Orlando Pirates off to Namibia for Dr. Hage Geingob Cup clash with Mamelodi Sundowns


Pirates will meet cup holders Sundowns in the semi-finals of the pre-season event in Windhoek on Saturday, with kick-off set for 16h00 at the Independence Stadium.

The victor will battle either Tigers FC and African Stars in the final the next day, while there will also be a third-place play-off.

Downs coach Pitso Mosimane has confirmed he will unleash marquee signing Sibusiso Vilakazi against the Sea Robbers in search of a third straight triumph at the annual competition.

According to Bucs' website, Muhsin Ertugral's men beat NFD side Royal Eagles 3-1 in a friendly at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.

Tendai Ndoro hit a brace to go with a strike from Luvuyo Memela for the Buccaneers, who lost 2-0 to Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Champion Cup last weekend.