Chiefs-Bucs most valuable combined XI

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Ahead of this weekend's Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, here's a look at the most valuable combined XI between the two giants of South African football.

Scroll through the gallery to see the most valuable combined XI consisting of players from Kaizer Chiefs & Orlando Pirates

The most eagerly anticipated fixture on the South African footballing calendar will see two of the country's most successful, and indeed most valuable teams square off in an encounter that promises to entertain the masses.

From within the two star-studded squads, an impressive combined XI can be formed based on the players' respective market values, which in turn are influenced by recent transfers, age and international status, along with other factors. 

Pirates' Richard Ofori features in goal for the combined XI with a market value of R16.4 million per Transfermarkt but the Ghana international will play no part in the actual match due to injury.

His club teammate Innocent Maela, who will similarly miss the encounter, stars at left-back alongside a back-four that includes Thulani Hlatshwayo, Daniel Cardoso and midfielder-cum-right-back, Njabulo Blom.

In midfield, Bucs duo Siphesihle Ndlovu and Fortune Makaringe occupy the central positions, with Vincent Pule and Deon Hotto being entrusted with the wider positions.

With Hotto featuring down the left, in-form Chiefs star Keagan Dolly is forced into an unfamiliar attacking midfield role, where he sits just behind lone forward Khana Billiat to round out the R209.4 million-rated combined XI.

Note: This article relates to market value only and does not take into consideration player availability.

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