Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FC: Soweto Derby LIVE updates

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Orlando Pirates host Soweto rivals Swallows FC in a mouth-watering DStv Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium this afternoon.

This afternoon’s clash is the first time Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC are meeting since 2014 with Ntsikeleo Nyauza and Happy Jele the only survivors from the 1-1 draw at the time.

Both Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC head into this afternoon’s Soweto Derby in fine form with the Buccaneers losing just once in their last 16 matches.

Swallows FC have set the DStv Premiership alight following their promotion and are yet to taste defeat. They sit second on the log, three points behind Mamelodi Sundowns with a game in hand. You can follow all of the live action from the Orlando Stadium below.

Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FC: Live updates

Starting lineups

Orlando Pirates XI: Sandilands, Hlatshwayo, Nyauza, Jooste, Mako, Motshwari, Monare, Makaringe, Hotto, Lorch, Dzvukamanja.

Subs: Mpontshane, Mundele, Mntambo, Muwowo, Maela, Zungu, Sam, Ndlovu, Mhango

Swallows XI: Vries, Mere, Matlaba, Letlabika, Ngcobo, Mokoena, Sekgota, Mthethwa, Thibedi, Gamildien, Basadien.

Subs: Ngobeni, Senwamadi, Seabi, Hlanti, Mahlatsi, Malinga, Nyatama, Mhlongo, Sait.

These are the ‘madalas’ of our league – Shakes Mashaba

“First of all, let me say congratulations to Swallows to be back in the PSL.” former Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba told KickOff.

“Now we are talking about the importance of it, being in existence for a longer time. It has come in and it has broken the monotony of derbies where we always talk about Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. This is the original derby that we are talking about now. It’s not an ordinary one hey. We can only hope it’s going to live up to expectations. You know when you talk about a derby, you talk a competition, not a joke.

“These are the madalas of our league. They are the ones who started this derby thing, whether you like it or not. But I still repeat, Orlando Pirates have an upper hand against Swallows. I watched Swallows a couple of times, they make close to ten, twelve passes in their own half hey. And Pirates once they get the ball nowadays they are burning going forward. They will trouble you going forward.”

Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FC: Kick-off time and broadcast info

Action at the Orlando Stadium between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC 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).

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