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The Buccaneers have resorted to chartering their own flight to the Congo this weekend, in order to stop the postponement of their PSL match against Polokwane City on Wednesday

Orlando Pirates have chartered their own flight to travel to the Congo on Friday, where they face AC Leopards during a vital Caf Champions League group game at  the Stade Municipal Denis Sassou N'Guesso in Dolisie.

The club could spend a mere 36 hours in the Congo due to their decision, which means their next PSL match against Polokwane City the following Wednesday will not be postponed.

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"The good thing about a charter is that we will fly direct to Dolisie on Friday and come back after the game," Pirates' administration executive Floyd Mbele told Sowetan Live.

"We had to go the charter route because SAA flights from Johannesburg to Brazzaville are only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

"Our big challenge is that we have a league game against Polokwane City at home next Wednesday. If we used SAA, our game against City would have been postponed."

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Andile Jali, Happy Jele and Thabo Matlaba will not be available for the game after being booked during their 2-1 loss to Zamalek in their last Caf Champions League game.

Pirates could welcome back Siyabonga Sangweni during the match, as the towering defender has finally recovered from a long injury lay-off.

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