Sign in
Download Opera News App



Where Are The Orlando Pirates Players That Were Part Of The 2015 CAF Confederation Final?

The 2015 CAF Confederation Cup Final was the final of the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup, the 12th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The final was a two-legged home-and-away match between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Tunisia's Étoile du Sahel. Orlando Pirates hosted the first leg at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on November 21, 2015, while Étoile du Sahel hosted the second leg at the Stade Olympique de Sousse in Sousse on November 29, 2015. The winner qualified for the 2016 CAF Super Cup, which will be held against the champion of the 2015 CAF Champions League. [1]

After a 1–1 tie in the first leg, Étoile du Sahel won the second game 1–0 thanks to an Ammar Jemal goal, giving them a 2–1 aggregate victory.

To commemorate that game, I decided to take a look back at the players from Orlando Pirates who started the matches that year and show you where they play or what they doing now.

Thabo Matlaba

The former Pirates leader was one of the top right-backs on the mainland at the time, and he started both games.

Festival completed his seven-year stint at Bucs in 2019 when he transferred to Black Leopards, before joining Swallows FC a year later. He is presently employed for Royal AM.

'Ayanda Gcaba

Gcaba, a tall defender who can play both middle back and full back, was assigned to the left side for both games.

In 2018, the previous Bafana Bafana international left Bucs to join Platinum Stars. He has since played in the NFD for Royal AM and Jomo Cosmos. He was recently promoted by ABC Motsepe's Sinenkani.

Felipe Ovono

The Equatorial Guinea international was in goal in both coordinates during his second season with the Buccaneers, and he left the club in May 2017.

Ovono had previously spent time with Sony Ela Nguema in Equatorial Guinea and Mekelle 70 Enderta in Ethiopia. He is now playing for the Equatoguinean club Futuro Kings.

Sangweni Siyabonga

He was theoretically the greatest South African focus protector, and he started both matches and thrived.

Sangweni, who was 34 at the time, was forced to retire from professional football in 2016 due to a knee injury.

Happy Jele

The loyal protector is the Pirates' longest-serving player in PSL history, and he is still with the Soweto based Orlando Pirates.

Jele has played more than 400 serious counterparts for the Soweto giants and is the club's most experienced player.

Mpho Makola

Under coach Eric Tinkler, Bibo, the Buccaneers' free-kick specialist at the time, started both games.

Bibo played for the Buccaneers for seven years before joining Cape Town City in 2019, and he is still a crucial player for the Mother City club after reconnecting with Tinkler.

Masalesa, Lehlogonolo

As then-Pirates' best choice midfielder Oupa Manyisa was out with a long-term physical issue, the slim player was handed early opportunities.

Malesela departed Bucs at the end of the previous season (2015-16) to join Greek club Larissa. He has since played for Black Leopards, Chippa United, and is currently a free agent.

Thamsanqa Gabuza

The slim marksman, who was the joint top scorer in the 2015 Confederation Cup, opened the scoring in the first leg clash, but he was slain by Etoile's security in North Africa.

Gabuza concluded his six-year stint with the Buccaneers in June 2019 when he joined SuperSport United, where he is still playing.

Kermit Erasmus

Like Gabuza, the accomplished striker came into the final in terrific shape, having scored five goals in the campaign, but he was kept quiet by Etoile's defense in both meetings.

Erasmus signed with Rennes in January 2016. He then became an itinerant player, appearing for French club RC Lens, Swedish club AFC Eskilstuna, and Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal.

In January 2019, Cape Town City recalled him to South Africa, where he now plays for Sundowns.

Thandani Ntshumayelo

The minor midfielder started the first leg, but due to a one-match suspension, he was unable to play in Tunisia. Pirates delivered Ntshumayelo in January 2016.

This came after he had been detained for a long time after being accused of using cocaine. In any case, he joined Baroka in March 2019 after serving a portion of his term. He's currently with Swallows.

Content created and supplied by: Kaybee_KC (via Opera News )

Africa CAF Confederation Cup CAF Confederation Cup Final Orlando Pirates Orlando Stadium


Load app to read more comments