Pirates forced to make key changes

Orlando Pirates are set to have a new central defensive pairing when they travel to Cape Town to face Stellenbosch in a league game at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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This comes after captain Happy Jele picked up his fourth booking of the season in the 1-0 Telkom Knockout win over the same Stellies side in Soweto this past weekend.

Jele and Ntsikelelo Nyauza kept a clean sheet against the Western Cape side at Orlando Stadium but in the absence of their captain, the Mighty Buccaneers are expected to recall defender Alfred Ndengane to partner Nyauza.

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Bucs coach Rhulani Mokwena will be looking for a much-improved defensive record after his team conceded seven goals in their last two games.

The leaking of goals at the back has also resulted in a change in goal, with the return of Wayne Sandilands between the sticks in place of French shot-stopper Joris Delle.

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