Absa Premiership

Pirates get Al Ahly, Zamalek

2013-05-14 14:45
Orlando Pirates (File)
Johannesburg - The draw for the 2013 CAF Champions League Group Stages was conducted on Tuesday, May 14, at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, Orlando Pirates, who are representing South Africa in Africa’s most prestigious club tournament, have been drawn into Group A, alongside AC Leopards (DRC), Zamalek (Egyptian) and Al Ahly (Egyptian).

Group B comprises of Recreativo Libolo (Angola), Esperance (Tunisia), Sewe Sport (Ivory Coast) and Coton Sport (Cameroon).

The group stages consists of eight teams, parted into two groups of four teams each. Each team in their respective group will play each other twice, in a home and away leg, whereafter the top two sides from each group will qualify for the semi-final stage.

 Bucs, who won the CAF Champions League title in 1995, are looking to go all the way with their current crop of players and earn a second star for the Soweto giants.

By reaching the group stages, Bucs are guaranteed $400 000 (+/-R3.6 million), while the winners of the overall competition will bag $1.5 million (+/-R13 million).

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