EXTRA TIME: Orlando Pirates showcase white jersey for Champions League

Bucs wanted to celebrate their much-awaited return to continental football in style

Orlando Pirates open their Caf Champions League campaign against Seychelles club Lightstars on Wednesday evening.

They chose this as the ideal opportunity to launch their third kit, a striking difference from their dominant black colour, this is a white kit.

Tokoloho Moeketsi, the Orlando Pirates Brand Activation Manager explained the timing of the third kit.

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“We have passed a momentous milestone of 80 years of existence and in celebrating that achievement, the Club have been on a drive to close out an impressive chapter of our story by inducting five more legends to the 75 that are already immortalised in the annals of this institution. In keeping with the traditions which make this Club great, and in celebration of going back to a competition which we hold so dearly, we have brought back a jersey which resembles that which changed the fortunes of a select group of young men in 1995, and set the tone for what was to become one of the greatest eras in the Club’s and the nation’s rapidly bourgeoning football history,” said Moeketsi.