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Official: Bucs Qualify For Confed Cup Group Stages

CAF Confederation

Result: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Jwaneng Galaxy (4-0 agg.)

Date: 21 February 2021

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates booked their spot in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Jwaneng Galaxy in the play-off round.

Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer wholesale changes, with only Thulani Hlatshwayo and Linda Mntambo remaining from the side that won 3-0 in the first-leg in Gaborone.

Jean-Marc Mundele had a chance to open the scoring for the Buccaneers in the tenth minute after latching onto a rebound inside the box but his shot found the side-netting.

The contest was relatively open, as Galaxy came close to breaking the deadlock on the half-hour mark with a free-kick from the edge of the box that came off the post.

Mundele had a big chance to give Josef Zinnbauer's charges the lead on the stroke of half-time after exchanging passes with Austin Muwowo inside the box but he was denied by goalkeeper Ezekiel Morake from close range.

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Pirates were on the front foot after from the break, as Mntambo finally broke the deadlock for them ten minutes into the second stanza with a calm finish after receiving a pass inside the box.

Muwowo came close to doubling the lead for Zinnbauer's men on the evening just after the hour-mark after charging his way towards the box but his thumping effort was parried away by Morake.

The Buccaneers kept on fashioning chances as Bongani Sam forced Morake into a double save in the dying minutes but the job was already done as the Soweto giants booked their spot in the group stages with a 4-0 aggregate victory.

The draw for the group stages will take place on Monday.

Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Nyauza, Sam, Mntambo, Monae, Tshobeni, Muwowo, Dlamini, Mundele

Subs: Sandilands, Sesane, Mako, Zungu, Makaringe, Makgaka, Ndlovu

Check out how Pirates have assembled their strong squad for the 2020/21 season 

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