POTENTIAL HEROES TODAY
LORCH is Pirates’ top goalscorer in this tournament. He has been in the red hot form, scoring three goals in three games. All eyes will be on him again to deliver on a big stage. He is deadly if given space in and around the box.
THE skilful Zimbabwean winger is full of guile and pace. Asavela Mbekile will have to be at his best. He has the responsibility of keeping the winger quiet as a dangerous Chiwapiwa can win the game for Baroka.
PULE is able to deliver on the big stage and last season he was the hero for Bidvest Wits as they lifted the Telkom Knockout crown. He was also key for Pirates in the two Soweto derbies.
MDANTSHANE has been colossal for the Buccaneers in the middle of the park. Against Sundowns he was the chief destroyer in the midfield. His battle with Xola Mlambo will be very interesting.
HIS ability to hold on to the ball and create space for teammates will be crucial for Baroka. Dangerous in the air, he is an old school target man who keeps defenders busy. Pirates need to be wary of him.