Khuzwayo in Bucs' Carling starting XI


Two weeks since its re-launch for 2019, this is what the Orlando Pirates Carling Black Label Cup team looks like, according to the votes received thus far.

Pirates supporters have given an indication of who they would like to see take to the FNB Stadium pitch come July 28, when they meet arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the return of the pre-season spectacle.

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The Buccaneers were just shy of the 100 000-mark as at June 10, which sees Zambian striker Justin Shonga leading the race with just over 14 000 votes.

Second in line is Shonga's countryman Augustine Mulenga, with over 10 000 votes, and following suit is former Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, who could finally make his long-awaited club debut, with just under 8000 votes.

Thamsanqa Gabuza, who is battling for a place with Shonga and Mulenga, is hot on the Chipolopolo duo's heels with over 9000 votes.

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He is joined in the race for a starting berth by shotstopper Wayne Sandilands (under 4000 votes), midfielder Xola Mlambo (1500 votes) and defender Ntsikelelo Nyauza (1400 votes).

The full Pirates starting line-up at present:

Khuzwayo, Jele, Maela, Matlaba, Dube, Lorch, Pule, Qalinge, Memela, Shonga, Mulenga.