando Pirates needs to reinforce, and also at the back. Those are the positions they need to reinforce.

“In the midfield, they have Miguel Timm and Thabang Monare, Thalente Mbatha and Patrick Maswanganyi, but I still feel they need one player in the midfield.

“And at the back they need two players, in the wings I think they have enough players, so I would say get two players upfront, two in the midfield and two at the back so they can compete in the league and on the continent,” the Orlando Pirates legend concluded.