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Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town

A brace for Orlando Pirates' MDC team over the weekend could see Thabiso Kutumela in the reckoning for the clash with Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old, who has only played 11 first-team minutes this season, got both goals in Pirates' 2-1 win over AmaZulu last weekend and he will add to coach Milutin Sredojevic's options up front.

However, the likes of defender Nkosinathi Mthiyani, goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane, midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni and winger Riyaad Norodien will all likely remain sidelined with injury.

Bucs head into the game in a confident mood, having claimed four points from their opening two league fixtures of the season.

Ajax, meanwhile, have picked up only one point this term after drawing with Golden Arrows and losing to Maritzburg United.

Former Urban Warriors skipper Travis Graham remains in limbo as he seemingly seeks a move away from the club.

Ajax returnee Mario Booysen could be in line to make his latest 'debut' for the club after recently joining from Mamelodi Sundowns, with Rivaldo Coetzee going the other way.

Neither team has any suspensions for the clash at the Orlando Stadium, the 29th time the they will meet. Pirates have won 15 of the previous encounters and Ajax just five.

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