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Goalkeeper Issues Continue For Bucs After Dropping Points At Orlando

Absa Premiership Report: Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park 04 August 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 04, 2018 10:10 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Orlando Pirates 1-1 Highlands Park
 
Date: 04 August 2018
 
Venue: Orlando Stadium 
 
Orlando Pirates did not get the start they wanted as they began the 2018-2019 Absa Premiership season with a 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Highlands Park.
 
 
The pressure applied by Highlands saw the Bucs goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands make a horrible error in the 16th minute by trying to clear a back pass from Gladwin Shitolo but he mistimed it completely and it rolled into the back of the net, 0-1.
 
Milutin Sredojevic’s charges upped their game towards the 25th minute and pushed for the equaliser but they were rushing their moves.
 
Vincent Pule was unlucky not to have found the equaliser for the Soweto giants seven minutes before the break with a cracking free-kick from the edge of the box that came off the underside of the crossbar.
 
Pule fashioned another beautiful strike for the Bucs from just outside the box four minutes before the break but his effort missed slightly wide.
 
The hosts could not get back into the game as Owen Da Gama’s troops took the 1-0 lead into the break.
 
Innocent Maela should have done better for the Buccaneers four minutes into the second stanza after guiding a free-header over the bar following free-kick into the area.
 
Justin Shonga eventually equalised for the Soweto giants two minutes after the hour shortly after coming on as a second half substitute with a superb penalty after Augustine Mulenga was brought down inside the box.
 
The hosts had the momentum with 20 minutes remaining, while Kudakwashe Mahachi was handed his debut, replacing Paseko Mako.
 
However, the pace of the match was struggling to pick up with a quarter of an hour remaining mainly due to numerous substitutions and some fatigue beginning to show.
 
Mulenga almost snatched the winner for the hosts six minutes before time with a cracking strike from range but Highlands Park shot-stopper Tapuwa Kapini made a brilliant save.
 
The visitors defended in numbers towards the end, which paid off in the end as they secured a point in their opening game of the season. 
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Pirates: Pirates: Sandilands, Jele, Shitolo, Maela, Dube, Mlambo, Nyatama, Lorch (Shonga 55'), Pule (Mahlonoko 89'), Mako (Mahachi 66'), Mulenga.
 
Subs: Mpontshane, Thopola, Motshwari, Makola, Mahlonoko, Mahachi, Shonga.
 
Highlands: Kapini, Fransman, Motsepe, Mokoena, Ramoraka, Motlafi, Haoseb, Mahlangu, Rae (Masimango 81'), Nyembe (Ngebo 86'), Mbatha (Versuur 74'). 
 
Subs: Heugh, Sibande, Ngebo, Williams, Sekola, Versuur, Msimango.
 

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miltah.king@gmail.com Joined: 28 Jul 2015
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miltah.king@gmail.com Aug 06, 2018 10:08 PM
I think Shitolo as well is to blamed. How can you do a back pass straight into your post. He was suppose to pass the far from the post.
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Kidos Joined: 28 Aug 2014
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Kidos Aug 06, 2018 07:02 PM
Don't be surprise to see this sandiland in starting eleven against Chipper. And costing us goals again
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JollyRodger Joined: 04 Jun 2011
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JollyRodger Aug 06, 2018 03:51 PM
Robert Green did it in a world cup game here in 2010, so that's not a miracle. It's not like suck mishaps are unheard of in soccer circles. So, Mr Editor, why do you sound like you wanna magnify this to look like a horror story siding with our haters? There are better news to report. You surely can do better than this.
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salany Joined: 27 Jul 2018
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salany Aug 06, 2018 01:04 PM
that's a mistack guyz back pass is a problem
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Magoai Joined: 16 Mar 2016
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Magoai Aug 06, 2018 12:42 PM
Nothing wrong with Back Passes , Problem is keeper who is a panic Freak #Sandilands must leave
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Lefentse Joined: 04 Sep 2014
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Lefentse Aug 06, 2018 12:39 PM
Why is BUCS still having many back passes and yet expect to score goals. We need to play positive football and move the ball as fast a possible forward. The faster and precise we move the ball the better.
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Magoai Joined: 16 Mar 2016
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Magoai Aug 06, 2018 12:39 PM
Please Man ZEBRA mind your own business, & you Sundowns , Pirates is not Motsepe Family please Man jerrrr.
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Magoai Aug 06, 2018 12:33 PM
Micho we don't want to forcefully remove you Because of your Silly Choices , Sandilands doesnt even deserve to be in the Starting line up, while Mpontshane is Fit, Please Man . if you continue doing that you will lose R-E-S-P-E-C-T from us FANS. Please bench Sandilands & LOAN him to NFD Clubs, Jerrrrrrrr.
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The Milligan Joined: 06 Aug 2018
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The Milligan Aug 06, 2018 10:30 AM
Micho and his technical team are taking us for fools...how in their sane and cotton picking mind would they pick Wayne Sandilands to start in this game knowing very well that Wayne is a nervous wreck and has curtailed his own talent by being a poor goalkeeper. Did they think we suffer from amnesia . For their report , we remember as if it was yesterday how the self sane Sandilands humilated us against Sundowns last season. We were the laughing stock of town and had hoped that we had seen enough of him but, for some reason that defy logic Micho and Rulani and the entire technical team so it fit to field this incompetent guy. Surely then they were happy with the results.... For Micho to act as if he felt pity for us is neither here or there. He saw it fit to bench Mpontsane and select Sandilands despite his being a liability to them. This is synonymous to deliberately sticking a finger into someone's eye knowing that you will apologise for it later.
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The Milligan Joined: 06 Aug 2018
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The Milligan Aug 06, 2018 10:29 AM
Micho must just do his work and stop luring us to believing that he has our interest at heart while he is his brother's keeper.
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llumadi Aug 06, 2018 10:21 AM
@Munangwangwa he is injured he will be away for around 4weeks period
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Munangwangwa Aug 06, 2018 06:39 AM
Where is brilliant khuzwayo?
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@swazipeterd Joined: 10 Nov 2017
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@swazipeterd Aug 06, 2018 03:41 AM
why so many changes in last season team...ths is a league not charity cup or not a pre-season tourn...dropping two points to new team will haunt us later...wake up mabhakaniya
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Veezo Aug 05, 2018 08:23 PM
He has been bewitched by Kekana
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DEREX Joined: 11 Mar 2014
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DEREX Aug 05, 2018 04:26 PM
What was I thinking predicting a win for rats????
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Aug 05, 2018 02:07 PM
@Bucsfever16 with a bloated squad of 60 you will end up picking oranges in that farm
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Boris Becker Aug 05, 2018 01:34 PM
Goalkeeper issues!
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So-Mathabo-KBY Aug 05, 2018 12:43 PM
Im sure Khuzwayo laughed wherever he was, he's got a tendency of laughing at his teams when things go south and he's not playing
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Bucsfever16 Aug 05, 2018 12:23 PM
@toothless khoza : I don't know about your zombies but Pirates use Rand stadium as their training ground so it's up to you to tell whether it is bigger than your farm or.....
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toothless khoza Joined: 01 Aug 2018
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toothless khoza Aug 05, 2018 12:14 PM
zombies have 60 players, so I think zombies training ground is bigger than a farm

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