- Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Orlando Pirates will move into the next stage of the Confederation Cup games
- The news was revealed after Angola's Sagrada pulled out from a match that was meant to take place at Orlando Stadium this week
- Their withdrawal meant automatic qualification for Orlando Pirates who had previously beat Sagrada in a match that took place in Angola last month
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the South African football team Orlando Pirates will be progressing to the next stage of the CAF games that are currently underway.
The news comes after their Angolan opposition, Segrada pulled out from playing against the Pirates in a match that was meant to take place this week in the Orlando Stadium. According to the association, Segrada had decided against traveling to SA due to the spike in coronavirus cases that have recently occurred in the country.
Their withdrawal has meant that the amaBuccaBucca automatically makes it to the next leg of games after the team managed to defeat the Angolan team during a match that took place in Angola on December 22.
Taking to Twitter, the team's management wrote:
"GD Sagrada Esperança Match Cancelled."
Mzansi had this to say about the news:
"I swear you are the luckiest club cause that team would have smashed you."
"This is good news for us especially after such a terrible weekend. This is not our fault guys, backdoor my foot!#oncealways."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that South African football teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs may not get to complete the second leg of the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup due to updated Covid-19 restrictions in Angola, where they were both set to face two Angolan teams.
Pirates and Chiefs were set to go head to head with Primeiro de Agosto and Segrada Esperanca in the second round of CAF inter-club football. This is something that seems highly unlikely since the country has effectively barred South Africans from visiting since the second strain of Covid-19 hit.
According to a statement released by the Angolan government, a number of countries have been placed under a ban that disallows them from travelling into the country. Citizens from the UK, Nigeria, Australia and South Africa all fall under the list of banned countries.
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