Orlando Pirates lose and fail to qualify for Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – A three-match bid by Orlando Pirates to play in Africa next season ended in failure on Monday when they fell 2-0 to SuperSport United in the final match of the South African Premiership season. Needing at least a five-goal victory to snatch a CAF Confederation Cup place, the Buccaneers fell behind on […]
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Africa beckons for Royal after dramatic draw with Orlando Pirates

Johannesburg (AFP) – Royal AM equalised in added time to draw 2-2 with Orlando Pirates in the South African Premiership on Friday, and move closer to playing in Africa just 10 months after becoming a top-flight club. Having conceded twice within seven minutes of the kick-off in Durban, Royal halved the two-goal deficit on 79 […]
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Finalists Orlando Pirates vow to avoid another Moroccan mauling

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club Orlando Pirates aim to dispel the belief that they are easy prey for Moroccan rivals by defeating Renaissance Berkane in the CAF Confederation Cup final in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday. The Buccaneers from Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg suffered a 5-1 aggregate hammering from Raja Casablanca in the […]
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Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup final despite shock home defeat

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup final on Sunday despite a shock 1-0 loss to Libyan visitors Al Ahly Tripoli in a semi-final second leg. Pirates built a 2-0 first-leg lead in Benghazi last Sunday and qualified 2-1 on aggregate for a second final appearance in the second-tier […]
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Pirates sweep toward CAF Cup final, teen Bakata is Mazembe hero

Johannesburg (AFP) – Innocent Maela and Goodman Mosele scored inside 30 minutes as Orlando Pirates of South Africa swept to a 2-0 win at Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya on Sunday in a CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first leg. The Soweto Buccaneers were too organised in defence and too clinical in attack for the hosts […]
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Ghanaians Ofori, Peprah help Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup semis

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghanaians Richard Ofori and Kwame Peprah played key roles as South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a penalty shootout victory over Tanzanian visitors Simba. Pirates won a stoppage-ridden quarter-final second leg 1-0 in Soweto thanks to a headed goal from forward Peprah, with TV […]
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Unhappy Jele as Orlando Pirates sunk by Simba in CAF Cup

Johannesburg (AFP) – Orlando Pirates of South Africa captain Happy Jele conceded a penalty that Shomari Kapombe converted to give Simba of Tanzania a 1-0 win on Sunday in a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg. A scrappy affair before a capacity 60,000 crowd in Dar es Salaam appeared to be heading toward a goalless […]
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Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup quarter-finals despite red card

Johannesburg (AFP) – Full-back Ntsikelelo Nyauza scored with a powerful header as South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a 2-0 win over JS Saoura in Algeria. Nyauza struck on 48 minutes and Kabelo Dlamini doubled the lead just three minutes later with a clinical side-footed finish at […]
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German Zinnbauer quits Orlando Pirates after season-opening loss

Johannesburg (AFP) – German Josef Zinnbauer quit as coach of leading South African club Orlando Pirates on Monday after losing his first match of the season, the club announced. The 51-year-old, who took charge of the Soweto outfit in 2019, did not mention  the surprise 2-1 home defeat by Swallows in a MTN 8 knockout […]
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