Pirates out to complete Al Ahli double

Pirates out to complete Al Ahli double
Mohamed Aleyat of Al Ahli Tripoli challenges Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates during the CAF Confederation Cup 2021/22 Semifinal 1st Leg match between Al Ahli Tripoli and Orlando Pirates held at the Martyrs of February Stadium in Benina, Libya on 8 May 2022 ©Abbas Farda/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday May 14, 2022. 11:00

Orlando Pirates will battle it out with Al Ahli Tripoli in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final encounter on Sunday.


Kick-off is at 6:00 pm CAT (SA, GMT+2).


The second-leg match is set to be played at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, a suburb of the biggest city in South Africa, Johannesburg.


The Buccaneers are in complete control of this tie having claimed a 2-0 win over their Libyan opposition in the first-leg encounter in Benghazi on May 8


Innocent Maela and Goodman Mosele scored as the visitors’ recorded their second successive victory in Africa’s secondary club tournament.


The defeat ended Al Ahli’s seven-match unbeaten run in Confederation Cup, but they are undefeated in their last three games on the road.


However, Pirates, who won the 1996 CAF Super Cup, are no pushovers at home as they are enjoying a 14-match unbeaten run at their iconic home ground, Orlando Stadium.


The winner on aggregate between the two sides will take on either RS Berkane of Morocco or DR Congolese giants TP Mazembe in the final.


The final will be played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria on May 20.


Pirates and Al Ahli will meet for the second time in a competitive match as the first-leg clash was their first-ever meeting.


The last time Bucs hosted a Libyan club they were held to a 0-0 draw by Al Ittihad in a Group B encounter on April 3.







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