Stellenbosch will host Pirates this afternoon

It’s round two of the Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch FC showdown, with the two sides set to meet for the second time in the space of a week on Saturday.

They square off in an Absa Premiership encounter at Cape Town Stadium, seven days after the Buccaneers were victorious in their Telkom Knockout first-round clash at Orlando Stadium.

A late Thembinkosi Lorch goal was the difference between the two sides on the day, with the Soweto Giants booking a spot in the Cup quarterfinal.

This time around, three points are on the line, as Pirates seek to remove themselves from the unfamiliar territory of midtable.

The Buccaneers are in search of only a third victory after seven league games this season, a return which sees them occupy the rather low position of eighth place in the standings.

They come up against a side much lower on the table in what is their maiden campaign in the topflight.

The defeat at Orlando Stadium brought the Premiership newcomers back to Earth after they had registered their first ever win in the top tier of South African football.

They will be hoping that home ground advantage plays in their favour on this occasion, as they launch their own bid to climb up in the log, where they sit in a dangerous 14th place.

 

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