Orlando Pirates Gears Up to Defend MTN8 Crown in Quarter-Final Against Sekhukhune

Orlando Pirates Gears Up to Defend MTN8 Crown in Quarter-Final Against Sekhukhune

Orlando Pirates Gear Up for MTN8 Quarter-Final Against Sekhukhune


As the MTN8 tournament kicks off, reigning champions Orlando Pirates are set to begin their title defense this Saturday with a quarter-final clash against Sekhukhune.

The team’s preparation and predicted lineup have garnered attention ahead of the matchup.

Pirates’ Predicted Starting XI:

In anticipation of the quarter-final showdown, Orlando Pirates’ predicted starting lineup against Sekhukhune includes players like Chaine, Monyane, Sibisi, Xoki, Mako, Mofokeng, Ndlondlo, Monare, Maswanganyi, Saleng, and Lepasa.


Injury Updates and Swift Action:

Pirates have revealed that some key players, including Kermit Erasmus, Vincent Pule, Miguel Timm, and Kabelo Dlamini, are currently nursing injuries.

However, the club’s medical department emphasized that these injuries are not long-term issues.

The team’s focus has been on swift intervention to ensure the timely recovery of these players for upcoming matches.

The club’s optimism is based on their efforts to provide the necessary care and rehabilitation.


Anticipated Returns to Training:

Molefe, a representative from Pirates’ medical department, highlighted the team’s proactive approach in addressing player injuries.

He expressed confidence that the injured players, including Erasmus, Pule, Timm, and Dlamini, will soon return to training and be ready for action.

MTN8 Quarter-Final Lineup:

After a recent defeat to Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs are shifting their focus to the MTN8 quarter-final matches.


They are set to face Cape Town City on Sunday, a match marked by their previous encounter during the 2022-23 DStv Premiership season.

SuperSport United will also be in action against Stellenbosch later that day.

Ahead of these fixtures, Sundowns will challenge Swallows on Saturday, followed by Orlando Pirates taking on Sekhukhune.

The latter match holds significance as it mirrors last season’s Nedbank Cup final.



As the MTN8 tournament unfolds, Orlando Pirates’ quest to retain their title begins with an intriguing quarter-final battle against Sekhukhune.

Fans and observers are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this matchup, which is expected to set the tone for the remainder of the tournament.

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