Pirates receive warm welcome in Egypt

Pirates receive warm welcome in Egypt
Sifiso Myeni of Orlando Pirates battles with Hossam Ashour of Al Ahly

by Bertin Basson

Friday Oct 02, 2015. 17:14

Orlando Pirates received a warm welcome on their arrival in Egypt on Friday.

The Buccaneers landed in Cairo earlier today having spent the night in Dubai and will arrive in Suez via a bus later this afternoon.

Eric Tinkler's troops take on Al Ahly in a CAF Confederations Cup second-leg semifinal clash at the Suez Stadium on Sunday evening.

With the game set to be played behind closed doors, Pirates will fancy their chances of getting one back on the Egyptian giants.


A Thamsanqa Gabuza goal handed the Soweto side a 1-0 win at Orlando Stadium last month.

Orlando Pirates media officer Thandi Merafe tweeted several photos of Pirates players alongside adoring Egyptian fans, you can see the pictures on her twitter page here:


Kick-off is at 20h30.

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