Absa Premiership

Pirates delayed in Gabon

2015-04-21 15:26
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Cape Town - Orlando Pirates spokesman Mickey Modisane has confirmed that the entire team has been delayed in Gabon.

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Pirates went on to secure a 2-2 draw in their CAF Confederations Cup against CF Mounana on Sunday and due to unavailable flights the Buccaneers are only set to board a plane this evening.

According to KickOff, Modisane says that despite their layover the team will be prepared for their Absa Premiership encounter against University of Pretoria which has been postponed till Friday.

“Look, we were meant to play against Tuks on Tuesday, 21 April but due to unavailability of return flights from Gabon the match was moved to Friday,” Modisane.

“We’ve been in this type of situation before and it will certainly not affect us, when Friday comes we will be ready for the match. The team will land on Wednesday morning and from then we will prepare for Tuks.”

“Players who didn’t travel were working under development coaches just to stay sharp and ready. I didn’t travel to Gabon but I’m sure that the team is not sitting there doing nothing, they are also working hard.”

Pirates and AmaTuks will go head-to-head on Friday evening with a 20:00 kick-off.

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