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Orlando Pirates have confirmed that one of their scheduled matches has been cancelled after the club's opponents withdrew from the competition. 

After beating reigning Liberian champions LPRC Oilers 2-0 away in their additional preliminary round fixture on Sunday, the Buccaneers were scheduled to host the team in Orlando this Sunday for the second leg fixture.

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However, it has since been confirmed by the Confederation of African Football that the Liberian club has withdrawn from the competition, which has forced the game to be cancelled.

“CAF has received a letter from the Liberia FA confirming the withdrawal of LPRC Oilers from the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup this season,” CAF confirmed in a statement.

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“Consequently, this weekend’s scheduled fixture between Orlando Pirates and LPRC Oilers has been cancelled in accordance with the Regulations of the competition,” reads the statement.  

With the match cancelled due to the withdrawal of the opponents, it means Bucs have qualified for the group stages of the Confederation Cup. 

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