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Ncikazi On Ofori Heroics

Orlando Pirates co-mentor Mandla Ncikazi has examined Richard Ofori's heroics in his side's 4-3 punishment shootout prevail upon Simba SC on Sunday.

The Buccaneers equipped for the semi-last of the CAF Confederations Cup subsequent to taking out Tanzanian monsters Simba through punishments, having counteracted Simba's 1-0 first-leg lead in the hour and a half gratitude to an objective by Kwame Peprah.

In the shootout, Deon Hotto, Gabadinho Mhango and Tshegofatso Mabaso moved forward and changed over the initial three spot kicks for the Sea Robbers, while Simba missed two of their initial three.

In any case, after a miss by Kabelo Dlamini and two changed over punishments by Simba, the tension was on Pirates' last punishment taker.

From the outset, it seemed as though Thembinkosi Lorch would move forward however at that point goalkeeper Ofori took the rules and changed over his punishment - no doubt stirring up a lot of festivities for his colleagues and the fans at Orlando Stadium.

Ncikazi recognized his goalkeeper after the game, recommending that perhaps he ought to have been take more punishments in the past as of now.

"In the event that I got an opportunity, Ofori would be the first to take a punishment," he told columnists.

"He is a decent punishment taker. I've never seen him [miss] in the entirety of my set of experiences. I'm in any event, considering other punishment shootouts we didn't win, assuming he took one perhaps it would've been unique, looking back.

"He's a decent punishment taker."

Privateers will currently confront Libyan side Al Ahli Tripoli in the semi-last of the opposition after they dispensed with neighborhood rivals Al Ittihad, who had completed in runner up in Pirates bunch.


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