Pirates coach list reasons for CAF Champions League exit

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids believes fatigue, traveling and inexperience caused Bucs' exit from the CAF Champions League.

Pirates crashed out in the group stages following a 2-1 away defeat to Horoya as Mamelodi Sundowns remain as South Africa's only representatives in the competition.

Nonetheless, Davids explained that a variety of factors played a role in the club's exit.

He told KickOff website: "Yeah, there are a lot of factors [for Pirates' exit], like travelling, but we can't blame external factors, you know what you'll faces when travelling away.

"Yes, we know, the [home] game against Esperance, we had a fantastic game and we should have gotten the three points there, and, of course, drawing the match against FC Platinum at home.

"You don't want to go into the last match needing a win, especially in Conakry against Horoya, we know their record against South African teams, although we broke that here at home with a 3-0 victory.

"So, all those combining factors, along with us being in the Champions League for the first time after such a long time [played a part in Bucs' falling short of the knockout stages]."

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