Orlando Pirates to head to Tunisia despite bomb attack

Pirates are due to travel to the North African country for the second leg of the tie.

Orlando Pirates players prepare for the away leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Final. Picture: Orlando Pirates FC ‏@Orlando_Pirates.

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they will be traveling to Tunisia as planned, despite the country's president Beji Caid Essebsi declaring a state of emergency following a bomb attack on Tuesday which killed at least 13 people.

Pirates are scheduled to play the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Final in Sousse on Sunday night against Etoile Du Sahel, and depart from OR Tambo International Airport at midday tomorrow.

Pirates told EWN Sport that they would not be commenting on the recent bomb attack in Tunisia or how the state of the emergency would affect their match with Etoile Du Sahel.

Pirates are due to travel to the North African country for the second leg of the tie, but doubts were raised about whether the match would still go on.

However, the club posted their travel arrangements on their social media page today, confirming that they will leave tomorrow as planned, with the match taking place on Sunday night as scheduled.

Travel Details: Depart THU 26 Nov (19H05). Arrive FRI 27 Nov (12H35). Bus (2hrs). Return TUE 01 Dec (14H30). Arrive WED 02 Dec (10H50).

FIXTURE DETAILS: @ESSahel vs @Orlando_Pirates. Sunday, 29 November 2015. Stade Olympique de Sousse (Tunisia). Kickoff 20H30.

The #CAFConfedCup Final 2 is set to be played in Sousse (Tunisia) on Sunday, 29 Nov 2015. KO 20H30 (SA). @SuperSportTV 4 @Official_SABC1