Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates take on Kaizer Chefs in the Soweto derby on Saturday, 5 March 2022

Orlando Pirates go above Kaizer Chiefs in LATEST CAF club rankings

Orlando Pirates have officially overtaken Kaizer Chiefs in the latest CAF Club Rankings while Mamelodi Sundowns are just outside the top five!

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates take on Kaizer Chefs in the Soweto derby on Saturday, 5 March 2022

Orlando Pirates have officially overtaken Kaizer Chiefs in the latest CAF Club Rankings while Mamelodi Sundowns are just outside the top five!

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Look away Chiefs fans! Pirates are officially ranked above Amakhosi now.

This is due to their recent CAF Confederation Cup run that saw Mandla Ncikazi’s side reach the final. While Chiefs failed to qualify for any CAF football under Stuart Baxter. Which was one of the main reasons he was axed.

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Neither of the Soweto giants are currently ranked in the top 10.

However, Pirates climbed above their rivals into 11th place after their impressive CAF run this season. Amakhosi unfortunately dropped down to 18th position after failing to qualify last season.

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The famous Orlando Pirates colours. Photo: Archives

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With both sides failing to do so again this season, they will drop even further down.

Thankfully, Sundowns continue to wave the SA flag. They are ranked 6th above African giants TP Mazembe and Zamalek. They will no doubt go into next year’s CAF Champions League as one of the favourites and are expected to climb up next year.

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The latest CAF club rankings were confirmed on iDiskiTimes.

CAF’s updated club ranking:

  1. Al-Ahly (Egypt): 1730 points
  2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco): 1664 pts
  3. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia): 1602 pts
  4. Raja Casablanca (Morocco): 1584 pts
  5. RS Berkane (Morocco): 1579 pts
  6. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa): 1557 pts
  7. TP Mazembe (DRC): 1548 pts
  8. Zamalek (Egypt): 1544 pts
  9. Pyramids (Egypt): 1528 pts
  10. Sahel Star (Tunisia): 1512 pts
  11. Orlando Pirates (South Africa) 1510 pts
  12. Horoya AC (Guinea) 1503 pts
  13. Petro de Luanda (Angola) 1503 pts
  14. Simba SC (Tanzania): 1492 pts
  15. ES Setif (Algeria): 1490 pts
  16. CR Belouizdad (Algeria): 1487 pts
  17. JS Kabylia (Algeria): 1486 pts
  18. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa): 1479 pts
  19. Al-Hilal (Sudan): 1478 pts
  20. Al-Masry (Egypt): 1470 pts

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