Absa Premiership Starting XI: Pirates v Celtic

Two sides with contrasting aspirations in Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic convene in an Absa Premiership match on Tuesday.

Kickoff is at 7:30pm.

Pirates have seemingly their mojo back following back-to-back wins against AmaZulu and Golden Arrows.

The second-place side are just four points off league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and a win over Siwelele will minimise the gap to just a point provided the Brazilians lose to Cape Town City.

Celtic will be looking to build on their goalless draw with Sundowns with a victory to  go ahead of sixth place Kaizer Chiefs.

Bucs though will have revenge on their minds following a 1-0 defeat during the first round clash in Bloemfontein.

As stated earlier, it’s a match of contrasting fortunes with one side chasing league dominion and the other top eight consolidation.

Pirates: Sandilands, Jele, Ndengane, Maela. Mabaso, Nyatama, Pule, Mahachi, Lorch, Shonga, Mulenga

Subs: Mabokgwane, Da Silva, Mlambo, Mahlonoko, Qalinge, Memela, Gabuza

Celtic: Tignyemb, Sam, Mahashe, Rikhotso, Mabena, Tani, Maema, Mashikinya, Masuku, Phalane, Baloyi

Subs: Dambe, Mabasa, Pfumbidzai, Potsane, Kobedi, Dlamini, Letsoalo