Starting XI: Gallants FC v Pirates

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Orlando Pirates will be looking to win their third consecutive game for the when they travel to Marumo Gallants on Saturday evening.

DStv Premiership

Teams: Marumo Gallants FC v Orlando Pirates

Date: 28 January 2023

Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Time: 20h00

Pirates won back-to-back matches for the first time this season after thrashing Stellenbosch 4-1 last weekend.

The Buccaneers will be looking to build a new habit of winning consistently to challenge for a CAF Champions League spot, as they moved up to fourth on the table.

Pirates have confirmed that the likes of goalkeeper Richard Ofori and Thembinkosi Lorch are back training with the team after long injury lay-offs. Miguel Timm is also in contention for a return after he missed the win over Stellies through injury.

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Gallants, meanwhile, will be searching for their first win in eight games after they suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

Dan Malesela's charges remain stuck at the bottom of the table, four points from 14th-placed TS Galaxy.

The Soweto giants will be chasing a league double over Bahlabane Ba Ntwa after securing a 1-0 win earlier in the season.

Here's how they line up:

Marumo Gallants: 16. Watenga, 18. Nonyane, 45. Toure, 30. Kumalo, 24. Mvelase, 32. Makudubela, 5. Mabotja, 17. Mohomi, 11. Otladisa, 10. Ngema, 8. Chivaviro

Subs: 36. Arubi, 34. Pheko, 23. Mdlinzo, 6. Soumaro, 33. Moseamedi, 15. Mphambaniso, 28. Nkomo, 7. Nku, 12. Khiba

Orlando Pirates: 34. Chaine, 27. Xoki, 5. Sibisi, 29. Mako, 26. Shandu, 16. Monare, 15. Ndlondlo, 11. Hotto, 14. Saleng, 18. Dlamini, 27. Dzvukamanja

Subs: 40. Mpontshane, 50. Mabena, 95. Erasmus, 45. Pule, 9. Nga, 30. Martin, 23. Maela, 20. Mosele, 6. Motshwari

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