Buccaneers eyeing revenge against Al-Ittihad

Buccaneers eyeing revenge against Al-Ittihad
Paseka Mako of Orlando Pirates is challenged by Elmehdi Elhouni of Al Ittihad during the CAF Confederation Cup 2021/22 game between Al Ittihad and Orlando Pirates at Martyrs of February Stadium in Benghazi, Libya on 20 February 2022 © Abbas Farda/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Apr 03, 2022. 10:00

Orlando Pirates will be looking to clinch top spot in Group B when they host Al-Ittihad at the Orlando Stadium on matchday 6 in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2)

The Buccaneers have already secured their place in the quarter-finals of the competition after picking up 12 points from the opening five matches in the group phase.

Pirates beat JS Saoura 2-0 in Algiers on matchday 5 to book their passage to the knockout stages and they will be gunning for revenge after losing 3-2 to Al Ameed in Benghazi in the second round of group games.

The Soweto giants will have the added bonus of welcoming back ‘The Ghost’ following the announcement this week that supporters will be allowed to attend matches around the country again.

The 17-time Libyan champions trail Bucs by just two points in second position and have their own ambitions of topping the group after winning the home leg.

Mohamed Kouki’s side left it late to triumph over Royal Leopards late time out, with Sanad Al Warfali scoring at the death to hand them a narrow 3-2 victory on home soil.

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