Orlando Pirates to play CAF Champions League match at Orlando Stadium
Posted: 29 January 2013 Time: 3:07 pm
Orlando Pirates say they have “learnt from their mistakes” and will take their CAF Champions League game against Comoros club Djabal to Orlando Stadium.
The fixture is set for just under a week after the final of the Africa Cup of Nations: February 16 at 8pm.
Pirates are returning to the CAF competition for a second year in succession, after being booted out of the tournament by Recreativo Libolo of Angola in Port Elizabeth last year.
Roger de Sa has made it plain he wants to keep the match in Orlando, and it seems the coach has got his wish.
“We learnt from our mistakes in the past but this year we are determined to do well in the CAF Champions League,” Pirates communication manager Mickey Modisane says. “We also still have a League title to fight for and we hope to do well in our first League match against SuperSport United on February 13.”
Modisane confirms that Bucs’ League match against Moroka Swallows, which was set to be played on February 17 at Dobsonville Stadium, has been postponed to February 26, at the same venue.