Zuma wishes Pirates well
President Jacob Zuma called on the country to support Pirates ahead of their clash with Ah Ahly.
CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday wished Orlando Pirates well ahead of their all-important first leg CAF African Champions League Cup final on Saturday.
The Soweto soccer giants are the only South African team to have won the tournament back in 1995.
Pirates beat Tunisian team Esperance in the semi-final of the competition to set up the final with Egyptian giants Ah Ahly.
"We congratulate Orlando Pirates for having reached the finals of this prestigious CAF African Champions League Cup.
"This is an important milestone not only for the team, but for soccer and sports in general in our country. We express our strongest support to the team. The nation must support them as they fly the South African flag high at Orlando Stadium," Zuma said in a statement.