Bucs gear up for Zamalek showdown

Orlando Pirates will have a light training session this evening ahead of Sunday’s Confederation Cup Group B decider with Zamalek at the 25 000-seater Petro Sport Stadium.

Pirates arrived safely in Cairo yesterday as they gear up for the rematch with the recently crowned Egyptian champions.

Eric Tinkler’s men lost the opening duel 2-1 in Nelspruit in July, with Maarouf Youssef and Mostafa Fathi eclipsing Lehlohonolo Majoro’s 68th minute opener at Mbombela Stadium.

Both sides have already qualified for the semi-finals of the continental event with 12 points from five games.

The White Knights, however, top the pool with a better head-to-head record.

Group A joint-leaders Al Ahly and Etoile Sahel have also already booked their place in the last-four.

Al Ahly, who control the summit thanks to a better goal difference, play Stade Malien in their last group game, while Etoile face fellow Tunisians Esperance.  

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