Where to watch Richards Bay vs Orlando Pirates in the Carling Knockout Cup

Where to watch Richards Bay vs Orlando Pirates in the Carling Knockout Cup
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Orlando Pirates will travel to lock horns with Richards Bay in the quarterfinal of the Carling Knockout Cup competition on Saturday afternoon.

The match will kick off at 15:00 South African Standard Time at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Which of these teams will be left standing when it's all said and done?

 

How both teams have fared in the Carling Knockout

Richards Bay

Richards Bay FC have struggled in the Premier Soccer League this season with just a win in their first ten league games. They sit 15th on the table and are in danger of facing relegation at the end of the season.

While their league woes have continued, Kaitano Tembo guided the team past Moroka Swallows in the first round of this competition.

Kaitano Tembo preparing his side Richards Bay ahead of Orlando Pirates' clash
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Abel Mabaso and Yanela Mbuthuma scored either side of a strike from Gabadinho Mhango to earn a 2-1 win over the Swallows last month.

The Natal Rich BoyZ will be looking to reproduce their performance on that day when they take on the Buccaneers.

Orlando Pirates

Jose Riveiro's side have not impressed so much too in the league this campaign, they've managed two wins in eight league games and are without a win in their last three games.

However, Pirates were victorious in their last outing in the Carling Knockout; second half goals from Tapelo Xoki and Kermit Erasmus were enough to knock out Cape Town Spurs and advance into the quarter-finals.

Orlando Pirates are seen as cup specialists in recent times in South African football, and will fancy their chances against Richards Bay side currently in bad shape.

Players in action during Orlando Pirates vs Richards Bay
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Players to keep an eye on in Richards Bay vs Orlando Pirates game

Sanele Barns (Richards Bay)

Barns has shown potential down the flank for Richards Bay this season. His ability to effortlessly maneuver in attacking positions presents challenging tasks for the Buccaneers backline.

Now in his second season in the top flight, the winger is currently the team's top goal scorer this campaign and will be looking to add to his tally in the all-important affair at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Monnapule Saleng (Orlando Pirates)

Orlando Pirates winger Monnapule Saleng has been one of the stand-out performers in the current season. He has been a top performer in all competitions for the Buccaneers.

While Saleng has not got the goals for the team so far this campaign like he did last season, he has contributed 8 assists across all competitions for the MTN8 champions.

In addition, Saleng has looked to have a love affair in cup games as he has been decisive in the team's recent success in cup competitions. He can make the difference once more as Riveiro's men chase for a place in the last four.

Where to watch Richards Bay vs Orlando Pirates live and ticket info

Football fans in South Africa anticipate this clash where both teams look to make the semifinals of this competition for the first time in history.

Richards Bay vs Orlando Pirates game will be televised live on SuperSport PSL channel and SABC 1.

Fans of both clubs can also follow the action by keeping an eye on live updates posted across Richards Bay and Pirates' social media platforms.

Tickets are available online on TicketPro and selected outlets. The match kicks off at 15:00 South African Standard Time.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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