Josef Zinnbauer (Gallo Photographs)
Orlando Pirates performed to a goalless attract their opening CAF Confederation Cup neighborhood stage clash against ES Setif at the Accra Sports activities stadium in Ghana on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers might perhaps be the happier to take a level from their Algerian opponents as it was a chosen ‘home’ fixture for the North African membership.
The game was moved to a neutral venue in Ghana by Caf due to the visa complications due to the the coronavirus pandemic.
Setif had the predominant effort on goal within the sixth minute however a great goal-line clearance from Siphesihle Ndlovu denied the Algerians taking the lead.
Pirates then suffered an hurt blow when goalkeeper Richard Ofori was stretchered off with what looked cherish a groin hurt within the 14th minute and changed by Siyabonga Mpontshane.
On the half-hour label Chuffed Jele rose top doubtless within the Setif penalty home however would perchance perhaps handiest head over the bar from a Dean Hotto home-fragment.
In first-half stoppage time Vincent Pule weaved his methodology past a couple of defenders however shot wide when he had carried out the entire now not easy work.
Fortune Makaringe had the predominant goal-certain replacement after the destroy however he again let down by miserable finishing as he hooked his effort wide.
Pirates looked as if it would be getting stronger as the match came to or now not it’s latter levels with Pule eminent, however the winger fluffed two extra alternatives slack within the competition as the game carried out goalless.
Buccaneers and Setif take a seat two points within the encourage of Enyimba after the predominant spherical of fixtures within the neighborhood after the Nigerian membership beat Libyan side Al Ahli Benghazi 2-1 earlier within the day.
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