The Pirates will participate in the fourth game of the league in the Eastern Cape, and the game is slowly beginning to take shape
The Orlando Pirates will push them to build on their first Premier League victory this season when they clashed with Chipa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
After beating the Swallows 1-0 7 days ago, the Pirates managed to relieve some of the pressure in a difficult game.
The Pirates remain unbeaten in this PSL battle, but before the Yanzis’ victory, the elimination from MTN8 and their first two league games have begun to disturb their fans.
They are now eager to maintain this momentum in a game, and if Stellenbosch loses points in a game against Cape Town City, they may be at the top of the list on Saturday night.
Currently ranked fifth in the log, the Pirates are one point better than their opponent Chipa, who sits on the next two rungs.
|game||Chippa United VS Orlando Pirates|
|date||Saturday, September 18|
|time||15:00 AM time|
TV channels, live scores and how to watch
|Online streaming||TV channel|
|DStv.com/DStv Now App||PSL channel 202/SABC 1 of SuperSport TV|
Squad and team news
No Chipa United players were suspended for this game, which is a positive factor for coach Gavin Hunter.
But the Pepper Boys tactician will hope for the availability of Bienvenu Eva Nga, who limped away in the Royal AM loss last weekend.
The Buccaneers welcome the return of guard Ntsikelelo Nyauza, who missed the last two games due to suspension after being sent off in the league opening game against Stellenbosch.
The return of Nyauza expanded the base of coach selection. They also have captain Happy Jele, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Kwanda Mngonyama and Olisa Ndah as central defenders.
The Pirates also welcome Tabon Monare, who has returned from injury, and the midfielder will make his debut this season.
But goalkeeper Richard Offley was still absent after being injured in the Ghanaian international game against Bafana Bafana.
Defender Innocent Maela is undergoing surgery for the second week after the adductor and is expected to start training three months later.
He faces the same dilemma as Thembinkosi Lorch, who also underwent surgery but was on his shoulder and was excluded for the rest of the year.
Forward Zakhele Lepasa has not participated in competitive football in 2021 and is still missing due to injury.
Although the Pirates were in a high position after the victory, their opponent Chipa was licking his wounds after the Royal AM lost the last game.
This is after the Pepper Boys started their season with a positive attitude. They defeated Sekhukhune United and drew with the defending champion Mamelodi Sundowns.
They are now eager to confront the pirates who arrived in Gqeberha with confidence.
The Pirates’ last visit to Chipa was a fruitful outing, and they won 3-0 in March this year.
Under the leadership of an experienced coach like Gavin Hunter, Chipa will want to defeat the Soweto giants who have dominated them for years.
The Pirates defeated the Pepper Boys 12 times in the league. They only won 3 games, and a game between the two sides ended in a draw.