Orlando Pirates have three more games to play which also gives them an advantage to return to the champions league football. Pirates have just suffered a major blow when they lost the Confederations Cup final on Friday night due to their poor performance in penalty shot outs.
While there’s hope for the Bucaneers to play in CAF, their chances depends on hardwork and luck. The Soweto giants will have to make sure that they win all their three matches and pray for Royal AM to lose their game against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The remaining teams that Orlando Pirates will be playing in their next three matches are also not just a walk in the park. Some of them are also fighting for a spot to be in the Top 8 so that they could play in the MTN 8.
On their next fixture Orlando Pirates will be playing against Maritzburg United at home on Tuesday 24 May before travelling to KZN to face Royal AM on the 27 of May. They will then play their last game away to SuperSport United on the 30th of May.
Pirates are not goid in winning crucial games which raises questions of whether the Soweto giants will make it. However their dream could be all over by Monday night if Royal AM defeats Mamelodi Sundowns in their game which was postponed over the weekend.
Over the years things have changed and every club in the PSL is ambitious of playing in the CAFCL these days. Previously a club like Orlando Pirates could have easily qualified for the competition and it would determine the difference between their success and failure.
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