Orlando Pirates have to beat struggling Stellenbosch FC today!

Orlando Pirates have to win their clash against Stellenbosch FC in order to keep their hopes of playing in Africa next season alive.

Orlando Pirates have to beat struggling Stellenbosch FC today!

Orlando Pirates have to win their clash against Stellenbosch FC in order to keep their hopes of playing in Africa next season alive.

The Buccaneers travel to the Danie Craven Stadium this afternoon.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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For Orlando Pirates to have any hope of playing in Africa next season they finish their season as strongly as possible.

They are facing a side trying to stay in the DStv Premiership. Stellenbosch are in a tight relegation battle so it’s all to play for today for both sides!

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Stellenbosch struggle for survival status

They are in a three-way struggle for survival with Maritzburg United and Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) – all on 25 points.

They are all just one point clear of 15th-placed Chippa United.

The Winelands outfit is winless in their last eight DStv Premiership matches. Coach Steve Barker is focused on the task at hand – survival.

We need to focus on our energies ahead. We obviously have a big game against Pirates. We have shown that we are competitive against any team in this league. We need to show the resilience and show the confidence and belief in what we are able to achieve‘, Stellies coach Barker stated.

Orlando Pirates poised to pounce into Africa

Pirates sit in fourth position on the table and need to win their remaining matches to ensure a place in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

They are currently one point behind Golden Arrows who occupy third place, but have a game in hand.

The side finishing third automatically qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup next season. This is a bare minimum for Zinnbauer’s Bucs given the magnitude of the history of Orlando Pirates.

Pirates have five games left and cannot afford to drop points today. They will also be heavily focused on this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final clash against Morocco’s Raja Casablanca.

This presents the Soweto giants with a final chance at silverware this season.

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Source : The South African More   

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Cash-in-transit heist: CIT robbery ‘in planning stages’ foiled by SAPS

A man and his wife were arrested after allegedly plotting a cash-in-transit heist, with three hijacked vehicles found at their home.

Cash-in-transit heist: CIT robbery ‘in planning stages’ foiled by SAPS

Police in Johannesburg believe that they have managed to foil a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist before it even took place, with two people arrested after a raid on their Marikana home led to the discovery of three hijacked vehicles and a plot to stage an audacious robbery. 

Cash-in-transit heists have been a frequent scourge on communities across the country in recent years, and luckily a cool, calm and collected driver like Leo Prinsloo wasn’t required to fend off the attackers this time.

Crime stoppers descend on Gauteng home

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said in a statement on Tuesday 11 May that the raid was conducted by the Rustenburg Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, who were assisted by the Special Task Force, Crime Intelligence, Johannesburg Metro Police and Gauteng Flying Squad. 

He said that these teams followed up on information of the possible cash-in-transit robbery that was “still at a planning stage”.

“The team descended at a house in Teme section, Marikana on the afternoon of Monday, 10 May 2021. Three vehicles, two Audis and a Jeep that were confirmed as hijacked earlier this year in Douglasdale and Wierdabrug policing precincts respectively were recovered,” he said. 

Man and woman arrested for cash-in-transit plot  

The owner of the house and his wife were immediately arrested for possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit crime, with the investigating officers concluding that the vehicles were set to be used in an upcoming robbery. 

“Investigation revealed that the recovered vehicles were allegedly brought to the house which was assigned to be used as a safe house once the robbery has taken place. Further details of other implicated suspects are being followed up and they should be arrested soon,” said Ramovha. 

The arrested suspects aged 41 and 29-years-old are expected to appear in the Tlhabane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 12 May.

Source : The South African More   

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