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Orlando Pirates’ CAF dream ends with SuperSport United defeat

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates will Not compete in the African CAF competition in the 2022/23 season.

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That was confirmed when the Buccaneers lost 2-0 to Super Sport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Monday in the final game of the DStv Premiership season.

Orlando Pirates had to win five clear goals to secure that all-important third place overall, which would have been good enough to qualify for next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.

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Unfortunately, they never threatened to reach their goal – and even “shot” the opening goal in the 20th minute of the game through an own goal by the midfielder into the wrong net Fortune Maka rings.

To increase their misery Happy Jele was shown a red card in the 66th minute, reducing the Buccaneers to 10 men for the remainder of the game.

Lungu Ghampani doubled Matsatsantsa’s lead from the resulting penalty.

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The Orlando Pirates ended up sixth on the table with 44 points, a gaping 21 points behind the champions Mamelodi Sunsets.

SuperSport United booked an MTN8 pitch

Meanwhile, SuperSport United’s victory was enough to catapult them to eighth place in the last minute and earn the Pretoria side a spot next season MTN8 Tournament where they face Mamelodi Sundowns.

Golden Arrows was the unfortunate team eliminated thanks to SuperSport United’s victory.

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Mamelodi sunsets and Cape Town City FC Mzansi will be represented in the CAF Champions League next season during Royal AM and Marumo Gallanten will raise the flag in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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Orlando Pirates’ CAF dream ends with SuperSport United defeat

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