The Buccaneers began their CAF Confederations’ cup with 2-1 win over Uganda Revenue Authority.
Rooi Mahamutsa scored a stunning goal in the first half before second half substitute, Lehlohonolo Majoro, wrapped-up the win to make it 2-0 for the Soweto Giants, but Happy Jele’s own goal meant the tie is far from over.
The three who impressed:
Rooi Mahamutsa: the defender gave one of his best performance for Pirates this season in this match. His stunning goal in the first half showed that his confidence is very high as he rarely put a foot wrong against the Uganda side.
Sifiso Myeni: the winger was the most effective of the Pirates attacking players. Myeni was useful going forward and also put a lot of work when his team lost the ball. He is slowly rediscovering his best form again.
Oupa Manyisa: The Pirates captain gave a satisfying performance in the midfield of the park where Pirates looked very organised. Manyisa covered a lot of ground when his team was in position of the ball and even after losing it. He made things very simple for Lehlohonolo Masalesa, who was given a rare start in the holding midfield position.
The three that disappointed :
Kermit Erasmus: It was yet another frustrating day in office for the diminutive forward. Despite working so hard until he was taken off in the second half, Erasmus continues to struggle in front of goals and it was not a surprise when he made way for Majoro.
Lennox Bacela: also given a rare start, nothing seemed to be going his way in search of a goal leading to him being taken off early in the second half.
Mpho Makola: a lot was expected from Makola especially after performing so well in the league match against Polokwane City in midweek. However, the former Free State Stars man failed to produce the performance that saw him among the goals against City. His below the par performance saw him making way for Thabo Rakhale in the second stanza of the match. Once again one good game, one bad…