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Bucs Settle For Second Place After Loss To CT City

Absa Premiership Report: Cape Town City v Orlando Pirates 28 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 28, 2018 05:02 PM
Absa Premiership 
 
Result Cape Town City 1-0 Orlando Pirates
 
Date: 28 April 2018
 
Venue: Cape Town City
 
Orlando Pirates will have to settle for second spot in the Absa Premiership this season after losing 1-0 to Cape Town City.
 
 
The Buccaneers headed into the clash knowing that the top-flight title was not in their hands, and they would need Mamelodi Sundowns to drop points against Ajax Cape Town.
 
However, with the Brazilians winning 3-1 in Tshwane, even the result against City proved inconsequential in the race for glory.
 
The Citizens took the game to Pirates in the opening stages as they looked to get the opening goal, but the Pirates defence stood firm.
 
Masoud Juma went close to giving the hosts the lead after 15 minutes but fired over the crossbar from close range.
 
However, the home side were rewarded for their perseverance after they took the lead in the 35th minute thanks to a fine strike from Ayanda Patosi.
 
The Buccaneers, meanwhile, struggling to carve out any clear-cut chances in the remaining stages of the first half.
 
Bucs came out rejuvenated in the second half as they went in search of an equaliser, but it was City who had a chance to get another goal in the 57th minute but Ralani chose the wrong option on the break and the chance went away.
 
Pirates opted for a change on the hour mark as Xola Mlambo made way for Mpho Makola as the visitors went in search of an equaliser.
 
The woodwork then came to City's rescue in the 68th minute as Thabo Qalinge rattled the upright following a corner from Justin Shonga.
 
In an attempt to maintain the lead, Benni McCarthy threw on defender Kwanda Mngonyama for Ralani with 15 minutes remaining in the half.
 
Pirates threw everything forward in search of an qualiser but they were unable to take advantage of their chances as City held on for the win.
 
 
 
Here's how they line up:
 
City: 32. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 16. Johannes, 5. Dove, 12. Fielies, 23. Matsi, 26. Nodada, 10. Patosi, 7. Lakay, 21. Ralani, 31. Juma.
 
Subs: 1. Walters, 3. Mngonyama, 6. Seedat, 37. Kateregga, 30. Martin, 14. Akosah-Bempah, 20. Moseamedi.
 
Pirates:  40. Mpontshane, 24. Thopola, 23. Maela, 24. Nyauza, 4. Jele, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 37. Mlambo, 15. Qalinge, 27. Shonga, 42. Memela.
 
Subs: 30. Sandilands, 6. Shitolo, 17. Maphanga, 5. Makola, 12. Morrison, 31. Gabuza, 20. Foster.


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi May 01, 2018 09:58 AM
Let's go and conquer in Africa as we are the only hope of SA
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Matayitayi May 01, 2018 09:57 AM
Up the bucs but that's where you belong guys ,the title belongs to Ntate Motsepe.
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Brix1968 May 01, 2018 08:50 AM
Gabuza need to make space for a better striker. He has never delivered. May Billiat can do a better job.
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rise up Apr 30, 2018 06:38 PM
pls micho next game start with Makola n Gabuza
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rise up Apr 30, 2018 06:38 PM
pls micho next game start with Makola n Gabuza
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rise up Apr 30, 2018 06:35 PM
shaapaaa downs shaaaaaaaapa
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Jsy no 10 Apr 30, 2018 10:56 AM
Marikana mine fc won the league lol.. Arrows 3-1 bobby United
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JackKhosi Apr 30, 2018 08:30 AM
Whats going on with these Rats acting like they were playing for 2nd position. They were hoping for a win at CPT but they were humbled by PAtosi's stunner. Chiefs beat that Maritzburg team Pitso was praising, we beat them convincingly, the score should have been 4-0.
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Mashia1950 Apr 30, 2018 07:28 AM
They wanted it very bad, @Bridgertte Chandraleshka Gillian Layun
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Apr 29, 2018 06:26 PM
@Amanjinji who had the PSL league cup, wits or Rabbits? We where competing with Wits coz they had the Cup with them not you Rats.Case closed.
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Amanjinji Apr 29, 2018 05:00 PM
Chiefs last game the government is bringing the army to guard the stadium...okwenzeke eMabhida omxetshulwa beshayana izingane zabantu zingenzanga lutho
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Amanjinji Apr 29, 2018 04:55 PM
Just an advise to the young and upcoming players...if you want to travel the continent and conquer you know which teams to play for...go out there and compete not only wait for friendlies...Smirnoff Cup
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Amanjinji Apr 29, 2018 04:51 PM
Thanks to Pirates..Sundowns felt the pressure...others were just passengers even if Pirates loose both games it will remain second..that shows there was no competition this season it was only two teams...the Afican Champions...congratulations are in order...Salute the Afrcan Champs
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kadish Apr 29, 2018 03:47 PM
Mobara,Nyatama & Mlambo playing the same style of football obviously attacking mode will be limited with those guys in the field, now it shows that he was waiting for Downs to slip up and win a league and its unfortunate that next season he won't get lucky wins like this season
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Deftman05 Apr 29, 2018 11:41 AM
The technical team messed up by bringing gabuza and makola back to the team; banebhadi labo.
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Faysal Apr 29, 2018 09:39 AM
Gorillas thout they gone win the league yaaaaa neh
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Faysal Apr 29, 2018 09:36 AM
Gorillas thout they gone win the league yaaaaa neh
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45calibre Apr 29, 2018 08:14 AM
I never thought that micho/mokoena can turn pirates from nothing to something in just 28 games
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Ngoleni Apr 29, 2018 06:46 AM
Very true,Muum Ruby esp if you consider that at some stage Downs were about 13 points clear above. Pirates made it interesting and gave a good account of themselves.
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Ngoleni Apr 29, 2018 04:37 AM
Disappointed for losing,particularly to CTFC that seems to become our new "hoodo"team.But great 2nd round and overall season, "Beautiful Bucs"you're a marvel to watch and I wish to see that happening going forward.This performance gives me. The Brazilians,We salute you,Champions.

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