Cape Town City FC host Orlando Pirates at the Danie Craven Stadium in a DStv Premiership clash this afternoon and this website will be providing live updates from the mouthwatering clash below.
Orlando Pirates’ four game winning streak came to an end last weekend after the Buccaneers played out to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Baroka FC while Cape Town City will be looking to leapfrog their opponents into second place with a win today.
The two teams have already met this season when Orlando Pirates walked away with a 1-0 victory over the Citizens in the MTN8 quarterfinals thanks to a Terrence Dzvukamanja first half goal.
Orlando Pirates will be using today’s clash as a dress rehearsal ahead of next weekend’s crunch MTN8 final. Follow all of the live action below.
Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates: Live updates
Cape Town City Xi: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Fielies, Mobara, Mashego, Nodada, Mokeke, Mdantsane, Martin, Ralani, Prince.
Subs:Anderson, Potouriois, Morris, Makola, Roberts, Kewuti, Zulu, Cupido.
Orlando Pirates XI: Ofori, Hlatshwayo, Nyauza, Jooste, Maela, Motshwari, Makaringe, Monare, Pule, Hotto, Lepasa
Subs: Sandilands, Dzvukamanja, Mntambo, Mako, Jele, Zungu, Mabasa, Ndlovu, Mhango
We’re desperate for the three points – Davids
Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids believes it’s vital for the Buccaneers to earn a full three points against their tricky opponents.
“We have to get our league form on track. Getting that league form on track is picking up three points in Cape Town.” Davids said as quoted by Goal.
“We are not thinking about anything else but to pick up that league form and that starts with three points. A well-structured team, well organised in attack and defence. We really have to go there give the maximum to get the three points against Cape Town City.”
Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates: kick-off time and broadcast information
Action at the Danie Craven Stadium between Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates gets underway at 15:30. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL and SABC 1. This website will be providing live updates from the match under our ‘live updates’ heading above.