Register Login Scores

PSL

Pirates Left Frustrated By Aces

Absa Premiership
 
Score: Orlando Pirates 1-1 Mpumalanga Black Aces
 
Date: 18 September 2015
 
Venue: Orlando Stadium
 
Collins Mbesuma cancelled out Mpho Makola's strike, as Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Mpumalanga Black Aces on Friday evening.
 
The Buccaneers were in control from the onset, although the likes of Thabo Rakhale and Menzi Masuku squandered close range efforts in the opening exchanges.
 
Eric Tinkler's men broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when Mpho Makola cut in from the left flank, before firing a low effort into the bottom corner.
 
The visitors hardly created much going forward, although they did force Felipe Ovono into a save via Aubrey Ngoma's free-kick from the edge of the box in the 30th minute.
 
Pirates were then dealt a blow in the 34th minute when Makola had to be substituted due to an injury. He was replaced by Sifiso Myeni.
 
However, Aces had the stronger finish to the first half and managed to draw themselves level, as Collins Mbesuma did well to create space in the box, before rifling an effort past Ovono.
 
Ovono had to be at his best in the 59th minute, as he did well to keep out Mbesuma's lobbed effort from the edge of the area.
 
Shu-Aib Walters was then called upon in the 70th minute, as he produced a wonderful save to keep Thabo Matlaba's volley from the edge of the area.
 
Pirates new boy, Roger Majafa, nearly marked his first appearance with a goal in the 75th minute but he placed his effort over the crossbar from 20-yards out.
 
Walters came to Aces' rescue in the 77th minute as the shot-stopper came rushing off his line to deny Matlaba.
 
However, Walters ensured Aces left the Orlando Stadium with a point, as he pulled off a superb save to deny Majoro from point-blank range in stoppage time.
 
The draw sees The Buccaneers move up to ninth in the Absa Premiership standings, while Aces are up to fifth.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Orlando Pirates:  Ovono, Mahamutsa, Gyimah, Jele, Matlaba, Masalesa, Ntshumayelo, Makola, Rakhale, Masuku, Majoro
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces: Walters, Kobola, Ngalo, Mzava, Nonyane, Manyama, Khuboni, Ngoma, Jayiya, Tukane, Mbesuma
 

Lekgwathi To Join Bucs Technical Team?

Cardoso Drawing Closer To Chiefs Debut

Baxter Hopes To Have SA Options

1622 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

268 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

2 Jul 27, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

48 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

46 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

31 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Official: Chiefs Unveil New Home & Away Kits

59 Aug 01, 2021 08:34 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Amakhosi New Boy Enters Naturena Drip Fold

26 Jul 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Katsande To Bounce Back In New Colours?

31 Aug 02, 2021 07:04 PM in PSL

Swallows Confirm ‘Big Fish’ Signing

21 Aug 02, 2021 05:09 PM in PSL

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

107 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates