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Five Orlando Pirates players might decide the Caf Confederation Cup final versus RS BerkaneBerkane

Five Orlando Pirates players might decide the Caf Confederation Cup final versus RS BerkaneBerkane

The Buccaneers will face the Moroccan team in Nigeria on Friday, with a continental crown on the line.


Who will be the Pirates' hero?

On Friday night, all eyes will be on the highly-anticipated final, as Pirates attempt to win the Confederation Cup for the first time in their history.

Which Buccaneers have the ability to decide the game?


Mosele, Goodman

The 22-year-old midfielder has established himself as one of Pirates' essential players, and he is the man in the middle of the park who keeps the Soweto giants ticking.

Mosele, a powerfully built midfielder who enjoys making forceful runs, scored in the semi-final.

He also contributed two assists in the competition, including in the first-leg match against Libya's Al Ahli Tripoli.

His midfield play will be crucial for the Buccaneers as they attempt to defeat the Confederations Cup champions of 2020.


Hotto Deon

The 1995 African champions' finest attacker this season has been the flying winger, who has created and scored goals for them.

Hotto's left-footed delivery from set-pieces is usually top-notch, as evidenced by his eight assists, five of which came at the Confederations Cup.

Hotto, who has seven goals this season, is also a threat in front of goal, but his set-piece delivery could be crucial to a Bucs victory on the night.

Richard Ofori (backpage photo)

Since returning from a long-term injury three months ago, the Ghana international has been in superb form in the Confederations Cup.

Ofori, an intimidating goalkeeper with excellent reflex saves, has preserved five clean sheets in seven games in the competition, and he was the hero in the quarter-final penalty shootout victory over Tanzania's Simba.

The 28-year-old will want to frustrate the Berkane players by producing crucial saves and ensuring that the Buccaneers win.

Thembinkosi Lorch (backpagepix)

Since returning from his recent injury, the 2018/19 PSL Footballer of the Year has appeared hungry and determined.

Lorch is a difficult attacker with pace, technique, and cleverness in possession who tends to bring his A-game to big games after leading Pirates to the MTN8 final in 2020.

Lorch, who scored the goal that knocked Egypt out of the 2019 Afcon finals, has the ability to lead Bucs to victory over Berkane on his own.


Shandu Bandile

In this season's Confederation Cup, the new Bafana Bafana international has been one of the standout players.

Shandu has attracted attention for his ability to appear in goal-scoring situations when playing as a right-back or right-winger, and he has four goals in the competition.

Shandu has scored more goals in the campaign than only Victorien Adebayor of USGN, and the speedy player's elusive movement is sure to rattle the Berkane defense.


Caf Confederation Cup: Five Orlando Pirates players who could decide final against RS Berkane

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