Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will be looking to put one foot
in the CAF Confederations Cup group stages when they face AS Kaloum in the
play-offs on Friday.
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The Buccaneers are hoping to make up for an abject domestic
season by going on a deep run in continental competition, and continue their
hunt against the reigning Guinea top-flight champions in the first leg this
The match will, however, take place in Mali over fears of
the Ebola virus in Guinea, with Stade Modibo in Bamako playing host to the
The Sea Robbers will now be looking to replicate their form
from previous rounds, having thrashed Uganda Revenue Authority 4-3 and CF
Mounana 5-2 on their way to the play offs.
Pirates most recently came back from two goals down to draw
2-2 against Ajax Cape Town on the final day of the Premiership season.
In team news, Pirates coach Eric Tinkler will be without
Thandani Ntshumayelo after he picked up an injury in training this week,
although he proves the only fresh absentee for the Soweto giants.
Kick-off is at 17:00 (SA time).