2022 CAF Confederation Cup: Road to the Final " Orlando Pirates ".
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2022 CAF Confederation Cup: Road to the Final ” Orlando Pirates “.

As we prepare for the Orlando Pirates Vs RSB Berkane 2022 CAF Confederation Cup Final game at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium Uyo on Friday 20th May 2022, Sportsration Correspondent Nsikakabasi Akpan reviews the road to the final for South Africa’s Orlando Pirates .

 

Orlando Pirates have been a direct opposite of their league struggles on the continent this season.

 

On their way to Friday’s final , the Bucaneers faced Al Ahly Tripoli (Libya) , Simba Fc (Tanzania) , JS Soaura (Tunisia) , Al Ittihad (Libya) , Royal Leopards (Estwaini) , LPRC Oilers (Liberia) and Diabars Noirs (Congo) in different stages of the competition.

 

Orlando Pirates have played a total of 13 matches emerging victorious on 8 occasions. Falling to 3 defeats with 2 matches ending in draws .

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They have scored a total of 22 goals, Bandile Shandu is their top scorer with four goals the second highest in the competition this season.

 

A solid defensive performance by Skipper Happy Jele , Nigeria’s Olisa Ndah and others has led to 9 clean sheets in 13 games with Pirates conceding 7 goals in the CAF Confederation Cup this season.

 

See below results of Orlando Pirates Journey to the final of the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup.

SEMI FINAL

Orlando Pirates 0-1 Al Ahli Tripoli

Al Ahli Tripoli 0-2 Orlando Pirates 

(Pirates advance 2-1 on aggregate)

QUATER FINAL

Simba 1-0 Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates 2-0 Simba

(Pirates advance 2-1 on aggregate)

GROUP STAGE

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Orlando Pirates 2-0 JS Soaura

Al ittihad 3-2 Orlando Pirates

Royal Leopards 2-6 Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates 3-0 Royal Leopards

JS Soaura 0-2 Orlando Pirates

Al Ittihad 0-0 Orlando Pirates.

( Pirates finished top of the standings with 13 points followed by Al Ittihad 11 points )

QUALIFICATION PLAYOFFS

LPRC Oilers 0-2 Orlando Pirates 

Diabars Noirs 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates 1-0 Diabars Noirs .

 

With Orlando Pirates only Continental glory dating back to 1995 when they won the CAF Champions League title , Coach Mandla Ncikazi and his charges will hope to get the better of RSB Berkane in Uyo so they could pick the title and return to the Orlando Pirates stadium as Happy People.

 

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