Absa Premiership

Preview: Orlando Pirates v URA

2015-03-13 14:59
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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 this season.

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.

 

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