Josef Zinnbauer (Press Affiliation)
Orlando Pirates certified for the
quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup despite going on 1-0 against
Enyimba in Nigeria on Wednesday.
Enyimba’s aim used to be scored within the fifth
minute of stoppage time courtesy of midfielder Cyril Olisema after the
Buccaneers had held on gamely for a level.
Pirates finest important a blueprint to make sure of
their progression within the continental tournament, but ES Setif’s victory over
Al-Ahli Benghazi within the different community match manner the South African outfit will
be all for the knockout phases.
The Buccaneers quit the community stage, having
picked up 9 points from their six suits, courtesy of two victories and three
attracts and a solitary loss within the last sport.
Pirates began the match well, with
Vincent Pule going cease after correct three minutes, but his effort used to be saved by Enyimba
goalkeeper John Barinyima.
Pule got right here cease all another time within the 12th minute
when he struck a free-kick that shaved the pinnacle of the crossbar.
Josef Zinnbauer’s charges then needed to
face up to an onslaught from Enyimba, who important a victory to have confidence any chance of
qualifying for the following round.
Wayne Sandilands within the Pirates aim used to be
solid, though and made definite the South African crew went into the halftime rupture
with the sport soundless goalless.
Pirates finest launched sporadic attacks
after the interval but would have confidence felt onerous performed by within the 83rd minute when
they were denied a penalty after Tshegofatso Mabasa looked to were fouled.
Right as it looked the Soweto giants had
earned a onerous-fought point, Olisema stepped up to beat Sandilands within the fifth
minute of the six that used to be allocated for stoppage time.
The last-gasp strike supposed Enyimba be half of
Pirates within the knockout phases.