Chiefs & Pirates’ Soweto Derby Starting XIs Announced
Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have confirmed their starting XIs for today’s Soweto Derby.
Amakhosi enter the game, having won the first Soweto Derby of campaign after beating the Buccaneers 4-3 in a penalty shootout in the Carling Black Label Cup.
But Stuart Baxter’s men failed to take a home ground advantage on Tuesday, when they lost 1-0 to Stellenbosch FC at FNB Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers had to come from behind to get a 2-1 win over promoted Sekhukhune United at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.
The victory saw Pirates overtake the Glamour Boys on the log, where they now sit in sixth with 14 points, two more than seventh-placed Chiefs.
The latter, though, did win the last league derby, collecting a 1-0 win at the FNB Stadium in March.
The two Soweto giants will battle for the three points in the DStv Premiership at FNB Stadium at 15:30.
Here is how they line up:
Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Ngcobo, Mathoho, Cardoso, Mabiliso, Blom, Alexander, Nange, Parker, Dolly, Billiat.
Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Hlatshwayo, Ndah, Mabaso, Mako, Monare, Makaringe, Hotto, Makhubela, Mntambo, Peprah.