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Bucs to train at Al Ahly Stadium

Under CAF rules, a team needs to know 10 days in advance of a game.

FILE: Orlando Pirates player Thabo Matlaba escapes with the ball during CAF Champions League first leg final between Orlando Pirates and Al-Ahly in Soweto on 2 November, 2013. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates will train at the Al Ahly Stadium in the build up to their CAF Champions League second leg final.

The teams are tied at 1-1 following Saturday's first leg at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Al Ahly Sports Club will host the team during their stay.

On Monday, it emerged the team did not know where it would stay once landing in Cairo.

Under CAF rules, a team needs to know 10 days in advance of a game.

Pirates administration manager Floyd Mbele says the uncertainty around accommodation has become the norm in the competition.

"Typically, they would have informed CAF 10 days before. But my experience in this tournament is that we only find out when we get there as to where we will be staying."

Fans looking to bid Pirates farewell can head out to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday at 7pm.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on all South Africans to support the Bucs on Sunday.

Kick off is at 6pm.