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Mokanyane congratulates brave Orlando Pirates, praise SuperSport United

Written By Themba Khumalo on Monday, May 6, 2013 | Monday, May 06, 2013

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Acting CEO, Cambridge Mokanyane has congratulated reigning Absa Premiership champions, Orlando Pirates following their tenacious 3-2 aggregate win against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side, TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League.

Mokanyane also praised SuperSport United’s after they were unfortunately eliminated in the CAF Confederations Cup following their 3-1 defeat by Egyptian outfit, ENPP at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The defeat spelt an end of the road for SuperSport United’s African dream for now.

Mokanyane said: “On behalf of the League, I would like to extend our congratulations to Orlando Pirates management, technical staff and players for a gutsy performance against TP Mazembe. On Sunday afternoon I watched social media abuzz – for good and bad reasons – but one thing that united all football fans was their support for Orlando Pirates.”

The PSL Acting CEO also spoke highly of SuperSport United.

“They might have been eliminated on Saturday, but SuperSport’s gutsy efforts cannot go unnoticed. We would have preferred to see them advance but I believe a lot of lessons have been learnt by the team that will benefit them in their future participation in the inter-continental club competitions.”

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