Black Leopards welcome Orlando Pirates to the Thohoyandou stadium this afternoon in a DStv Premiership clash.
Orlando Pirates will be looking to make it six points out of six in Venda by following up on their midweek victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila with another solid performance against Black Leopards.
A victory for the Buccaneers will see them return to the top four on the DStv Premiership log standings while Black Leopards can move off the foot of the table with a victory. Follow all of the live action below
Black Leopards vs Orlando Pirates: Live updates
Updates to begin shortly before kick-off
Black Leopards XI: Ndlovu, Makobela, Gyimah, Mashoene, Masia, Mthethwa, Maluleke, Kabwe, Makgetlwa, Karuru, Ramagalela.
Subs: Mendes, Khumalo, Abubakar, Ononogbu, Thutlwa, Ndlovu, Hlongwane, Anas, Nthatheni.
Orlando Pirates XI: Sandilands, Jooste, Hlatshwayo, Nyauza, Maela, Motshwari, Makaringe, Lorch, Hotto, Pule, Mhango.
Subs: Mpontshane, Dzvukamanja, Mntambo, Zungu, Sam, Dlamini, Monare, Ndlovu, Jele.
We must be aware of their threats – Fadlu Davids
“A very good mood in the camp, especially after the win but the preparations are more focused on recovery and freshness rather than focusing on the fitness side of things.” – Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids said.
“We need to get that intensity in, then the energy out in the game. They are a team that can play in a different set of formations whether with three midfielders or two strikers.
“Whether its Ramagalela playing on the right side but becoming a striker in the same situation. So we really have to be aware of their threat but also capitalise on our strengths in terms of our attacking style.”
Black Leopards vs Orlando Pirates: Kick-Off time and streaming info
Action at the Thohoyandou stadium between Black Leopards and Orlando Pirates gets underway at 15:30. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.
This website will be providing live updates from the match under our ‘live updates’ heading above. You can also live-stream the game on DSTV Now (Subscription required).