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Spending Week In Mzansi, Early Arrival For Bucs’ CAF Opponents

Orlando Pirates’ next CAF Champions League opponents will be spending a week in South Africa to prepare for their match, which has been scheduled for Friday.

Following their 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum in Bulawayo on Saturday, the Buccaneers will face Guinean club AC Horoya at the Orlando Stadium on Friday in their next match. 

Read: Micho Lauds Zimbabweans As Bucs Prepare For Next CAF Encounter 

All the teams in Group B are tied on one point each, as reigning African champions, Esperance of Tunisia also drew their match 1-1 with Horoya AC of Guinea on Friday.

Speaking on their official website, Horoya confirmed their plans for an early arrival in Mzansi to prepare for Bucs’ clash.

“The AC Horoya flew on Monday morning at 8:00 for South Africa, where the Matam club will be hosted by the South Africans Orlando Pirates for the second day of the group games of the CL. After the night session of Sunday, January 13, at the Stadium of September 28 in Conakry, Pascal Neveu published the list of players selected for this trip (translated),” Horoya confirmed on the club’s website.

Read: Is Kutumela Nearing End Of Bucs’ Journey, Time Will Tell? 

“Among the players who will make this long journey with a scheduled start, we note the absence of Marius Assoko, the Senegalese international Khadim Ndiaye still in treatment and the return of Mohamed Djibo Wonkoye who missed the first day, for the accumulation of cards, and that of Daouda Camara,” added the club.  

“The delegation boarded Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 809 with a first stop in Abidjan and another in Addis Ababa where it will spend the night before continuing the next day to South Africa,” stated the Guinean club.   

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