Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will get their CAF
Confederations Cup campaign up and running on Saturday when they take on Uganda
Revenue Authority at the Orlando Stadium.
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The Buccaneers earned a bye through to the first round of
this year's tournament, meaning this weekend's clash is their first piece of
continental action since the 2013 CAF Champions League final, where they lost
to Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
The Soweto outfit will now be looking to fly the flag for
South Africa in the continent's second-tier club cup competition; with Eric
Tinkler's side the last remaining representatives of the country after Bidvest
Wits suffered a shock exit in the preliminary rounds.
Pirates head into the match on the back of a decent run in
the Premiership, where they have gone undefeated in their last 10 outings,
while they also booked their place in the Nedbank Cup last 16 after cruising
past Tornado FC 4-0.
On the team front, Buc are expected to start with both
Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kermit Erasmus up front, although Mwape Musonda will be
hoping to get his chance to impress, despite having made just two appearances
Tinkler is also without any suspensions to worry about, and
could therefore name his strongest possible XI as he looks to make a deep run
in the tournament.
URA, meanwhile, secured their progression to the first round
after overcoming ASSM Elgeco Plus of Madagascar 4-2 on aggregate, although they
will take on Pirates without star striker Robert Ssentongo, who is suspended.