Royal Am Subs: Mpoto, Masuku, Thikazi, Lingwati, Luthuli, Potsane,Mabena, George,Ncobeni.
Royal AM: Nyame,Mkhize,Rikhotso,Mahashe,Monamodi, Mashikinya,Manganyi,Phalane,Mahlasela, Mashiane, Letsoalo.
Pirates Subs: Thuntsane, Peprah, Mosele,Shandu,Tlolane,Zungu, Hlatswayo,Makgaka, Hotto.
Pirates: Mpontshane, Jele, Sam, Ndah, Mako,Mabaso, Monare,Mntambo,Makaringe,Dzvukamanja, Mabasa.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the DSTV Premiership as Orlando Pirates play against Royal AM at the Orlando Stadium.
The match is underway.
Mabasa has a good opportunity to put Pirates ahead but is wide.
Mabasa tracks back effectively to halt a Royal AM attack.
Score update: Pirates 0-0 Royal AM. Pirates will be looking for a win today to kick-start their season.
Dzvukamanja wins a free-kick for Pirates.
Letsoalo is flagged for offside.
Jele gifts Royal AM an indirect free-kick following a studs up challenge.
Letsoalo is hauled back by Jele. Royal AM appeal for a penalty but no decision is given.
Mntambo finds Mabasa with a pass.
Mabasa gets himself a booking.
The game started under frantic circumstances as two players were cautioned early but it's still 0-0.
Close! Mabasa strikes just wide.
GOAL! ROYAL AM! Mashiane shoots from close range with a mere tap-in under lucky circumstances following a defensive error from Pirates. Pirates 1-0 Royal AM.
Nyame gathers easily following a Pirates attack.
Mako sends a ball towards the back post which Mabasa hits into the stands.
The one promising thing for Pirates is that Ndah is effectively rolling the ball throughout the park.
Mahashe steers the ball away, cutting out a Pirates attack.
There will be two minutes of first half stoppage time.
GOAL! PIRATES! MNTAMBO! Mntambo capitalizes with a cross cum shot. Totally unexpected. Pirates 1-1 Royal AM.
The second half is up and running.
Pirates make a change as Shandu is on for Sam.
Pirates had the better in terms of possession in the first half and will be hoping to try and win it in this half.
Pirates make a change as Hlatswayo is on for Jele.
Mkhize comes out and cuts out a ball to halt a Pirates attack.
Dzvukamanja gifts away possession untidily as Royal AM regain possession.
Letsoalo picks up a yellow card.
Mntambo hits a shot but this time his effort is high.
Shot: Shandu produces some good work but in the end Nyame makes a save with his legs.
Phalane hits a shot into the second tier of stands.
Royal AM make a change as Potsane is on for Mashikinya.
Mashiane shoots but it's wide.
Makaringe is down in pain, clutching his leg.
Score Update: Pirates 1-1 Royal. One moment of magic can win it for either side.
Pirates make a change as Makgakga is on with Dzvukamanja going off.
Mntambo has another opportunity to shoot but this time the ball ends up skewing off his boot.
Pirates have an indirect free-kick. Mntambo whips it towards the back post, failing to find Ndah.
Mntambo floats a Pirates free-kick into the box and it just fails to reach Ndah.
+5 Full Time: Pirates 1-1 Royal AM.
Mpontshane comes off his line to stop Letsoalo in his tracks.
Monare is receiving treatment following a painful collision.