CAF have confirmed Orlando Pirates progress to the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup after Sagrada Esperanca’s withdrawal.
Orlando Pirates confirmed they had received communication from the continental governing body confirming the decision.
“Within the framework of the organisation of M.58 Orlando Pirates Vs GD Sagrada Esperança counting for the 2nd preliminary round of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2020/21, we would like to inform you that the club GD Sagrada Esperança has withdrawn from the competition,” the statement said
“Therefore, we hereby inform you that the club Orlando Pirates is automatically qualified to the next round, namely the additional 2nd preliminary round. Furthermore, the mission of the designated officials for the above-mentioned match is cancelled.”
“A letter will be communicated to the Angolan Federation incorporating further details regarding the withdrawal.”