Cape Town - Vladimir Vermezovic
will be expected to change things around when Orlando Pirates welcome Ajax Cape
Town to Orlando Stadium.
The Buccaneers' ship has been destabilised by a 2-1 defeat
away against Mpumalanga Black Aces in a league encounter on Tuesday night.
The weekend's clash will be Pirates' second TKO clash on
home soil this season, after they got the better of Polokwane City at the same
Soweto venue earlier this month, and they'll once again be looking to make home
field advantage count.
With archrivals Kaizer Chiefs up next, head coach Vladimir
Vermezovic will be pondering whether to use Daine Klate, who is one yellow card
away from suspension.
He is not short of options for the winger role, with Thabo
Qalinge, Khethokwakhe Masuku and Sifiso Myeni all available to fill in should
Klate sit this one out.
Ajax mentor Roger De Sa has a similar predicament, with
Tashreeq Morris, captain Travis Graham and on-loan striker Thabiso Nkoana all
sitting on three yellow cards.
Graham started for the Urban Warriors in Wednesday's 2-1
victory over Platinum Stars, along with Morris, who picked up his third
Nkoana, meanwhile, was rested with veteran Nathan Paulse
given the nod up front, but he could be recalled and tasked to add his last-16
The Soweto side is unbeaten in their last six matches
against Ajax, including a 2-1 home win and goalless away draw in the league
Kick-off is at 20:15 on Saturday, October 25.