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Pirates & Swallows Starting XIs Confirmed

Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows have announced their starting line-ups for the DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium this evening.

Pirates come into this clash at the back of a defeat against high-flying Sekhukhune United, which saw them drop to fourth place.

The Buccaneers are under massive pressure after Stellenbosch FC collected maximum points last night against Kaizer Chiefs and moved five points clear of Pirates.

Jose Riveiro’s side have been blowing hot and cold this season, despite having won the MTN8, and reaching the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals thus far.

Meanwhile, Swallows recently ended their nine-match winless run, defeating Cape Town Spurs by 1-0 thanks to a last-minute goal bu Gabadinho Mhango. However, the former Bucs striker will not available for tonight’s clash, as he will be serving a suspension.

These two sides have faced each other 33 times, with Pirates winning 15, while Swallows won seven, and 11 matches ended in draws. There have been 74 goals scored between the two sides.

Here is how they line up:

Pirates XI: Chaine, Xoki Sibisi, Hotto, Lebitso, Timm, Mbatha, Maswanganyi, Dlamini, Mofokeng, Mabasa

Subs: Buthelezi, Sesame, Kimvuidi, Maela, Kapinga, Makhaula, Ndlondlo, Lepasa, Monyane

Swallows XI: Akpeyi, Mphahlele, Mngonyama, Nyauza, Ngqonga, Sanou, Phalane, Mahlonoko, Everson, Mtshali, Koapeng

Subs: T. Mbanjwa, Maponya, Tshanini, Khupe, Sibiya, Khumalo, Mthethwa, Sibiya, L. Mbjanwa

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.