Result: Orlando Pirates 0-0 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila
Date: 05 June 2021
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Orlando Pirates will be playing CAF Confederation Cup football next season after finishing third with a goalless draw against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
Josef Zinnbauer kept faith with the same attack that started in the win over Baroka, although match-winner Terrence Dzvukumanja was only named on the bench once again.
The Buccaneers looked to bag an early goal, with Gabadinho Mhango and Thembinkosi Lorch getting behind the Tshakuma defence but they were unable to test Washington Arubi.
It was one-way traffic as the first half continued, but the home side were finding it tough to carve out clear openings while the final ball from set-pieces were not up to par.
Unfortunately for the Soweto giants, that proved to be the trend for the latter stages of the first although Wayne Sandilands was called upon in the final five minutes to clean up a failed clearance.
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The Soweto giants had to wait until the 57th minute for a sight at goal when Mhango's shot deflected into the path of Deon Hotto, whose acrobatic effort was kept by Arubi.
That was to be Hotto's final major involvement as the Namibian winger made way for Dzvukamanja who was hoping to make the same impact he did on Wednesday evening.
The substitution nearly paid off with 10 minutes to go, but Dzvukamanja was unable to keep his strike on target after getting on the end of Kabelo Dlamini's cross.
However, 0-0 was how the encounter ended at Orlando Stadium as the Soweto giants clinch third spot to secure continental football.
Here's how they started:
Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 4. Jele, 5. Nyauza, 23. Maela, 17. Jooste, 15. Makaringe, 6. Motshwari, 3. Lorch, 45. Pule, 7. Mhango, 11. Hotto.
Subs: Sithole, 14, Hlatshwayo, 29. Mako, 19. Sam, 34. Tshobeni, 32. Mntambo, 21. Zungu, 18. Dlamini, 12. Dzvukamanja.
TTM: 36. Arubi, 27, Ndengane, 21. Malongoane, 5. Mabotja, 25. Mphambaniso, 22. Thangwane, 35. Mokgopa, 13. Maphangule, 23. Mnyamane, 8. Nevhulamba, 31. Mhadhanga.
Subs: 49. Mamudzidi, 26, Nedzamba, 15. Theron, 6. Timm, 20. Ndlondlo, 10. Ngema, 30. Rakhale, 18. Nonyane.