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Nyatama Fires Bucs Up To Second Spot

Absa Premiership

Result: Bloemfontein Celtic 0-1 Orlando Pirates

Date: 26 November 2017

Venue: Dr Molemela Stadium

Musa Nyatama scored his first goal for Orlando Pirates as they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash on Sunday afternoon.

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The Buccaneers made a sportive start to the encounter with Thabo Qalinge, causing a couple of problems in the final third.

However, Celtic nearly took a surprising lead in the 13th, as Lantshene Phalane looked to beat Jackson Mabokgwane from his own half, but his effort sailed wide of the upright.

Pirates started to dictate play after 20 minutes, but they were constantly let down by their decision-making in the final third.

Despite the Buccaneers' dominance, chances were few and far between for the visitors, as Celtic were proving to be a tough nut to crack.

Nevertheless, neither side could create any significant chances in the final stages of the first and the sides went into the break scoreless.

The second half started at a good tempo but it was Celtic who had most of the possession in the opening 10 minutes.

However, Pirates eventually broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute as Musa Nyatama poked the ball past Tignyemb from six-yards out to register his first goal for the club.

With 20 minutes remaining, Milutin Sredojevic opted to withdraw Mpho Makola for the defensive Issa Sarr.

Veselin Jelusic responded by introducing former Pirates midfielder Jacky Motshegwa for Mahlasela, who had less of an impact in the second half.

Celtic pushed numbers forward as they went in search of an equaliser in the final 10 minutes of the game.

However, the Buccaneers slowed the tempo down and sprayed the ball around as they held on to end their six-game winless run.

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Here's how they lined up:

Celtic: 30. Tignyemb, 12. Mahlasela, 22. Rikhotso, 27. Ndengane, 26. Lubisi, 18. Mashikinya (Mabaso 85'), 13. Letsoalo (Nyundu 60'), 35. Baloyi, 7. Hotto, 10. Mabena , 8. Phalane.

Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 19. Chabalala, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 11. Matlaba, 21. Sangweni, 14. Nyatama, 15. Qalinge (Rakhale 57'), 11. Memela, 5. Makola (Sarr 71'), 31. Gabuza (Nkosi 90').

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