The South African FA (SAFA) says they will report TP Mazembe to CAF over the treatment of Orlando Pirates in their African Champions League return-leg clash on Sunday.

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The South African FA (SAFA) says they will report TP Mazembe to CAF over the treatment of Orlando Pirates in their African Champions League return-leg clash on Sunday.

The Soweto giants say the they were put through a ?terrifying experience? during Sunday?s match in against the rich DR Congo side in Lubumbashi.

Pirates lost 1-0 to TP Mazembe but advanced to the group stages of the competition with a 3-2 aggregate victory.

TP Mazembe have five Ghanaian players in their fold including the Black Stars duo of Solomon Asante and Richard Kissi Boateng

Despite their victory Pirates are unhappy over the treatment they received in DRC claiming their players and officials were threatened while journalists accompanying the team were arrested and locked up.

?It was a terrifying experience. Our lives were at risk,? SAFA?s head of delegation for the match and national executive committee (NEC) member Elvis Shishana said on Tuesday.

Shishana said his cellphone was grabbed from him by one of the fans.

The security officers at the stadium failed to assist, and his phone was returned only after he threatened to report the matter to Caf.

An SABC crew which was to broadcast the match live was prevented from doing so, with the organisers claiming there was no permission to televise the match.

The national broadcaster said on Monday two of its crew were arrested. A journalist?s cellphone simcard was confiscated.

The two crew members were later released by the police and had returned home.

?It was very clear from the beginning that they had an agenda, hence they did not want anyone to record the match,? Shishana said.

?It is difficult to explain why millions of fans were denied a chance to watch this match.

?The officiating was terrible, and had we lost, we would have been called cry babies, but now that we are through to the next round we must complain to Caf.?

Despite the experience, Shishana said Pirates, the only South African team to have won the Champions League, had done well to progress.

?The boys played as though their lives depended on the outcome.

?They showed real guts out there. I am proud of them for hanging on under such difficult circumstances.

?We are also glad we are back home in one piece, but I must repeat that it was a scary situation and our lives were really in danger.?

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