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Morocco Ref To Officiate Bucs Clash

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Moroccan referee El Ahrach Bouchaib will officiate the first leg CAF Champions League semi-final match between Orlando Pirates and Esperance of Tunisia.

The game will take place on Saturday, October 5, at Orlando Stadium.

View: CAF Champions League fixtures

According to CAF, Bouchaib will be assisted by fellow Moroccan assistant referees Lahmidi Mohamed and Filali Mouhib Abdallah. Mabrouk Mounir will be the fourth official.

Pirates booked their spot in the semi-finals after holding Egyptian giants Al Ahly to a draw, and so finishing as Group A runners up this past weekend.

Esperance beat Ivory Coast’s Cotonsport to finish as Group B winners.

View: CAF Champions League standings

By Khaya Ndubane
Follow Khaya on Twitter: @Lakhandu


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