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Orlando Pirates unlikely to complete season in time

PSL media manager Fhatuwani Mpfuni has explained how a number of clubs could be affected by Orlando Pirates' continued participation in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Pirates' last DStv Premiership game of the season is away to SuperSport United on Saturday 21 May but they have two games outstanding, against Royal AM and Maritzburg United, that have had to be postponed.

Bucs face Al Ahly Tripoli in the second leg of their semi-final with a 2-0 advantage, on Sunday, meaning progression to the final would have a further knock-on effect.

The CAF final takes place on May 22.

Mpfuni said on Times Live: "We have already communicated to the affected clubs because it is not only Pirates who are affected — Royal AM, Maritzburg United and SuperSport United are also affected.

"We have communicated the different scenarios to the teams involved because it is not going to be possible for Pirates to play this weekend, as much as they couldn't play last weekend due to their Caf Confederation Cup semi-final commitments.

"We have a few scenarios on the table that have been presented to the affected clubs. For example, if Pirates make it to the final, which looks very likely, it means they won't be able to complete their Premiership fixtures by the 21st.

"This does not mean that other teams that are not affected by Pirates not being able to finish their season on time. Most of the other clubs will definitely finish their season on May 21 but Pirates' fixtures have been reviewed and we have different scenarios.

"As it stands, and especially if they progress to the final, they won't be able to complete their season by May 21 because the Confederation Cup final is actually scheduled for the same weekend."

By Admin