Red Devils deny Pirates glory

2013-11-10 20:13
Tlou Segolela (AFP)

Cairo - Orlando Pirates have failed in their search to don a second star as they lost 2-0 to Al-Ahly in the second leg of the Caf Champions League final in Cairo on Sunday.

The Egyptian side won the two-leg affair 3-1 on aggregate after drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Orlando Stadium on November 2.

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

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

In the first half, Pirates had their first dip at goal in the ninth minute with a free kick from 25 metres out.

Al Ahly replied with their first meaningful sojourn into the Pirates half with a sharp chance on the quarter hour mark.

The goal came for Al Ahly in the 54th minute.

The shot came in from outside the box by Abdallah Said which was blocked by a Pirates defender.

Even a red card for Al Ahly player Sherif Abdel-Fadil in the 83rd minute could not help Pirates mount an unlikely comeback.


Al Ahly: (0) 2 (Aboutrika 54’, Abdel-Zaher 79’)

Orlando Pirates: 0

Al Ahly win 3-1 on aggregate


Al Ahly:

Sherif Ekramy, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Naguib, Sayed Moawad, Ahmed Fathi, Hosssam Ashour, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman (Kenawi 73’), Mohamed Abou-Treika (Meteab 90+2’), Ahmed Abdelzaher (Rabiea 85’)

Orlando Pirates:

Senzo Meyiwa, Lucky Lekgwathi, Thabo Matlaba, Rooi Mahamutsa, Ayanda Gcaba, Lehohonolo Masalesa (Ntshumayelo 90+4’), Oupa Manyisa, Sifiso Myeni, Tlou Segolela (Mbesuma 76’), Daine Klate (Makola 86’), Lennox Bacela


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