Starting XI: Pirates v Stellenbosch

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Miguel Timm and Kermit Erasmus
Miguel Timm and Kermit Erasmus

Orlando Pirates welcome Stellenbosch FC to Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to collect maximum points.

DStv Premiership

Teams: Orlando Pirates v Stellenbosch

Date: 22 January 2023

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Time: 15h30

Pirates closed off their league season before the FIFA World Cup break with defeat and re-opened with two losses on the bounce.

However, the Buccaneers finally turned things around after thrashing Golden Arrows 3-1 last Saturday and will be looking to win two consecutive league games for the first time this season.

Jose Riveiro's charges will enter this afternoon's clash eighth on the table with 22 points and a win could take them up to fourth.

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Stellies, on the other hand, saw their winless run stretch to eight matches after a narrow 1-0 loss to Sekhukhune United last Saturday.

Steve Barker's men have been on a free fall, as they dropped down to 14th on the standings, with only a superior goal difference over Swallows keeping them away from the relegation spot.

The sides could not be separated in the first round after a 1-1 draw in Stellenbosch back in August last year.

Here's how they line up:

Orlando Pirates: 34. Chaine, 26. Shandu, 27. Xoki, 5. Sibisi, 23. Maela, 16. Monare, 15. Ndlondlo, 11. Hotto, 18. Dlamini, 95. Erasmus, 14. Saleng

Subs: 40. Mpontshane, 50. Mabena, 45. Pule, 27. Dzvukamanja, 30. Martin, 29. Mako, 20. Mosele, 17. Makgopa, 6. Motshwari.

Stellenbosch: 17. Stephens, 38. Makhanya, 26. Mcaba, 7. Van Rooyen, 6. Mthethwa, 8. Nduli, 3. Letsoenyo, 27. Jabaar, 23. Adams, 34. Titus, 29. Van Wyk

Subs: 35. Langeveldt, 12. Mgaga, 42. Boji, 16. Hahn, 37. Mngomezulu, 19. Weaver, 11. Khunyedi, 25. Andries, 22. Sibande

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