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Jele Sends Bucs To Confed Cup Play-Offs

Happy Jele's first-half goal was enough to see Orlando Pirates advance to the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round on Sunday evening.

CAF Confederation Cup

Result: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Diables Noirs (1-0 on aggregate)

Date: 24 October 2021

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Terrence Dvzukamanja was given the nod upfront while Goodman Mosele and Wayde Jooste were brought back into the side at the expense of Olisa Ndah and Fortune Makaringe.

Pirates had the ball in the back of the net after just seven minutes when Dvzukamanja headed home, but celebrations were cut short due to the offside flag.

However, the Soweto giants got their reward in the 17th minute courtesy of header from captain Jele, who got his second goal for the season.

Diables Noirs did see a bit more of the ball as half went on, but they were unable to find a way past Siyabonga Mpontshane who barely had a save to make in the first half.

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The Buccaneers opted to change their stall after the halftime break, as Hotto replaced Bongani Sam who had just went close with a shot from distance just minutes before he was taken off.

Pirates rang some more changes to freshen up the pack as Abel Mabaso and Tshegofatso Mabasa replaced Jooste and Dzvukamanja for the final 30 minutes.

Diables enjoyed a good amount of the ball in the final 10 minutes but just as they did in the first half, they were unable to trouble Mpontshane.

Pirates now join Marumo Gallants in the play-off round as they look reach the group stages once again.

Here's how they started:

Pirates: Mpontshane, Jele, Sam, Mngonyama, Mako, Monare, Mosele, Jooste, Makaringe, Mntambo, Dzvukamanja.

Subs: Thuntsane, Shandu, Zungu, Hlatshwayo, Mabaso, Makgaka, Hotto, Mabasa


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