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Milutin Sredojevic not satisfied with Orlando Pirates’ Caf Champions League display against African Stars


The Serbian trainer was pleased with his defence as Bucs kept a clean sheet at home against the Samba Boys

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic cut a frustrated figure following the team’s draw with African Stars.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants were held to a goalless draw by the Namibian champions in the 2018/19 Caf Champions League first round first-leg match on Saturday.

Micho explained that the Samba Boys made it difficult for his side to create chances in an encounter which was played at the Mecca of South African football, Orlando Stadium.

“We entered the match patiently building from the back, we have tried to endanger the opponent with the spirited defence of the opponent, reinforced. So, called “parked bus” but this is what you can expect…

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Orlando Pirates frustrated by African Stars


Orlando Pirates were unable to penetrate a resolute African Stars defence, as their Caf Champions League clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday ended goalless.

The Buccaneers went into the fixture as overwhelming favourites, having dropped five goals in the same venue against Light Stars in the first round of the preliminary stages of the competition.

Despite having most of the ball possession in the first half, the men from Soweto could not capitalise on their home-ground advantage as they failed to so much deliver a considerable to the opposition in the final third.

The second 45 continued much in the same vein as the first, with minimal goalmouth action, despite reinforcements in the form of Augustine Mulenga and Thabo Qalinge being introduced…

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Wasteful Pirates held to a goalless draw at home against Namibia’s African Stars


Linda Mntambo shot wide after connecting well with Justin Shonga’s well worked free kick in the 21st minute and Shonga himself headed wide with no one closing him when he received a cross from Vincent Pule at the start of the second stanza. 

The Namibian team also proved to be no pushovers in this match with their players not afraid to turn defending into attacks, although their finishing left much to be desired.

Stars striker Haleluja Nekindi should have given the visitors the lead when he was put through inside the box on the stroke of half time but his slow reaction helped Bucs captain Happy Jele to recover in the nick of time to block his shot.

As been the norm when playing in this competition, Bucs coach Sredojevic made a number of changes to…

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Orlando Pirates v African Stars Match Report, 2018/12/15, CAF Champions League


Orlando Pirates 0-0 African Stars: The Buccaneers frustrated by stubborn Samba Boys in Soweto

The 1995 Champions League winners were held by the tournament debutants in Soweto

Orlando Pirates and African Stars drew 0-0 in the 2018/19 Caf Champions League first round first-leg match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

The Buccaneers were looking to grab a first-leg advantage having reached the first round after eliminating Light Stars of Seychelles in the preliminary round.

Milutin Sredojevic made five changes to the team that faced Free State Stars in a PSL match in midweek with Linda Mntambo keeping his place in the starting line-up.

The Samba Boys, who are the reigning Namibian Premier League champions, were keen to stun their much-fancied hosts having defeated Comoros’ Volcan Club…

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Orlando Pirates v African Stars 15



CAF Champions League 


Teams: Orlando Pirates v African Stars


Date: 15 December 2018


Venue: Orlando Stadium


Orlando Pirates begin their quest for a spot in the CAF Champions League group stage when they host African Stars in the first-leg of their second round match on Saturday evening at Orlando Stadium.


 


The match will get underway at 18h00.


 


Bucs cruised past Light Stars of Seychelles 8-2 on aggregate in the preliminary round and will now be looking to build momentum and book a place in the group stages of the tournament.


 


Milutin Sredojevic’s charges bounced back from the Telkom Knockout final disappointment with a 3-1 victory over Free State Stars on Tuesday in the league and will be looking to score a lot of goals ahead of the second leg…

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CAF Champions League match report Orlando Pirates v African Stars 15 December 2018 – News



Posted: 15 December 2018
Time: 16:06


Orlando Pirates enter the halftime break goalless  with Namibia’s African Stars in the CAF Champions League first round at Orlando Stadium.


Pirates were promising inside the opening exchanges as Vincent Pule nailed the first chance on goal.

After surviving the earlier pressure, Stars looked promising on the break away on a few occasions, but they were unable to test Jackson Mabokgwane.

A low free-kick from Pule created an opening for Linda Mntambo to get an attempt away but it…

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