Pirates Crowned CBL Champions
Carling Black Label Cup
Result: Kaizer Chiefs (5)0-0(6) Orlando Pirates
Date: 26 July 2014
Venue: FNB Stadium
Orlando Pirates were crowned Carling Black Label Cup champions after defeating Kaizer Chiefs 6-5 on penalties at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The game was decided on penalties after it ended 0-0 after the 90 minutes.
The opening exchanges failed to provide any meaningful goal-mouth action, as both sides were happy to pass the ball around rather and feel each other out.
Pirates duo Oupa Manyisa and Sfisio Meyni were pulling the strings for the Buccaneers in the first half, with Tlou Segolela and Thabo Matlaba providing a threat down the left flank.
Chiefs, meanwhile, were quite content to sit back and let Pirates have the ball, with the hope of catching them on the counter, while Stuart Baxter was dealt a blow in the 23rd minute as striker Kingston Nkhatha come off injured and was replaced by Siphelele Mthembu.
And it was Pirates who had the better of the chances, as Happy Jele headed over from six-yards out in the 37th minute, before Kermit Erasmus forced Itumeleng Khune into a fine save three minutes later.
Willard Katsande came close in the 48th minute, as his long range troubled Senzo Meyiwa, who managed to parry the effort away.
George Maluleka should have opened the scoring in the the 66th minute from the penalty spot after George Lebese had been brought down by Rooi Mahamutsa, but the midfielder rifled his spot-kick against crossbar.
Despite the openness of the game, neither side could break the deadlock in the remaining 24 minutes, with the only Matlaba coming close in the 92nd minute.
And it went all the way to sudden death as the Buccaneers prevailed 6-5 on penalties to be crowned Carling Black Label Cup champions.
Here's how they lined up:
Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Siboniso Gaxa, Eric Mathoho, Tefu Mashamaite, Tsepo Masilela, George Lebese, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, George Maluleka, Willard Katsande, Kingston Nkhatha, Katlego Mphela
Orlando Pirates: Senzo Meyiwa, Rooi Mahamutsa, Happy Jele, Siyabonga Sangweni, Thabo Matlaba, Tlou Segolela, Sifiso Myeni, Oupa Manyisa, Daine Klate, Kermit Erasmus, Lehlohonolo Majoro