Pirates defeated AS Kaloum of Guinea 6-1 on aggregate to advance to the Last 8 of the Confederation Cup for the first time in their history and continue to fly the South African flag in African club competition.
The Buccaneers will now play six group stage matches; the first of which will be on the weekend of 26–28 June. Their third pool match is scheduled on the weekend of 24-26 July.
Pirates’ success means that there will be a date clash with the 25 Julyinitially scheduled for the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB stadium. The brand is currently finalising an alternative game date with both teams, for the only tournament that empowers fans by offering them the opportunity of selecting the starting line-up for their favourite teams.
“Orlando Pirates’ fantastic run to the group stages of the Confederation Cup for the first time in their history is something that should be applauded and celebrated by the whole country as they fly our flag on the continental stage.” says Carling Black Label General Manager Vijay Govindsamy.
“The 2015 Carling Black Label Cup match date was set in June last year before the CAF calendar was released, and we therefore could not have anticipated the potential clash with the Confederation Cup. We are willing to make adjustments in order to accommodate Orlando Pirates in this regard and will make an announcement in this regard in due course.” Govindsamy concluded.