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Bucs Sent Crashing Out Of MTN8

MTN8 Quarter-Final Report: Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United 11 August 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2018 11:24 PM

MTN8 Quarter-Final 

Result: Orlando Pirates 2-2 SuperSport (SuperSport won 4-3 on penalties)

Date: 11 August 2018

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates crashed out of the MTN8 after losing 4-3 on penalties to SuperSport United in their quarter-final encounter on Saturday evening.

Both sides came into the encounter having registered their first wins of the Absa Premiership during the week.

The Buccaneers enjoyed a lot of possession in the early stages and they went ahead on 14 minutes when Augustine Mulenga combined with Justin Shonga before poking the ball past Ronwen Williams.

SuperSport nearly restored parity on 27 minutes when Teboho Mokoena shaved the outside of the upright with a stunning strike from distance.

However, the visitors were not to be denied on 34 minutes as Dean Furman combined with Evans Rusike before firing a superb left-footed strike past Siyabonga Mpontshane.

Both sides went in search of more goals in the closing stages of the half, but they were unable to create ccut chances and went into the break level at 1-1.

Zimbabwean forward Evans Rusike gave United the lead four minutes into the second stanza with a cracking low strike from close range after being gifted a lot of space, 1-2.

Gladwin Shitolo equalised for Bucs on the hour-mark, deflecting in a strike fromby Xolani Mlambo into the back of the net, 2-2.

The match was in the balance in the last 20 minutes with end to end attacks as both sides were looking for the winner.

Vincent Pule had a glorious chance to seal the match for Bucs five minutes before time, but he got under a half-volley and his effort sailed over the bar.

Ultimately there could not be a winner in regulation time and the match went into extra time.

Matsatsantsa were dangerous on counter-attacks midway through the first stanza of extra time as Pirates were pushing too high. The two sides could not be separated in the first stanza of extra time.

Pirates were awarded a penalty seven minutes before time with Mulenga taking the spot-kick but SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams made the save.

The two sides could not be separated as a result and the match went into penalty shoot-out, where the visitors went on to win 4-3.

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Here's how they lined up:
 
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 23. Maela, 35. Thopola, 32. Mntambo, 20. Mlambo, 27. Motshwari, 45. Pule, 12. Shonga 17. Mulenga.
 
Subs: 16. Mabokgwane, 33. Munetsi, 37. Mbekile, 3. Lorch, 42. Maphangule, 7. Mahachi, 31. Gabuza.
 
SuperSport: 30. Williams, 28. Mokoena , 3. Khumalo , 4. Daniels , 14. Bhasera, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 13. Phala, 19. Rusike, 17. Lungu, 7. Grobler.
 
Subs: 33. Pule, 29. Gould, 25. Fleurs, 24. Mbule , 15. Lakay, 11. Keene, 16.Modiba.
 
 

 


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miltah.king@gmail.com Joined: 28 Jul 2015
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miltah.king@gmail.com Aug 16, 2018 01:13 PM
Happy Jele has let the team down. I believe he was suppose to take that penalty himself as a leader. I do not blame Mulenga for missing the penalty but he does not know the SSU goal keeper.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Aug 14, 2018 01:36 PM
@DopeZN, yes,good luck against Baroka later today.
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Aug 14, 2018 11:53 AM
@setlaboswana we shall re-visit this topic after 10-15 games mate. Good luck in Africa Champ.
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Honestkhosi Joined: 20 Aug 2016
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Honestkhosi Aug 14, 2018 09:31 AM
Honestly!! The world is a small place. When I arrive at Naturena yesterday, I found Steve Komphela there. So I asked Bobby... "what is he doing here?". Bobby answered... "He came to teach Solinas English". Eishh!! The world is a small place.
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michael.swartbooi@gmail.com Aug 14, 2018 09:19 AM
They must shut up now and stop misleading people about last season form.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Aug 14, 2018 08:35 AM
@DopeZN, I can only wish him good luck mate. If he is able to achieve in one season what Prof Komphela was unable to achieve in three seasons, then,I will say he is a quality Coach.
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Aug 14, 2018 07:28 AM
@setlaboswana I'm hoping he will be good enuf champ, I liked his combinations over the weekend I just hope we have really turned the corner this time around.
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Honestkhosi Aug 13, 2018 09:41 PM
Honestly!! The world is a small place. When I arrive at Naturena today, I found Steve Komphela there. So I asked Bobby... "what is he doing here?". Bobby answered... "He came to teach Solinas English". Eishh!! The world is a small place.
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zwelethuguqa@gmail.com Aug 13, 2018 08:08 PM
Up the Bucs.
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RyanPule Aug 13, 2018 04:13 PM
Supersports have a great squad.
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Agent 47 Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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Agent 47 Aug 13, 2018 03:20 PM
finishing coach is not doing his job or is he a fishing coach ayi di pierats mara
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@soccerveteran Joined: 09 Aug 2018
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@soccerveteran Aug 13, 2018 03:09 PM
Rats are still cooking,while their supporters are starving
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Aug 13, 2018 02:46 PM
@Skoko86 When said pirates will win the league? On SL paper yes, there is no team that can beat Bhakaniya, on the field of play, Dololo??
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Seida81 Aug 13, 2018 02:44 PM
POOR PIRATES SHEM
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Aug 13, 2018 02:39 PM
If you are troubled by rats in your house, consider buying "SSU Rattex" it eliminate rats from progressing further
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Aug 13, 2018 12:44 PM
@DopeZN, let me give Selina the benefit of the doubt Mate. If he is good enough, why not give him credit?
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Nzununu4Khosi Aug 13, 2018 12:09 PM
What a shame.
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Aug 13, 2018 10:04 AM
We need both Memela and Lorch on the starting line up
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Aug 13, 2018 10:00 AM
@Mambotjie626 I heard they in discussion with Gerald "Mgababa" Raphahlela for that one ha ha ha
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DopeZN Aug 13, 2018 09:59 AM
@setlaboswana ha ha ha good thing he also knows it.

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