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OPINION | Why Orlando Pirates could be the dark horse to lift PSL title

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Orlando Pirates team line-up.
Orlando Pirates team line-up.

Although it's way too early to make any sort of concrete judgement, after the action of the MTN8 opening weekend we have a better idea of the shape the three potential title challengers are in.

Defending champions Sundowns were off to a losing start under new management; Kaizer Chiefs showed excellent character to come from a goal down to get off to a winning start under Gavin Hunt while Orlando Pirates overcame the always-dangerous Cape Town City with a 1-0 win at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

With some shrewd additions to their playing squad, and under the guidance of impressive German tactician Josef Zinnbauer, Pirates may be a dark horse to lift this season's PSL title.

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Fixtures
Fri 27 Nov 20 20:00 PM (SAST)
Maritzburg United
SuperSport United
Harry Gwala Stadium
Sat 28 Nov 20 15:30 PM (SAST)
TS Galaxy
Golden Arrows
Mbombela Stadium
Sat 28 Nov 20 15:30 PM (SAST)
Orlando Pirates
Baroka
Orlando Stadium
Results
Wed 25 Nov 20
Bloemfontein Celtic 1
Black Leopards 0
Tue 24 Nov 20
Swallows 1
Kaizer Chiefs 0
Sun 22 Nov 20
Mamelodi Sundowns 4
AmaZulu 3
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Swallows
5
3
11
2. Mamelodi Sundowns
4
3
10
3. Orlando Pirates
4
2
8
4. Baroka
4
2
7