Orlando Pirates will begin the defence of their MTN8 crown against surprise packages Sekhukhune.
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MTN8: Everything you need to know
Projected Orlando Pirates XI to face Sekhukhune in the MTN8
Here’s how we think the Buccaneers should line up, with a few new names thrown into the side.
Chaine; Monyane, Xoki, Sibisi, Mako; Timm, Monare; Saleng, Dlamini, Maswanganyi; Dzvukamanja
Terrence Dzvukamanja’s form at the back-end of last season means he’s the number one striker at the club, for now at least. Playmaker Kabelo Dlamini impressed at a similar juncture of the campaign, coming good for the Buccaneers in the Nedbank Cup final with an assist for Monnapule Saleng’s goal. Saleng is undoubtedly the brightest star in this team.
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Pirates have added goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi, wide attacker Katlego Otladisa, central midfielder Siphelo Baloni and wide forward Patrick Maswanganyi. Not all of them will be guaranteed starting berths initially, however.
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MTN8: Who are the most decorated teams in the competition?
MTN8 FIXTURES AND PRIZE MONEY
- Mamelodi Sundowns vs Swallows
- Orlando Pirates vs Sekhukhune
- SuperSport United vs Stellenbosch
- Cape Town City vs Kaizer Chiefs
As of 2020, the winner pockets R8 million in prize money.
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