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Orlando Pirates have made it through to the Caf Confederations Cup Semi-finals after the sea robber claimed victory over Simba F.C on penalties.

The buccaneers won the match by 1-0 which took the game to penalties because the aggregate score was a stalemate after losing the first leg by the same margin.

Orlando Pirates made five changes to the first leg lineup as Happy Jele, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Kabelo Dlamini, Goodman Mosele and Thabang Monare were all replaced by Olisa Ndah, Abel Mabaso, Fortune Makaringe, Terrence and fan's favourite Thembinkosi Lorch.

Pirates started the match on a high as they got a free-kick thorough Pepra. Hotto tested the keeper but the keeper made a good save to deny Pirates an early lead.

Another free kick would soon be won by the buccaneers as they stepped up their attacking, again Hotto took the set-piece curling a cross for defender Nyauza who could only head wide.

The match got heated up in the second stanza of the match as Simba F.C were reduced to ten men after Chris Mugalu was dismissed after consulting VAR.

it was not long until the Bucs found the back of the net as Maela's cross was directed into the back of the net by Pepra.

Bucs applied more pressure but they wasted quite a number of chances as the match ended all square on aggregate thus forcing penalties.

Goalkeeper Richard Ofori scored the decisive penalty that took the buccaneers to the semis.


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