Pirates target nothing but win over Platinum

Pirates target nothing but win over Platinum
Seth Parusnath of Golden Arrows challenged by Musa Nyatama of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates at the Suger Ray Xulu Stadium, Clermont on the 02 March 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Mar 07, 2019. 17:00

Orlando Pirates will face off with FC Platinum in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League match on Friday.

Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT.

The Group B encounter is set to be played at the Orlando Stadium in the South African city of Johannesburg.

The South African giants were beaten 2-0 by Tunisian side Esperance de Tunis away in their fourth Group B match last month.

As a result, Pirates moved down to third place on the group standings and they are three points behind the leaders, Esperance.

Justin Shonga, who has scored four goals in this year's tournament, will be looking to add to his tally and help Pirates overcome Platinum.

Meanwhile, Platinum were beaten 2-0 by Guinean champions Horoya AC away in their fourth Group B game last month.

The defeat left the Zimbabwean side placed fourth on the group standings - four points behind third-placed Pirates.

Petros Mhari, the Platinum captain, will be keen to play an important role in helping his side secure a win over Pirates.

Gabonese match Eric Otogo-Castane will be in charge of the game between Pirates and Platinum.




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