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The Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs XIs have been named ahead of the Carling Cup on Saturday

Posted: 26 July 2017 Time: 19:27

The starting XIs for the 2017 Carling Black Label Champions Cup have been confirmed.

Voting for the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates first-teams has been completed and tallied ahead of Saturday's FNB Stadium showpiece.

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The team sheets have been met with some surprise, especially in the black and white half of Soweto as the likes of Mpho Makola, Oupa Manyisa and Issa Sarr have been heavily criticised by the fans after last season's troubles.

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Amakhosi supporters have, unsurprisingly, chosen Gustavo Paez to lead the attack as he continues to increase his stock amongst the Naturena faithful.

Chiefs captain and talisman Itumeleng Khune is another unsurprising inclusion, having been one of the regular fixtures in the Carling Cup Ever-Presents.


Kaizer Chiefs XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Tower, Gordinho, Masilela, Ekstein, Katsande, Maluleka, Lebese, Parker, Paez

Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Matlaba, Jele, Gcaba, Phungwayo, Makola, Manyisa, Sarr, Memela, Gabuza, Ndoro

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