This day in history: Orlando Pirates win the African Champions Cup

This day in history: Orlando Pirates win the African Champions Cup

On this day in history, the Orlando Pirates side was crowned as winners of the 1995 African Champions Cup. Briefly.co.za recalls one of the great days of Mzansi football.

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16 December, 1995 marks a special day in the history of South African soccer.

It was the day that the Soweto Giants - Orlando Pirates - were crowned as the continent's best team.

On this day, the Buccaneers were winners of the African Champions Cup.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that the achievement was an extra special one as Pirates became the first team south of the equator to pull off the feat during their first attempt.

The Sea Robbers met ASEC Mimosas in the final and the first leg played out to a 2-2 draw.

Legendary Pirates striker Jerry Sikhosana scored the all-important winner in the 1-0 victory during the second leg.

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The period marked a golden generation for Pirates, but the Soweto Giants have struggled to reach those heights in recent seasons.

As reported by Briefly.co.za recently, the Buccaneers have endured a fair amount on struggles this season and have amassed only half the number of points in the PSL as their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

In an attempt to halt the rot, the club sacked Rhulani Mokwena and recently appointed head coach Josef Zinnbauer.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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