Pirates rout Djabal


MORONI — Orlando Pirates secured a 9-0 aggregate Confederations of African Football Champions (Caf) League victory over Djabal Club of the Comoros after winning their second-leg tie 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

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The Buccaneers went into the game with a massive 5-0 advantage from their first tie played at Orlando Stadium on February 16 and quickly went about adding to that scoreline at the Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh in Mitsamiouli.

Pirates were quickest out of the blocks, going up 2-0 in the first eight minutes as both Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Ndumiso Mabena found the back of the net.

Pirates extended their lead just nine minutes into the second half through Zimbabwean striker Takesure Chinyama before Nigerian midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo then added a fourth later.

Meanwhile, in other matches, Cameroon side CotonSport have squeezed into the first round of the Caf Champions League after a penalty shootout victory over Uganda’s URA on Saturday.

The second leg of the tie finished 0-0 in Kampala, leaving the aggregate score the same and taking the match to a penalty shootout.

CotonSport outlasted their opponents to win the shoot-out 5-3 and set up a first round clash with Ivorian side AFAD.

Ivorian side AFAD completed their passage through to the first round of the Caf Champions League after a 1-1 draw with Diamond Stars from Sierra Leone.

The result means AFAD advance 6-2 on aggregate having done all the hard work in their home leg a fortnight ago.

Another Ivorian team Sewe Sports have advanced to the first round of the Caf Champions League after a 3-1 victory over Guinea champions Horoya.

The Ivorian side go through by the same scoreline on aggregate after the pair had played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg a fortnight ago.

Uganda’s Caf Champions League representatives URA FC are out of the competition after going down 4-3 in penalties this evening to Coton Sport FC of Cameroon.