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