Cape Town - Orlando Pirates take on A.S Kaloum in the CAF Confederations Cup. Here is a round up of how they came about to play the Buccaneers.
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So who are Kaloum and what can the Buccaneers expect from
their Guinean counterparts?
According to the clubs official website, Kaloum is a club based in Conakry, Guinea. The club was
established in 1958 and it currently competes in the Guinée Championnat
National (equivalent to the Absa Premiership).
They are the current defending champions of the league
however, due to their involvement in the CAF Champions League playoffs this year,
A.S.K (nickname) have found it difficult in their domestic league.
A.S.K are currently in eight position (twelve-team league),
eight points behind current leaders Horoya FC albeit with two games still to
Pirates take on Kaloum at 17:00 (SA time) on May 15.
Road to CAF Confederation Playoff
Kaloum have qualified for this stage of the competition
after losing against Algerian outfit USM Alger in the third round of the CAF
USM Alger qualified for the group stages of the Champions
League after defeating Kaloum Star 2-1 on aggregate.
Kaloum Star 2-1 Sewe Sport
Sewe Sport 1-1 Kaloum Star
Zesco 1-1 Kaloum Star
Kaloum Star 2-1 Zesco
USM Alger 2-1 Kaloum Star
Kaloum Star 1-1 USM Alger
Full Name: Association
Team Colours: Yellow
Head Coach: François