Orlando Pirates name starting lineup for Maritzburg clash
Take a look at the starting lineups ahead of this evening's mouthwatering DStv Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United
Orlando Pirates will be looking to bounce back from their Nedbank Cup thrashing when they host Maritzburg United in a DStv Premiership clash this evening.
Josef Zinnbauer’s Orlando Pirates side were handed a footballing lesson at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday night in the Nedbank Cup after going down 4-1.
Zinnbauer’s side face a tricky challenge in a revived Maritzburg United side. Ernst Middendorp’s men are unbeaten in five matches having won three of which.
Take a look at how both Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United lineup ahead of this evening’s DStv Premiership clash below
Orlando Pirates vs Maritzburg United: Starting lineups
Orlando Pirates XI: Sandilands, Nyauza, Sesane, Mabaso, Mako, Motshwari, Monare, Makaringe, Hotto, Dlamini, Mabasa.
Subs: Mpontshane, Pule, Tshobeni, Mntambo, Muwowo, Zungu, Jooste, Makgaka, Monyane
Maritzburg United XI: Engelhardt, Claasen, Shandu, Daniels, Tlolane, Rae, Morgan, Graham, Meza, Hlongwane, Kutumela.
Subs: Mpandle, Hlubi, Moseamedi, Allie, Stevic, Ismail, Sifama, Hachi, Ntshangase
Zinnbauer hoping for swift rebound
“I am very disappointed with the result and the performance against Sundowns, that is clear and I think it is the same with the players also‚” Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer said.
“We had a chance of going into the next round with a win but we didn’t make it and now the focus is on the league and the Confederations Cup. We have to continue fighting for good results for the remainder of the campaign but we are very disappointed.
“We lost against Sundowns which was not a good result and performance but it was a cup game where anything can happen. Tomorrow is a new day for Orlando Pirates and we have to focus on what is coming in the Confederation Cup and in the league. We have to accept this defeat and move forward‚ even though it is not good.
“We don’t have enough players at the moment, you saw today (Innocent) Maela is not in as a centre-back and that also maybe changed things. Other players maybe also, (Thembinkosi) Lorch, is also a key player we don’t have available,”
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Orlando Pirates vs Maritzburg United: Kick-off and streaming info
Action at the Orlando stadium gets underway at 18:30. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL and this website will also be providing you with live updates.
Our live blog will begin 30 minutes before kick-off. You can also live-stream today’s encounter between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United using Multichoice’s streaming platform DStv Now (Subscription required)