Zakhele Lepasa Orlando Pirates

Lepasa celebrates a goal against Cape Town City FC. Image from Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

What time do Pirates play tonight?

DStv Premiership giants Orlando Pirates are back on the grass. It’s CAF Champions League night against Jwaneng Galaxy.

Zakhele Lepasa Orlando Pirates

Lepasa celebrates a goal against Cape Town City FC. Image from Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

It’s a bit hard hard to believe. Jose Riveiro’s Orlando Pirates are winless in three matches. Will Jwaneng Galaxy make it four?

ALSO READ: Ex-Pirates’ former star – ‘My dad bought me a BMW, paid for my house’

ALSO READ: Former Chiefs star earning R2 million per month


Following the unexpected 1-0 loss in Gaborone during the first leg, the Sea Robbers have an evening shift in Soweto tonight.

ALSO READ: Pirates legend gets FIFA approval

ALSO READ: Chiefs signing of the day – African star

In order to seal a place in the CAF Champions League group stages, Pirates need a straight win against the Botswana giants.

Kick off for the game will be 19:30 at the Orlando Stadium.

ALSO READ: Chiefs star shows his beautiful wife and kid


Meanwhile, Pirates coach Riveiro has confirmed that his side will duly go all out for victory.

“It’s a home game against a good team, an opponent that is leading already 1-0, it’s a challenge but we love the challenges,” Riveiro said ahead of the second leg clash per iDiski Times.

“This one is an opportunity to prove that even in difficult circumstances, we can make it, we can be our best version tomorrow and the games we already played in the competition are not going to play tomorrow, it won’t be played tomorrow.

ALSO READ: Pirates star shows half-a-million BMW

“What happened in Botswana is in the past and tomorrow we have the opportunity to write an important page in the club history, for our future, for many things like you hear with the captain, the players really want to go to the competition [group[ stages] and test themselves and test themselves against the best teams in the continent,” he added.

“So if tomorrow we don’t get a result that we’re not wishing, it’s not because of a lack of trying everything, it’s going to be difficult for us, but it’s going to be even more difficult for the opponent for sure,” the Pirates tactician concluded.

How far can Bucs go in the CAFCL this season? Let us know in the comments section below.

You can find more articles from Siseko Gwegwe here.