Pirates haunted by record from 2016


Orlando Pirates travel to Cape Town, where they are set to face Stellenbosch on Saturday, hoping to end what has been a lengthy run without victory.

Pirates face Stellenbosch in an Absa Premiership re-match of their Telkom Knockout first round fixture which they won 1-0 at Orlando Stadium last weekend.

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The Buccaneers languish down in eight position on the current league table, having managed just two wins from their opening seven fixtures.

Though they will take confidence from having beaten Stellies a few days ago, their Cape hoodoo poses a threat to their ambitions of claiming their first three-point haul since 14 September, when they last beat Chippa United.

Rhulani Mokwena’s side has been struggling for consistency thus far, with the young tactician still trying to find his feet since taking over from Milutin Sredojevic back in August.

But having previously served as assistant coach since 2017, he will be well aware of the fact that his side have yet to claim victory in the Western Cape since his arrival at the club.

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In fact, Pirates fans will have to go back all the way to Muhsin Ertugral’s brief tenure to reminisce over their last victory, which came in September 2016 against Ajax Cape Town, who have since been relegated to the Glad Africa Championship.

Pirates’ last six visits to Cape Town:

2-2 vs CTC (4/5/19)

0-1 vs CTC (28/4/18)

0-1 vs CTC (14/3/18 – Nedbank Cup)

0-3 vs Ajax (31/1/18)

2-2 vs CTC (18/2/17)

2-1 vs Ajax (13/9/16)

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