African Soccer 27.9.2018 05:18 pm

Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings

Although they are still ranked below their rivals Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates have been one of the biggest movers in the African club rankings.

According to the latest rankings published by Footballdatabase.com, the Buccaneers have gained 193 points and are now placed 27th in Africa.

Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings
Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings

Pirates close gap on Chiefs in African club rankings

Although they are still ranked below their rivals Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates have been one of the biggest movers in the African club rankings.

Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job
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Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job

Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin has become the sole coach of the national team after Pierre-Francois Aubame Eyang, father of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, refused an offer to join the set-up.
Enyimba discover scoring form to rout Rayon
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Enyimba discover scoring form to rout Rayon

Enyimba of Nigeria brushed aside months of poor finishing to thrash Rayon Sports of Rwanda 5-1 Sunday and reach the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals.
No need for Bafana to panic – Modiba
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No need for Bafana to panic – Modiba

SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana versatile player Aubrey Modiba has called for calm ahead of the national team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Benhalib nearer Caf Cup record after winner for Raja
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Benhalib nearer Caf Cup record after winner for Raja

Mahmoud Benhalib moved closer to a Caf Confederation Cup record by scoring the winner for Raja Casablanca of Morocco on Sunday in a 2-1 quarter-final first leg victory over CARA in Congo Brazzaville.
Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment
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Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.
Salah scores twice, misses two penalties in Egypt romp
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Salah scores twice, misses two penalties in Egypt romp

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah scored twice and missed two penalties as Egypt made a dream debut under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre by crushing Niger 6-0 Saturday in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
Ten-man Kenya shock Ghana in Africa Cup qualifying
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Ten-man Kenya shock Ghana in Africa Cup qualifying

Ten-man Kenya stunned Ghana 1-0 in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F qualifier on Saturday to put their campaign back on track after losing the opening match.
Scare for debutant Seedorf as Comoros hold Cameroon
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Scare for debutant Seedorf as Comoros hold Cameroon

Former Dutch star Clarence Seedorf made a disappointing debut as Cameroon coach when they were held 1-1 by minnows Comoros Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Bafana held to a goalless draw by Libya
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Bafana held to a goalless draw by Libya

Stuart Baxter’s side didn’t really do enough to deserve to win the game.
Blow by blow: South Africa vs Libya
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Blow by blow: South Africa vs Libya

Bafana will be hoping to put the injury withdrawals behind them as victory will see their qualification dreams nearing the reality zone.
National call-ups force Pitso’s hand
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National call-ups force Pitso’s hand

The international break presents him with the opportunity to work on new signing Phakamani Mahlambi’s fitness.
Bafana coach hoping for better luck in Durban
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Bafana coach hoping for better luck in Durban

Baxter did admit that his side must not make the same mistakes they made against Cape Verde in Durban, if they are to succeed against Libya.
Billiat included in Zimbabwe squad for Congo trip – report
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Billiat included in Zimbabwe squad for Congo trip – report

Team manager Wellington Mupandare has confirmed that Khama Billiat will make the trip to Brazzaville despite the uncertainty surrounding his fitness.
Ex-Pirates midfielder finds new home
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Ex-Pirates midfielder finds new home

Bernard Morrison has joined DRC Ligue 1 outfit DC Motema Pembe.
African champions Wydad paired with unimpressive Setif
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African champions Wydad paired with unimpressive Setif

Title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco were paired with Entente Setif of Algeria, the least impressive qualifiers, when the CAF Champions League quarter-final draw was made in Cairo on Monday.
Egypt begin new coaching era against Niger
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Egypt begin new coaching era against Niger

Egypt begins a new era when they face Niger in their Group J Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers clash at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Saturday.
Mixed luck for Enyimba in CAF Cup draw
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Mixed luck for Enyimba in CAF Cup draw

Enyimba of Nigeria had mixed luck when the draw for the CAF Confederation Cup knockout rounds was made in Cairo on Monday.
Lesotho coach upbeat about chances against Cape Verde
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Lesotho coach upbeat about chances against Cape Verde

Moses Maliehe has declared his team ready for the Africa Cup of Nations Group L clash against Cape Verde in Maseru on Sunday.
Banyana’s Cosafa Cup opponents revealed
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Banyana’s Cosafa Cup opponents revealed

Hosts and defending champions South Africa have been drawn against Botswana, Madagascar and Malawi in the 2018 Cosafa Women’s Championship.
Happy homecoming as Enyimba snatch dramatic win
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Happy homecoming as Enyimba snatch dramatic win

Wasiu Alalade scored in stoppage time to give Enyimba of Nigeria a 1-0 homecoming victory over CARA of Congo Brazzaville Wednesday and a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals place.
Sundowns have lots to learn – Pitso
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Sundowns have lots to learn – Pitso

Pitso Mosimane said Sundowns still have plenty to learn in the Caf Champions League, after they were eliminated in the group stages on Tuesday night for the first time in three years.
We tried all we could – Pitso
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We tried all we could – Pitso

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his side threw everything at Horoya AC on Tuesday night, but even their best was not enough as they bowed out of the Caf Champions League.
Sundowns crash out of Champions League
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Sundowns crash out of Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns crashed out of the Caf Champions League as they were held to a 0-0 draw by AC Horoya in a Group C match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Blow by blow: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Horoya
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Blow by blow: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Horoya

It’s do or die for Mamelodi Sundowns as they welcome high flying Horoya of Guinea in a win at all costs Group C encounter at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday in Pretoria.
Mosimane: Even an own goal will do
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Mosimane: Even an own goal will do

Pitso Mosimane is so desperate to advance to the quarterfinals of the Caf Champions League, that he does not mind if the opposition score an own-goal for his Mamelodi Sundowns outfit.

 

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