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Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah has been nominated for a prestigious Nigerian Defender of the Season award. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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Take a look at all of the latest INJURY updates from the Orlando Pirates camp ahead of today’s clash against Al Ahli Tripoli!

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Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah has been nominated for a prestigious Nigerian Defender of the Season award. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates make the long journey up north to face Libyan giants Al Ahli Tripoli in a crucial CAF Confederation Cup first leg semi-final clash!

The Buccaneers booked their place in the semi-finals after overcoming Tanzanian giants Simba SC in a heated two legged fixture which was decided through a penalty shootout!

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The Libyan giants booked their place in the semi-finals after overcoming fellow Libyan side Al-Ittihad to set up a blockbuster clash against Orlando Pirates.

While things might not be going according to plan for the Buccaneers in terms of their domestic campaign, the Mayfair side have produced a number stunning performances on the continent!

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They’ll need another one of those performances later this evening when they travel to the iconic Martyrs of February Stadium in Benghazi, Libya.

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The Buccaneers will be without utility defender Paseko Mako who has been ruled out until the end of the season following his nasty clash with Richard Ofori last month.

Furthermore, Orlando Pirates will be desperate to get both Olisah Ndah and Vincent Pule back on the field of play. Ndah missed the previous match through injury while Pule’s eagerly awaited return from injury hasn’t been a smooth process.

Ncikazi will be hoping for better treatment!

“One, as Africans, let us change this mentality that when opponents come to Tanzania, you are so hostile to them that you treat them like animals,” the Orlando Pirates coach said following his side’s previous away clash in Tanzania.

“We saw inhumane treatment everywhere we go. We were treated so badly, but this is a game of sports that should unite us. But what you get here are hostility and abuse.

“Why do Africans do this to other Africans? Do you really think the hostility that Orlando Pirates get when we come here … when Simba come to South Africa should we treat them that way?

“The treatment that we got from the stadium to the hotel, from the airport – why do you do this as Africans to other Africans? Are we going to improve the football in the continent?”

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Goodman Mosele of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg on 11 September 2021 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Al Ahli Tripoli vs Orlando Pirates: How to LIVE STREAM for FREE!

Today’s blockbuster CAF Confederation Cup semi-final clash will be televised live on SuperSport Variety 3.

You can also live stream Orlando Pirates’ match against Al Ahli on TELKOMONE. Simply create a free account and stream the match on the SABC Sport TELKOMONE channel.

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