Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows will be without some of their key players for the Soweto Derby clash in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday evening at Orlando Stadium.
Pirates have been inconsistent since the start of the 2023/24 campaign, failing to find a consistent winning formula in the league.
Despite winning the MTN8 final against Mamelodi Sundowns early in the season, the Buccaneers have struggled to replicate the same form in the league.
Pirates won four games in the league, drew another four and lost in three occasion in 11 games played thus far. They are currently lying ninth on the log with 16 points.
Meanwhile, Swallows have also had a slow start to the season as they sit sixth on the league table with 16 points. The Dube Birds won five games, drawing three while suffering three defeats.
With Pirates and Swallows facing off in the highly-anticipated league clash with Kick-off set for 19:30 in Soweto, the two sides will be missing their key players.
ORLANDO PIRATES TO MISS THABANG MONARE AGAINST SWALLOWS
The Jose Riveiro-coached team will be without the services of Thabang Monare who was red carded in the goalless draw against Richards Bay FC on Saturday, 25 November.
Monare has featured in 17 matches in all competitions for Pirates in the heart of the midfield this season.
On the other hand, Swallows will be without two of their key players in Lantshene Phalane and Tshegofatso Mabasa.
Mabasa who is on loan from Pirates got his fourth yellow card of the season against Kaizer Chiefs at Dobsonville Stadium last week.
The former Bloemfontein Celtics talisman has netted six goals for Swallows in 13 appearances in all competitions.
Another suspended player for Swallows is Phalane who also accumulated his forth yellow card against Chiefs.
Phalane has been a regular starter under Steve Komphela at Swallows after featuring in 12 games in all competitions.
Furthermore, AmaZulu FC will be without Augustin Kwem when they face Sundowns on Wednesday, while the Brazilians will miss Bongani Zungu.