Pirates' fixture schedule tightened

With the Buccaneers engaged in CAF Champions League duties, the League have hand to shift several of the club's domestic fixtures in order to accomodate their travels across the continent, much in the same way as they have done with Mamelodi Sundowns in the past and present.

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It was since announced on Tuesday that Pirates' scheduled visit to Matsatsantsa has been brought forward by a week – from Wednesday, February 27 to 20.

The Soweto outfit are set to face arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby this weekend, before travelling to take on Tunisian giants Esperance three days later.

They were then scheduled to play only play again on February 23 at home against AmaZulu, but the PSL have saw fit to squeeze in their outing to the Tswane side three days prior.

The initial ficture was also scheduled to take place at the Mbombela Stadium – SuperSport's alternate home ground, and it has since been confirmed that this will remain the case.

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The last time the two sides met at Orlando Stadium in September, Bucs marched away with a 3-1 victory, thanks to strikes from Vincent Pule, Thembinkosi Lorch and Ben Motshwari.

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