As the Chiefs and Pirates square off, bragging rights are on the line

Johannesburg, South AfricaOrlando Pirates have revealed that they have reached an agreement with Swallows for midfielder Austin Muwowo to join the Dube Birds on a season-long loan for the 2021/22 season. 

In a statement released by Pirates, the Zambian international will be joined by new signing Monnapule Saleng, who spent the previous two seasons with the club. 

As the Chiefs and Pirates square off, bragging rights are on the line

On the eve of Pirates‘ Carling Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium this afternoon at 5pm, the club announced that defender Justice Chabalala has joined Chippa United for the remainder of the season.

It’s a one-day Soweto derby where fans get to choose the starting lineups for both teams, as well as penalty takers and substitutions, all through the power of the vote. 

While the match is touted as a pre-season friendly, those who have followed one of the world’s most ferocious football rivalries will know that nothing is friendly as the two Soweto giants cross the line, and the same can be expected as the match returns for the first time since 2019. 

The Buccaneers are the defending champions, having won 2-0 in the previous edition of the game courtesy to goals from Augustine Mulenga and Thembinkosi Lorch in the first half.

With five wins to Chiefs‘ three, the outcome solidified Pirates as the most successful team in the competition. 

It was the third time in a row that the winner was decided without the use of a penalty shootout. 

Both sets of fans have selected strong starting lineups that combine youth and experience. 

The Buccaneers will be captained by defender Thulani Hlatshwayo, who will be joined in the centre of the defense by the seasoned Ntsikelelo Nyauza. 

Striker Gabadinho Mhango, as well as attacking midfielders Deon Hott o and Lorch, are expected to present a significant goal threat up front. 

Due to injuries, they will be missing regular starters Happy Jele and the always-popular Vincent Pule, as well as forwards Tshegofatso Mabasa and Zakhele Lepasa. 

The seasoned Itumeleng Khune will lead Amakhosi, while star midfielder Lebogang Manyama is among those who will miss the game.

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