Bucs fall short again

2015-12-02 06:00

JOHANNESBURG. – Orlando Pirates’ 2-1 aggregate defeat to Etoile du Sahel in the CAF Confederation Cup final on Sunday (29/11) was the third instance of a South African club losing a CAF inter-club decider.

The Buccaneers lost 1-0 in Sousse on Sunday – the second time in two years that they have fallen at the final hurdle.

In 2013 they embarked on an amazing run in the CAF Champions League before losing 3-1 in the final against Egyptian powerhouses Al-Ahly – this af-ter beating the likes of TP Mazembe and Zamalek. A 1-1 draw at the Orlando Stadium gave the Egyptians the advantage, and they cruised to a 2-0 victory in Cairo.

Back in 2001, Mamelodi Sundowns came ever so close to winning the CAF Champions League. Ted Dumitru was in charge and looked on as his side were held 1-1 at home by Al-Ahly, who then thumped the Brazilians 3-0 at home for a 4-1 aggregate win.

As it stands, South African clubs have only tasted inter-continental success twice: Pirates in the African Champions Cup in 1995, and Kaizer Chiefs in the 2001 African Cup Winners’ Cup. – KickOff.com

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.