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Bucs yet to decide on CAF venue

By Nick Said | Jan 17, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 19 ]

ORLANDO Pirates will likely make a decision this week on where to take their CAF Champions League clash against Comoros side Djabal FC.

The Buccaneers host their minnow opponents in the first round of the competition on the weekend of February 16 to 17, just days after the resumption of the Absa Premiership.

Last year the club took their first-round match to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, where they lost 3-1 to Angolan side Recreativo do Libolo.

Djabal FC will not present anywhere near the challenge of the Angolan champions, but coach Roger de Sa says he is still wary of taking the fixture away from their Orlando base, where altitude will also give them an advantage.

"We are not sure where the game will be played yet and I am not sure what commitments the club has to other venues," De Sa told Sowetan. "Obviously, we will have to respect any decisions that are taken on where the game will be played, but I am definitely in favour of keeping the game at 'home' in Orlando Stadium."

A decision to keep the game in Soweto would make sense from a travelling perspective too. The Buccaneers host SuperSport United on February 13 and Platinum Stars on February 20.

Should Pirates get past Djabal, they will likely face Zambian side Zanaco in the next round, followed by DRC side TP Mazembe, who were champions in 2009 and 2010.

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This game must go to Orlando Stadium or Mabhida....

And whoever organised the PE venue for the last CAF game must take a back seat....a horror movie happened there....no more PE for our CAF games


Jan 17, 2013 8:6 | 0 replies

Orlando Stadium please, thats the only home for the Buccaneers. Everbody know this. Whats the point of playing another team while we know that we not playing at home?

Jan 18, 2013 4:11 | 0 replies

@NICEBOOBS

Kwakwakwa tltltltltltl You kill meeee!!!

Jan 17, 2013 1:31 | 0 replies

Mbombela pls pls pls, it wont just be a full house but all the traditional healers will send something to make sure we come out victors

Jan 17, 2013 10:42 | 0 replies

ke gore ka 2013 batho basale busy kago rogana......aaaaaai

Jan 17, 2013 10:18 | 0 replies

WHETHER THEY GO TO ORLANDO, MBOMBELA,PE,DUR,CPT,NW, etc I'LL BE STANDING ON THE ENTRANCE SELLING FIRECRACKERS BCOS I KNOW YOU GONNA NEED THEM.

Jan 17, 2013 9:52 | 0 replies

@Skomoro99
@ ancnduntsu

baba yo reasoning is surplus to requirements.How many games did we luz at Orlando Stadium last sezin n how many away frm home?

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Home ground advantage is a psychological factor. The Players must still do the job on the field. Otherwise all the teams shud have 45 points after winning their home matches.

ps: U still fixated in the past. The 12/13 is 1/2 way now. Wake up !

Jan 17, 2013 9:40 | 0 replies

@ ancnduntsu

baba yo reasoning is surplus to requirements.How many games did we luz at Orlando Stadium last sezin n how many away frm home?

Jan 17, 2013 9:37 | 0 replies

@Skomoro99
ancnduntsu
@dadaman1
This game must go to Orlando Stadium or Mabhida....

And whoever organised the PE venue for the last CAF game must take a back seat....a horror movie happened there....no more PE for our CAF games
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The pitch can't kick the ball . Slima ! FIRECRCAKERS FC will win anada lucky star in your Tik dreams.
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No offense bro but i dont think u eva played soccer in yo life othawise u wud understand the term "Home Ground Advantage
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Don't copy Mr Napkins. Slima! FIRECRACKERS FC got (3-0) back 2 back @ Orlando. Where was home ground advantage?

ps: Home ground advantage is a psychological factor. The Players must still do the job on the field. Otherwise all the teams shud have 45 points after winning their home matches.

Jan 17, 2013 9:1 | 0 replies

@Bra_A
@ancnduntsu
The pitch can't kick the ball . Slima ! FIRECRCAKERS FC will win anada lucky star in your Tik dreams.
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It is not about the pitch. Fans in PE cannot create uncomfortable atmosphere for visitors. and only few home (Gauteng) supporters will travel there
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U must b a traditional lawyer by trade.

Jan 17, 2013 8:56 | 0 replies

ancnduntsu
@dadaman1
This game must go to Orlando Stadium or Mabhida....

And whoever organised the PE venue for the last CAF game must take a back seat....a horror movie happened there....no more PE for our CAF games
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The pitch can't kick the ball . Slima ! FIRECRCAKERS FC will win anada lucky star in your Tik dreams.
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No offense bro but i dont think u eva played soccer in yo life othawise u wud understand the term "Home Ground Advantage"

Jan 17, 2013 8:54 | 0 replies