Pirates in trouble at half-time in Confed final

The Tunisian’s lead 2-1 on aggregate, setting up what should be an interesting final 45 minutes.

Orlando Pirates vs Etoile du Sahel in the CAF Confederation Cup final in Sousse, Tunisia. Picture: CAF Champions League & CAF Confederation Cup official Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates went into the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final against Etoile du Sahel in Sousse, Tunisia, needing just one goal to turn their fortunes around and put themselves in the driving seat, in their quest to win their first ever title.

Many expected Etoile to sit back for much of the game to try protect their away goal advantage, letting Pirates come at them, only to catch them on the counter-attack when the opportunity arose.

To the Buccaneers fans' displeasure, that would not be the case, as the home side took the game to Eric Tinkler's side, looking for the cushion goal and to put Pirates under added pressure.

Ammar Jemal found himself in a great place to toe-poke the ball into the back of the net, after the Bucs goalkeeper Felipe Ovono fumbled the ball, giving the home side the crucial lead.

The Tunisian's lead 2-1 on aggregate, setting up what should be an interesting final 45 minutes.