Orlando Pirates

Pirates have one more massive achievement to chase, here’s the mission

Do all Orlando Pirates fans know that qualifying for the CAF Champions League is still on? If so, do you know what Bucs need?

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates may still be bleeding from the CAF Confederation Cup final defeat to RS Berkane last weekend, but there’s still some consolation to find.


Things change, every club in the PSL has dreams of playing the CAFCL these days. At a club like the Buccaneers, qualifying or not qualifying for the competition can be the difference between success and failure.

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Co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids now have three games to try and return champions league football to the Orlando Stadium – while there’s another result Orlando Pirates fans need to pray for.

Here’s what the club needs:

  1. Win all three remaining games
  2. Should Orlando Pirates win all three games, they need to score a total of four goals to surpass Cape Town City’s goal difference
  3. Mamelodi Sundowns to beat Royal AM.

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Eyes on Africa for the CAFCL alongside Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @thandi_399 / Twitter

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So who are Orlando Pirates playing in the existing three matches? Which games will be home and which will be on the road?

  • Tuesday 24 May: Maritzburg United (home)
  • Friday 27 May: Royal AM (away)
  • Monday 30 May: SuperSport United (away).

Will the Soweto giants make it? The dream could be all over by Monday night if AM grab a win against Sundowns.

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