Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates captain Oupa Manyisa praised his teammates' determination after their
2-0 win over AS Kaloum in the CAF Confederation Cup third round first leg.
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The Sea Robbers took a big step towards qualifying for the
lucrative group stage of the competition by winning the fixture, grabbing two
away goals and keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Goals from Manyisa himself and Thamsanqa Gabuza ensure the
Buccaneers take a big advantage in the return leg at Orlando Stadium next
"What won us the game is the character we showed,"
he told Soccer Laduma.
"We showed true fighting character and from the word go
we wanted to win the game.
"We knew that an away win would put us at an advantage
to win at home and qualify for the group stages.”
The CAF Confederation Cup represents Pirates last hope of
silverware this season after a disappointing domestic campaign left them fourth
in the Premiership.