Orlando Pirates book their spot in CAF finał

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Soweto Giants, Orlando Pirates have booked their spot in the CAF final after defeating Al Ahli Tripoli yesterday.

The buccaneers came up against a determined side to overturn the deficit. The intent was clear early on when Pirates attempted long-range attempts, which most went wide of the target.

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Most first-half chances came from the other end, and the Buccaneers had a nervy moment in the 16th minute. The referee blew for a penalty, ruling Happy Jele off handling the ball inside the box. This was before the referee overturned the decision upon consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Ahli Tripoli looked to have found their radar halfway through the first half, with Richard Ofori forced into three quick saves in a promising passage of play for the Libyans.

Olisa Ndah was the next Pirates player to have a rare chance at goal, heading wide from a corner after being by Hotto just by the far post in the 38th minute.

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The hosts were quick off the blocks in the second period, as Kwame Peprah struck the side-netting shortly after kick-off after doing well to create space for himself on the outside amid attention from the defence. The aggregate stood at 2-1 after the final whistle, making Pirates the victors. Bucs will face DRC’s TP Mazembe or RS Berkane in Uyo, Nigeria on Friday.

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