Pirates humiliated by Champions League exit

Pirates humiliated by Champions League exit

Rulani Mokwena. Pic: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

I guess it was asking for trouble a little, with the benefit of hindsight, when Orlando Pirates produced a new kit this season, that gave a nod to the team that won the 1995 Caf Champions League.

No one, however, could have predicted that disaster would follow so quickly, with the Buccaneers dropping out of the 2019/20 Caf Champions League in the very first qualifying round. There were mitigating circumstances, in the sense that their head coach Milutin Sredojevic walked out of the club, to take up a lucrative offer at Zamalek in Egypt, midway through the tie against Green Eagles, and it remains a mystery exactly how much was known about the Serbian’s imminent departure when the Buccaneers lost the first leg 1-0 in Zambia. Yet Pirates should really have been able to turn the tie...




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