PSL : Orlando Pirates vs Chippa United, Preview

PSL : Orlando Pirates vs Chippa United, Preview

Orlando Pirates will host Chippa United in their opening Absa Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, Kick-off is at 18:00pm.

The Buccaneers endured a terrible 2016/17 season which was one of the worst in their history – finishing outside the top eight for the first time in the PSL era.

In an attempt to rebuild the squad Orlando Pirates made drastic changes with Serbian tactician Milutin Sredojevic replacing Swedish trainer Kjell Jonevret as the new Bucs head coach as well they have reduced the squad to 30 is far more manageable

Close to then players have been offloaded by Pirates including Oupa Manyisa, while experienced players such as Musa Nyatama, Thamsanqa Sagweni and Wayne Sandilands were signed by the club.

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“I believe it is better to have 11 lions than to have 50 sheep.” said Milutin Sredojevic

Pirates have always acquired the services of the master tactician Rulani Mokwena from Mamelodi Sundowns

United also had a disappointing league campaign as the Eastern Cape-based side survived relegation to the National First Division (NFD) on the last day of the season.

Dan Malesela, the Chilli Boys head coach, has been retained and the club has signed Brighton Mhlongo, James Okwuosa and Mahlatsi Makudubela, who all arrived from Pirates.

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Orlando Pirates are under the guidance of their new coach and assistant coach,

If Orlando Pirates have any hope remedying themselves and collecting three points, they have to play like its CAF Final like Micho saying

Chippa United have only managed only win against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium

Possible Pirates XI: Sandilands, Mobara, Jele, Chabalala, Matlaba, Sangweni, Nyatama, Makola, Memela, Gabuza, Ndoro.

Possible United XI: Mhlongo, Thopola, Macheke, Okwuosa, Mako, Mdaki, Zuke, Mbenyane, Mayambela, Mashego, R.Manzini.