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Makola & Manyisa Lead Bucs Into Nedbank Quarters

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Full-Time: Free State Stars 1-4 Orlando Pirates 

Date: 08 April 2017

Venue: Goble Park

Mpho Makola and Oupa Manyisa were among the goals as Orlando Pirates defeated Free State Stars 4-1 to advance in the Nedbank Cup.

The Buccaneers enjoyed an encouraging start to the encounter, while Stars' Goodman Dlamini forced Siyabonaga Mpontshane into a good save inside the opening 15 minutes.

Pirates were rewarded for a fine start, as Mpho Makola collected a pass from Happy Jele before rifling the ball into the far corner from 25-yards out in the 20th minute.

Stars, meanwhile, still posed a threat to the Pirates defence, with Sinethemba Jantjie causing a few problems down the left flank.

Pirates had a chance to extend their lead in the 39th minute when Makola picked out Thabo Matlaba in the box, but the full-back could only head over from close range.

However, Stars leveled matters five minutes before the halftime break as Sifiso Mbhele rose well and sent a towering header into the far corner.

Pirates restored their lead shortly after the halftime break Okumo headed Makola's cross into his own net, with Mafoumbi left stranded.

Stars responded by introducing Danny Venter for Goodman Dlamini in the 55th minute, as they pushed for an equaliser.

However, the Buccaneers grabbed their third goal in the 62nd minute as Manyisa calmly lifted the ball over the on-rushing Mafoumbi, after some fine build-up play.

Kjell Jonevret opted for a change on 70 minutes as Tendai Ndoro made way for Thamsanqa Gabuza, who scored in the previous round.

It went from bad to worse for Stars in the 76th minute when Makhehlene Makhaula was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.

Thembinkosi Lorch rounded off the scoring in the final minute of stoppage time, as with a fine finish from 12-yards out, 1-4.

Here's how they lined up:

Stars: 1. Mafoumbi, 24. Tlhone, 21. Okumu, 19. Mbhele, 44. Mahamutsa, 26. Dlamini, 50. Vilakazi, 4. Makhaula, 23. Sekola, 11. Jantjie, 38. Anas.

Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 2. Gcaba, 4. Jele, 8. Matlaba, 21. Phungwayo, 18. Sarr, 20. Manyisa, 45. Mobara, 5. Makola, 29. Lorch, 7. Ndoro.

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