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Pirates humiliated by Champions League exit

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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.


25 Aug 2019
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Pirates humiliated by Champions League exit

Rulani Mokwena. Pic: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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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