Victor Letsoalo

Victor Letsoalo. Photo: ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM: Starting lineups REVEALED!

Take a look at how both Orlando Pirates and Royal AM have opted to lineup ahead of this afternoon’s crunch DStv Premiership encounter!

Victor Letsoalo

Victor Letsoalo. Photo: ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates welcome the high-flying Royal AM to the Orlando Stadium in a mouth-watering DStv Premiership clash this afternoon.

The Buccaneers head into today’s clash in seventh position on the DStv Premiership log standings with just 10 points from their opening seven matches.

Should Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids’ side have any ambitions of chasing Mamelodi Sundowns down in terms of the league title race, a victory today is a must!

Royal AM on the other hand could shoot up to second on the log standings with a victory this afternoon but more importantly they’ll move just three points behind Mamelodi Sundowns albeit with an additional game played.

Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM: Starting lineups

Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Jele, Ndah, Sam, Mako, Mabaso, Monare, Mntambo, Makaringe, Dzvukamanja, Mabasa.

Subs: Thuntsane, Peprah, Mosele, Shandu, Tlolane, Zungu, Hlatshwayo, Makgaka, Hotto.

Royal AM XI: Awaiting

We can keep another clean sheet – Ncikazi

“The whole defence stood their ground against Diables. The midfield did exceptionally well,” Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi said ahead of this afternoon’s clash.

“Let us take the same spirit and determination into the next game against Royal AM. If we play the way we did against Diables, we will keep another clean sheet and win on Thursday. We are taking it one game at a time as we are trying to improve our team.”

“Of course we are playing a difficult side, an awkward side with a five defence line. It’s a continuity of Bloemfontein Celtic of last season, plus adding the strength of the Royal AM players.” Fellow Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids added.

“It’s a really tough encounter, one we have to unlock a five defence line, one we have to signify our dominance in the game. We have a home game and it’s about Orlando unlocking and scoring goals,”

Orlando Pirates vs Royal AM: How to LIVE STREAM

Action at the Orlando stadium gets underway at 17:30 this afternoon. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL while this website will be providing you with live coverage 30 minutes ahead of kickoff.

You can also live stream today’s match between Orlando Pirates and Royal AM on Multichoice’s streaming platform DStv Now (Subscription required).