Former Orlando Pirates striker and current Cape Town City striker, Benni McCarthy will return to Orlando Stadium in search for three points against his former side, Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership on Saturday 28 September 2019.

Kick-off at 15h00.

Orlando Pirates come into the game having suffered a 4-3 defeat away to Bidvest Wits in Durban on Saturday, September 21. However, the Buccaneers won their last home clash 2-1 against Chippa United in mid-September.

Cape Town City, meanwhile, played to a fourth draw from six league matches this season when they were held 1-1 at home by Golden Arrows on Sunday, September 22. The Citizens’ Kermit Erasmus (a former Pirates striker) scored for a third consecutive game in the Absa Premiership.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and City have met in six league matches since 2016/17. The teams have a dead-even record, with one win apiece, four draws and seven goals both scored and conceded. The Buccaneers are unbeaten at home in the rivalry, with one win and two draws from three matches as hosts.

Last season the teams cancelled each other out in both of their league meetings, drawing 2-2 at Orlando Stadium in September 2018 and 2-2 again in the return game at Athlone Stadium in May 2019. These teams have played out three 2-2 draws in their last five league meetings.

Pirates’ line-up from their 4-3 loss to Wits on September 21: Delle, Nyauza, Jele, Maela, Ndlovu (Monyane 55’), Nyatama, Mlambo (Mhango 54’), Makaringe (Dlamini 77’), Lorch, Mulenga, Mabasa.

City’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Arrows on September 22: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Fielies, Dove, Seedat, Mobara (Makola 46′), Mokeke, Norodien (Abrahams 74′), Nodada (Lakay 84′), Ralani, Erasmus.


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