Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates will be without star central midfielders Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa for Friday's trip to Ajax Cape Town.
The Bafana Bafana team-mates are suspended after each earning a third yellow card in Saturday's goalless draw with Bidvest Wits.
Africa Nations Cup winner Isaac Chansa and fresh recruit Thandani
Ntshumayelo are expected to fill the void against the seventh-placed
Bucs, the defending Premiership champions, are two points ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns at the summit with four games left.
Augusto Palacios's men are seeking to emulate last season's
treble-winning heroics, having claimed MTN8 and Telkom Knockout honours