Absa Premiership

Preview: Orlando Pirates v Chippa

2015-08-18 11:00
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Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will go in search of their first win of the 2015/16 PSL campaign when they host Chippa United at the Orlando Stadium.

The Buccaneers entered the season on the back of their Carling Black Label Cup win over bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs, while they are also on the verge of progressing past the CAF Confederations Cup group stages following the 2-0 win over CS Sfaxien in early August.

However, Eric Tinkler's men fell short in the MTN8 quarter-finals after losing 1-0 to Ajax Cape Town, while going down by the same scoreline to SuperSport United in in a delayed Premiership match which took place over two days last week.

Chippa, meanwhile, have been far less active, with only one league outing to speak of so far this term, although the Chilli Boys put on a determined display to hold defending league champions Chiefs to a goalless draw, despite playing all of the second half a man down.

The Port Elizabeth-based outfit will now head out on the road for the first time this term, but do so without Joseph Molangoane, who picked up two yellow cards and a subsequent sending off against Amakhosi.

Pirates are also without a key man in Brighton Mhlongo, with the goalkeeper facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to help fix the anterior cruciate ligament damage he suffered to his knee against Matsatsantsa.

Kick-off is at 19:30 on Tuesday, August 18.

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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