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Bucs Keep Title Hopes Alive With Usuthu Win

Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates 15 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 15, 2018 04:53 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: AmaZulu 1-2 Orlando Pirates
 
Date: 15 April 2018
 
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
 
Orlando Pirates kept their Absa Premiership title hopes alive with a 2-1 win over AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday.
 
 
The Buccaneers shaded the possession statistics in the early stages of the encounter but they failed to carve out a clear-cut chance.
 
It was Usuthu who got the opening goal on 10 minutes as a swift counter-attack saw Ovidy Karuru released down the right before he picked out Mabhuti Khenyeza to tap home from close range.
 
The hosts showed no signs of slowing down and they carved out another chance on 24 minutes but Milton Ncube could only fire into the side-netting from close range.
 
However, Pirates leveled matters with their first effort on target in the 33rd minute when Musa Nyatama nodded home Thembinkosi Lorch's free-kick.
 
Both sides went in search of a second goal in the closing stages of the half, but they were unable to carve out a chance.
 
Milutin Sredojevic opted for a change at the start of the second half as Lorch made way for Augustine Mulenga.
 
The Buccaneers threw numbers forward in search of a second goal, while Thabo Qalinge was also introduced for Mpho Makola on the hour mark.
 
Siyabonga Mbatha came to Usuthu's rescue on 73 minutes as the shot-stopper pulled off a stunning save to keep out Justin Shonga's low strike 
 
However, Pirates were not to be denied six minutes later as the ball dropped to Qalinge in the box and the winger sent a low driven strike past Mbatha.
 
Cavin Johnson's men threw numbers forward in search of an equaliser in the closing stages, but the Soweto giants remained resolute to claim the win.
 
Pirates are now only three points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
AmaZulu: 28. Mbatha, 24. Sikhakhane, 29. Mabiliso, 17. Gumede, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 6. Ncube, 14. Mnguni, 10. Nomvethe (Ncobeni 73'), 9. Cele (Manzini 83'), 23. Karuru, 2. Khenyeza (Morton 68').
 
Subs: 1. Murambadoro, 27. Nyongo, 25. Gumede, 32. Lumkwana, 8. Ncobeni 4. Morton, Manzini.
 
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 24. Thopola, 23. Maela, 14. Nyatama, 37. Mlambo, 5. Makola (Qalinge 61'), 11. Memela (Munetsi 83'), 3. Lorch (Mulenga 46'), 27. Shonga.
 
Subs: 30. Sandilands, 39.Maphanga, 33. Munetsi, 45. Mobara, 15. Qalinge, 31. Gabuza, 42. Mulenga.


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setlaboswana Apr 17, 2018 08:17 AM
@soreman99, my friend, you know it is unprofessional, disrespect and indeed premature to celebrate while it is still mathematically possible for rotte to win the league.
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scoreman99 Apr 17, 2018 07:22 AM
@setlaboswana kikikikiki we r delaying ur lig celebration,how cos bucs is building mus
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lmbuyeleni Apr 17, 2018 05:07 AM
This is the time of pain had we listened.The bomb is about to explode.This is the time of tried and tested.Sundowns with their experience can see the trophy while Pirates tried and tested is jiving pantsula dance on the stands.We warned you coaches you did not listen watch Sundowns lift the trophy.You must learn to listen next season don't gamble with backline
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decogprs86 Apr 16, 2018 11:17 PM
Ratties please you just waiting our time, you secured your position 2, you've reached your goal (from bottom half to position 2), you gon play Top8 & CCL maan eei! Stop winning so we can take our league and rest some of our players for CCL maan!
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Choly wa Kabotsho Apr 16, 2018 08:32 PM
@model c...wasting their time?!just because you think Dununu won the league then my mighty Bucs should play draws or lose it's games?!c'mon bro we play to win
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chiefs is useless Apr 16, 2018 02:38 PM
@model c but khompela said the league is yours mosss ? What happened kikikikiki
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model c Apr 16, 2018 02:34 PM
they wasting time dunu r the champs
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Mganu ka matsho Apr 16, 2018 12:11 PM
Let it go down to the wire guys Up the bucs!! Im proud of U guys Africa here We come again
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 16, 2018 12:00 PM
The ship is still sailing
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Mfitshimfitshi Apr 16, 2018 10:34 AM
"Calm down, we need to calm down," Mosimane said. "I can see people are happy. We as coaches, we need to come down because this thing is not yet done, it's not yet decided." M0simane c0ncluded
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dellah Apr 16, 2018 09:36 AM
Really cowditor ?
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setlaboswana Apr 16, 2018 08:27 AM
If rotte think they can delay our celebration for as long as they want, they have something coming on 25 April 2018.
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pato Apr 16, 2018 08:27 AM
Give us a signal mama if chiefs will reach 50 points
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setlaboswana Apr 16, 2018 08:11 AM
@Skeem Sa HDK, I wish fau reach rotte 's level, I am tired of their drawing habit.
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pato Apr 16, 2018 08:09 AM
Mama those who score one goal every two games, they are here we see them, give us a signal how to deal with them
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Skeem Sa HDK Apr 16, 2018 08:02 AM
@setlaboswana: yes even the most prominent rats fans can't dispute that. But rats seem to be writing a new chapter now.
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mosekaphofu maggosim Apr 16, 2018 07:48 AM
In the bininging,Micho talked about the club's badge kikkk yeah bininging, gud mor members
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thato357 Apr 16, 2018 07:27 AM
Well done Bucs.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 16, 2018 07:05 AM
@indidanee moetsa dibe leka motsotso wa di last, wa kena ka tempeleng ya yo godimodimo.
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indidanee Apr 16, 2018 06:40 AM
@LeCowhlohlo , but u dnt need p0ints when u building m0s ... Why u still w0rried ab0ut dr0pped p0ints ??

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