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22 Jan 2019
7:01 pm

Blow by blow: Orlando Pirates vs Baroka FC

Orlando Pirates will be aiming to move level on points with log leaders Bidvest Wits when they host Baroka FC in the Absa Premiership at Orlando Stadium this evening.

Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates climbs up Onkabetse Makgantai of Baroka FC during the2018 Telkom Knockout Finals game between Baroka FC and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 08 December 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

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Bucs are in the race for the league title and head into this game on 31 points after 17 games, three points behind leaders Bidvest Wits, who are on 34 points and have played one game more.

The last time the sides met Bakgaga denied Bucs a trophy when they won 3-2 on penalties to be crowned Telkom Knockout champions in December.

Baroka on the other side will not only be aiming to cause an upset against Pirates, but will also be looking to move out of the relegation zone.

Bakgaga are currently 14th on the log after winning only three matches out of the 17 game played so far this season.

 

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