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VIDEO: Orlando Pirates star misses OPEN GOALS!

Orlando Pirates began their 2023/24 CAF Champions League journey on Saturday afternoon when they face Djabal FC.

The Buccaneers made the long trip to the island of Comoros to face Djabal FC.

Jose Riveiro’s side were expected to blow their Comoros opponents away however the minnows put up an incredible performance against the Soweto giants.

Despite their bravery, Zakhele Lepasa was on hand to once again deliver for his side!

The Orlando Pirates star opened the scoring in the 87th minute with a finish from close range.

Today’s match was the first of the two legged tie, with the second leg taking place next weekend in Soweto.

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Orlando Pirates star misses open goals

No soccer star wants to miss open goals however Bucs star Monnapule Saleng did so on Saturday afternoon.

The Orlando Pirates star did brilliantly to bypass the opposition goalkeeper however he somehow failed to hit the target for his side! Take a look at the shocking miss below.

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Jose Riveiro, Orlando Pirates head coach on the touchline. Photo: BackpagePix

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“Sometimes it’s not rotation, we just change because we need something different or because we play with a moment of form of our players.” Jose Riveiro said as quoted by Citizen.

“We are going to play a different type of game in a different type of environment and there’s going to be adjustments for sure.”

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“I’m happy for the guy. He’s a guy whose always working hard, so it’s good that football is also paying back to him.” the Orlando Pirates coach said regarding Lepasa.

“Because he’s always in the right places like today and today he managed to put the ball in net more times than frequent. So I’m so happy for him, because it’s going to be good for the team, it’s good for Zakhele.

“There is room to improve always. We want to be more consistent going forward like we did today but today is a collective, it’s not only one player.”

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