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The game was set to take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night, but it will now be played at the Athlone Stadium on Thursday

Ajax Cape Town have confirmed that their game against Orlando Pirates will now be played on Thursday, December 12 at the Athlone Stadium.

The fixture was initially scheduled for Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, December 11, but it had to be moved due to the national state of mourning following the passing of Dr Nelson Mandela.

“Attention all media due to the national state of mourning at the passing of Nelson Mandela, the City of Cape Town will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a memorial event – “Nelson Mandela : A Life Celebrated” - on Wednesday 11th December at the Cape Town Stadium starting at 16h00,” read the statement on the Ajax Cape Town website.

The Urban Warriors are on high following their Friday night’s victory over Maritzburg United, and a win against the Buccaneers could see them into the top eight.

On the other hand, Pirates are under pressure to deliver following their failure to win the Telkom Knockout Cup final on Saturday.

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