10-Man Bucs Secure First League Win
Absa Premiership Report: Chippa United v Orlando Pirates 08 August 2018
Result: Chippa United 0-1 Orlando Pirates
Date: 08 August 2018
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Orlando Pirates maintained their recent dominance over Chippa United in the Absa Premiership with a 1-0 win at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Buccaneers went with a goalkeeping for the encounter as Wayne Sandilands was withdrawn for Siyabonga Mpontshane after the latter's error against Highlands Park.
It wasn't long before Pirates were in front as Gaona Modisane's attempted clearance sailed into his own net after Justin Shonga's free-kick rattled the woodwork.
Chippa, meanwhile, struggled to get the ball off the Buccaneers in the first half, which led to a lack of clear cut chances.
As a result, they were restricted to efforts from distance and they did go close with one as Komane's strike from 35-yards out nearly caught out Mpontshane.
Here's how they lined up:
Chippa: 1. Akpeyi, 18. Makobela, 47. Nsabiyumva, 22. Modisane, 21. Tlolane, 8. Rakhale, 44. Komane, 33. Mahola, 17. Klate, 32. Lentjies, 9. Kgamanyane.
Subs: 34. Mothwa, 4. Macheke, 13. Mthiyane, 35. Sangweni, 7. Mbenyane, 29. Seakanyeng, 24. Gamildien.
Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 23. Maela, 28. Dube, 20. Mlambo, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 29. Mako, 45. Pule, 12. Shonga.
Subs: Sandilands, Thopola, Mobara, Lorch, Mahlonoko, Mahachi, Gabuza.