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Gabuza Brace Salvages A Draw For Pirates

Absa Premiership Report: Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates 30 September 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 30, 2017 10:04 PM

Absa Premiership 

Result: Polokwane City 2-2 Orlando Pirates 

Date: 30 September 2017

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Polokwane City squandered an opportunity for three points when they played out to an entertaining 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates.

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Orlando Pirates looked comfortable and in control of proceedings and created the first chance of the game. Musa Nyatama played a ball over the Polokwane City defense to an on-running Thamsanqa Gabuza, with the latter firing a firm shot that was parried away by Harold Ndlovu.

Moments later the shot stopper was called into action when Mpho Makola struck a powerful shot from a free-kick looked destined for goal until Ndlovu fisted the ball over the bar.

Great interplay from Pirates saw a great one-two between Mthokozisi Dube and Gabuza. The attempted clearance from the defensive clearance ricocheted against Gabuza and almost into the back of the net but was tipped over the bar by Ndlovu. 

Rise and Shine got their first shot on goal on the 50th minute mark when Seabi shot from the penalty spot but his effort was safely handled by Wayne Sandilands.

Pirates countered swiftly with Thembinkosi Lorch playing Thamsanqa Gabuza through to finish in an empty net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Buccaneers were looking for a second and Abbubaker Mobara struck a powerful swerving shot which was awkwardly kicked away by Harold Ndlovu in the Polokwane City goal.

The keeper was having a busy day in goal and had to be at his best to save a shot from a one on one with Lorch and gathered the rebound from Gabuza.

City made Pirates pay for their missed chances as they equalized from a Rendani Ndou header after a beautiful cross from Rodney Ramagalela.

The game turned on it’s head when a great run through midfield from Jabulani Maluleke put Ramagalela through and goal and the forward struck beautifully to put his side 2-1 ahead.

With a minute remaining, a long ball from Musa Nyatama found Gabuza in the City box and the striker flicked the ball over Ndlovu and into the back of the net to rescue a point for Pirates at the death. 

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Here's how they lined up:

Polokwane: 23 Chigova, 2 Semenya, Maponyane, 23 Ravhuhali, 4 Tshilo, 21 Seabi, 20 Phiri, 19 Ndou, 8 Maluleke, 10 Tlolane, 17 Ramagalela

Pirates: 30 Sandilands, 4 Jele, 34 Nyauza, 23 Maela, 28 Dube, 45 Mobara, 14 Nyatama, 15 Qalinge, 3 Lorch, 5 Makola,  Gabuza 31


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Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos Oct 02, 2017 07:19 PM
I was happy to see Gabuza scoring the brace while in the process silencing his critics. Thumbs-up Gabuza
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ksleg Oct 02, 2017 08:57 AM
Gabuza has a newly found form which is good, it means the new Coach Micho is motivating him and he is certainly getting the best out of him, Pirates are still building though, even though they drew this weekend i don't think they can do any better when playing against the on form teams, teams like Baroka, CT City will annihilate Pirates
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Mondli hates qhabanga Oct 01, 2017 10:38 PM
#ReadingComments #RememberPiratesDriveFord
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TBS Oct 01, 2017 02:49 PM
@Boris Becker ,,, Yes that's me, the last time I checked.
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ntu2zelo aka N Oct 01, 2017 12:59 PM
I wonder why luvuyo memela isnt playing,bcz everytime he get the chance he's always a treat,he can shoot n create a lot of goals
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ntu2zelo aka N Oct 01, 2017 12:56 PM
We want more goals gabuza
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mathabele Oct 01, 2017 12:37 PM
HAppy buccaneer 12points gebuza you putting us airing xem
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Bucs325 Oct 01, 2017 11:55 AM
@angam point taken man...I'm glad you found something interesting in that comment
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Makaveli 99 Oct 01, 2017 10:51 AM
@Miss__Bridgertte Layun Today you will prevail coz P. Stats iz Dead I think u will manage to Resurrect yo self from CCL gudluck it will be 2:0
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Makaveli 99 Oct 01, 2017 10:47 AM
I wish if Ganda Ganda stay injury free until our game against Chips but I know that they fear him here comes Ganda Ganda the earth is starting to shake..
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Oct 01, 2017 10:40 AM
@Bhelekhulu,,,,oh,thanks for the translation pal
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LukzBucz Oct 01, 2017 10:39 AM
Mobara must realize that the ball is size 5..for th 2nd tym he almost cost us he keeps making same stupid mistakes
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LukzBucz Oct 01, 2017 10:36 AM
@Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Gabuza alwayz gives defenders hard tym..my two cents with him is that he misses so many chances for e so called striker
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mathamnandi kwabawadlayo Oct 01, 2017 10:11 AM
But at the moment there is no different between Manyisa and Nyatama even Maela yesterday was our biggest suspect in the middle of park we have good players like abo Shitolo abo Sangweni this thing for putting players out of their position is not good at all centre back sinabo Justice but anyway 1 point away from home is better than abo makhi zero point at home
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Bhelekhulu Oct 01, 2017 10:05 AM
@Miss__Bridgertte Layun it means shut up you cow, this real pirates think he is clever,
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Oct 01, 2017 10:01 AM
They say a draw away from home is a good result but last night's game doesn't count because we could have easily wrapped it up......disappointed big time.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Atleast 1 point is better than nothing for rats as we knw where they are from,maybe things cld change for them
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Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Oct 01, 2017 09:51 AM
Players' mistakes cost us 3 points last night, at least they fought back and made sure we don't lose all points. I am impressed with the unity and fighting spirit amongst the players. Even the way we played was much better. Slowly but surely we will get there, Kjell's mess won't be fixed overnight.
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Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Oct 01, 2017 09:44 AM
If Cowbuza continues playing like he played last night maybe I will forgive him from being a cow, well done cow Gabuza.
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juju banned lwandle hater Oct 01, 2017 09:36 AM
Stil no son of hurting banned lwandle

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