Pirates & VFA Starting XIs Announced

Orlando Pirates and Venda Football Academy have announced their starting line-ups for this evening’s Nedbank Cup encounter at Orlando Stadium.

A spot in the quarter-finals is up for grabs as the Buccaneers lock horns with Motsepe Foundation Championship side Venda Football Academy.

Pirates look to complete the double in terms of trophies this season after winning the MTN8 earlier in the campaign.

Pirates assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi explained the importance of getting an early goal and be in control of the game.

“It’s a cup match the plan and the objective is to go through to the next round,” Ncikazi told the media.

“It’s a very experienced team we have to create the difference between the two teams and being the team that plays into the division below us initiative will be important control is important intensity is important.

“Otherwise, you leave everything to chance, the opponents see an opportunity and it’s important to score early if it’s possible otherwise the opponents grow with confidence so the plan and objective are to go into the next round.”

VFA are sitting in 14th on the standings of Motsepe Foundation Championship with 23 points after 22 games. They are in this round after eliminating ABC Motsepe League side Black Cross in the last 32. Can the David versus Goliath immense in the fixture.

Here is how they line up:

Pirates XI: Chain, Xoki, Sibisi, Mako, Hotto, Timm, Ndlondlo, Dlamini, Lorch, Saleng, Erasmus.


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