South Africa will come to a standstill tonight when Mamelodi Sundowns host Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership.

The two giants lock horns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in what will be both side’s first matches of 2024.

The Brazilians head into tonight’s match unbeaten in the DStv Premiership, comfortably sitting atop the log standings.

Orlando Pirates on the other hand will be desperate to not only claim much needed bragging rights but also earn a vital three points. A victory will move Jose Riveiro’s side into the top four.

Follow all of the live action from tonight’s blockbuster clash between Sundowns and Pirates below.

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Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates: LIVE updates

Starting lineups

Orlando Pirates XI: Chaine, Maela, Xoki, Ndah, Monyane, Timm, Makhaula, Hotto, Maswanganyi, Saleng, Makgopa.

Subs: Buthelezi, Sibisi, Lebitso, Mbatha, Ndlondlo, Kimvuidi, Pule, Mofokeng, Marou

Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Williams, Morena, Boutouil, Lunga, Lebusa, Aubaas, Mkhulise, Allende, Lorch, Ribeiro, Shalulile.

Subs: D. Onyango, B. Onyango, Mdunyelwa, Maboe, Mbule, Mendieta, Esquivel, Nku, Sirino.

Action at Loftus Versfeld Stadium gets underway at 20:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL as well as SABC1.

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Mothibi on potential Lorch booing!

“I am not able to say who mustn’t boo who and I do not have control over that. Lorch has been a fan favourite at Pirates and if the supporters feel that booing him to unsettle him is something that will work for the team against Sundowns, I won’t blame them.” Orlando Pirates legend James Mothibi told SoccerLaduma.

“But I am not condoning the booing of players especially if it’s done in an appropriate manner. My understanding is that in football you can unsettle the opposition in an appropriate way if you feel that will help your team to win the match.”

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