DStv Premiership newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila welcome Orlando Pirates to the Thohoyandou stadium this afternoon in a league clash.
Orlando Pirates head into the fixture desperate for a full three points having won just once in their last five fixtures.
The Buccaneers’ form has seen them drop out of the top three during recent weeks.
A win for the Buccaneers will see them move back into the top four while Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila could potentially move into the top eight should they defeat the Soweto giants.
You can follow all of the live action below
Tshakhuma vs Orlando Pirates: Live blog
Arubi, Lukhubeni, Ndengane, Ravhuhali, Thangwane, Maphangule, Ngema, Thopola, Rakhale, Manaka, Nevhulamba
Substitutes: Mhlongo, Malongoane, Timm, Mabotja, Monde, Nonyane, Mnyamane, Mudau, Ndlondlo
Sandilands, Meala, Jooste, Nyauza, Mako, Motshwari, Makaringe, Lorch, Hotto, Pule, Mhango
Substitutes: Mpontshane, Jele, Mntambo, Zungu, Monare, Ndlovu, Muwowo, Dzvukamanja, Mundele
We are focused – Rakhale
“That Orlando Pirates is my former team doesn’t necessarily mean there are emotions to distract me. After all, it’s been a while since I played for them. I have already faced them numerous times when I was at Chippa. So, I take it as any other game,” Tshakhuma attacker Thabo Rakhale told SowetanLive.
“We are always trailing, ending up drawing games we should have won. We need to start scoring first and that’s our target against Orlando Pirates. We’re playing home, that means we must go all out… not sit back.
“These things happen in football (missed chances). Even though I wanted to score but I accepted that I missed and I have put it behind me. I have been playing well after that incident, so it didn’t really set me back.”
Tshakhuma vs Orlando Pirates: Kick-off time and live stream
Action at the Thohoyandou stadium between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Orlando Pirates gets underway at 17:00.
The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL while 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).