Orlando Pirates head coach Rhulani Mokwena has chopped and changed his midfield in the past two months, but one of the constant features in the heart of the midfield has been Fortune Makaringe.

Ahead of the Soweto derby against arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium this weekend, Makaringe is relishing another opportunity to start in front of a sold out spectacle at the Calabash.

Mokwena last week spoke about managing a big squad and giving all the 34 registered players a chance to play.

Makaringe has featured in 9 of the 10 league games this season, proving how vital he’s been to this team. How does the constant changes affect the rhythm and tactics of the team?

The former Maritzburg United playmaker gets excited when talking about the game model of the Buccaneers.

Bucs are coming to this crucial game against Chiefs without the services of their captain Happy Jele, who was sent-off during a midweek game against Maritzburg United.

It remains to be seen which pair at centre-back Mokwena will choose to go with. But according to Makaringe, they have got capable players to take over. – Report by Velile Mnyandu