Pirates in no mood for romance as they punish Botswana's Galaxy on Valentine's Day

14 February 2021 - 17:40
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer will be pleased with the clean sheet.
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer will be pleased with the clean sheet.
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It wasn't the Valentine's Day gift that Jwaneng Galaxy were hoping for after they were punished by visitors Orlando Pirates in a Caf Confederation Cup first round play-off match in Botswana on Sunday afternoon.

Pirates handed their hosts a 3-0 beating in a match that moved the SA side a step closer to the group stages of the continental tournament.

A first-half header from defender Thulani Hlatshwayo got the ball rolling after he powered home the opener after a corner kick from Deon Hotto in the 32nd minute.

Two goals in the second half from Linda Mntambo and Jean-Marc Mundele secured a comfortable win for the Bucs.


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