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Chaos ahead of CAF final

A short while ago the South African media were ushered out of their seats as fans flooded into the area.

FILE: Orlando Pirates' supporters cheer during the African Champions League first leg final between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Egypt's Al-Ahly in Soweto on November 2, 2013. Picture:AFP

CAIRO - Fans have over run security blockades at the venue for the African champions League final

The match between Al Ahly and Orlando Pirates gets underway at 6 pm and Pirates have come out to warm up.

Orlando Pirates' 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

There doesn't appear to have been any clashes between riot police and Al Ahly supporters but any attempts at crowd control have failed.

A short while ago the South African media were ushered out of their seats as fans flooded into the area. Ironically the three Pirates fans who made the journey have the entire stand to themselves and are protected by the police.

The media are now situated on the pitch.

The chants from the Al Ahly fans are deafening and the Pirates players are doing their best to deal with the situation by huddling together as they've came to warm up.

DE SA CONFIDENT

Meanwhile, Pirates coach Roger de Sa is confident they can overcome their toughest challenge in order to clinch a second African Champions League title.

After a one all result against Al Ahly in the first leg of the final, the Buccaneers need a win or a score draw of two all or more in Cairo to repeat the success of the 1995 Pirates squad.

Al Ahly has the advantage as a goalless draw is enough to see them through.

But Pirates have beaten Al Ahly 3-0 in Egypt during the group stage of the competition and De Sa believes they can do it again.

Furthermore, Pirates are getting support from Cairo's Zamalek, thanks to their fierce rivalry with Al Ahly.

Zamalek supporters would rather see the visitors win the title.