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Chiefs & Pirates Starting XIs Announced

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have confirmed their starting XIs for today’s Carling Black Label Cup.

Both sides will start their 2021/22 campaign with the Carling Black Label Cup as a curtain raiser, with fans having selected the starting XIs for their respective sides.

Pirates enter the game as defending champions, having beaten Amakhosi 2-0 in 2019, while the match did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19.

The Buccaneers are also the record winners in the competition, having lifted the trophy five times in comparison to Chiefs’ three since it’s inception in 2011.

Samir Nurkovic received the most votes for Amakhosi with 193 766 ahead of Itumeleng Khune with 188 467 votes, while Gabadinho Mhango collected 133 590 votes for Pirates.

Chiefs starting XI: Khune, Mathoho, Cardoso, Mashiane, Mphahlele, Lesako, Blom, Baccus, Radebe, Nurkovic, Billiat.

The Glamour Boys have five new signings on their bench, namely: Peterson, Hlanti, Nange, Sekgota and Alexander, while Parker and Agay also made the substitutes.

Pirates starting XI: Ofori, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Nyauza, Jooste, Lorch, Motshwari, Hotto, Makaringe, Monare, Mhango.

Bench: Dlamini, Bongani, Mako, Ndlovu, Mabaso, Mthethwa, Tlolane