South-Africa

Pirates: Lasers were a problem

2013-11-11 09:13
Lucky Lekgwathi (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi has admitted that the green lasers shone at them by Al Ahly fans were disruptive.

As it happened: Al Ahly v Pirates

Pirates lost 2-0 (3-1 aggregate) in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final in Cairo on Sunday, but the game was marred by Al Ahly fans shining lasers on the Pirates players throughout the game.

Mohamed Abou-Treika scored for the hosts nine minutes after half-time and left the Buccaneers desperate to find a goal.

The breakthrough never came for the visitors, and Al Ahly displayed contrastingly clinical finishing as they picked up a second goal through Ahmed Abdelzaher in the 78th minute.

Pirates, however, had their chances on the night but were wasteful in attack.

In an interview with the Soccer-Laduma website, the Bucs skipper said he is proud of his boys and that they showed a lot of character throughout the game. He also congratulated Al Ahly on their victory.

However, he did admit that the lasers "were a problem" but said they would bounce back as they turn their attention to their domestic campaign.



Green lasers disrupt Pirates' Thabo Matlaba and Al Ahly's Abdallah El-Said (AFP).

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