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Bucs Overpower Chiefs To Close The Gap On Downs

Absa Premiership Report: Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs 03 March 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 03, 2018 05:25 PM

Absa Premiership 

Result: Orlando Pirates 3-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 03 March 2018

Venue: FNB Stadium

Orlando Pirates moved to within four points of Mamelodi Sundowns after defeating Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 in the Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium.

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Amakhosi found a lot joy down the flanks in the opening 10 minutes as Philani Zulu and Ramahlwe Mphahlele were providing width and crosses, but they could not find their targets inside the box.

Ryan Moon almost opened the scoring for Steve Komphela’s charges in the 12th minute with a header following a cross from Siphiwe Tshabalala, but his effort sailed over the corner of the crossbar.

It was the Buccaneers who broke the deadlock in the 21st minute as Thembinkosi Lorch skipped past two Chiefs defenders before firing into the bottom corner.

Leonardo Castro replied for the Glamour Boys eight minutes later with a brilliant header inside the area following a pin-point free-kick from Tshabalala.

Bernard Morrison should have restored the lead for Milutin Sredojevic’s men seven minutes before time after having time to bring down a cross inside the box, but he fired straight at goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune under pressure.

The tempo showed no signs of slowing down in the closing stages of the first half, but the score remained 1-1 as the sides headed into the break.

Sredojevic’s troops were ahead again less than 30 seconds into the second half substitute as Luvuyo Memela, with his first two touches of the game, fired past Khune after some good work by Musa Nyatama.

Castro nearly got the second goal for Amakhosi in the 54th minute with a header at the near post, but Siyabonga Mpontshane made a save to deny the Colombian.

Justin Shonga was unlucky not to have got the third goal for Bucs three minutes before the hour as his strike was saved by Khune at close range, before Memela's free-kick crashed against the upright.

Memela eventually made it 3-1 to the Buccaneers with 16 minutes remaining with a close-range strike after a good square ball from Shonga following a counter-attack.

Chiefs continued to push for a way back in the clash, but Pirates remained resolute to run out 3-1 winners on the day.

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Here's how they line up:

Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 24. Nyauza, 28. Dube, 22. Maela, 6. Shitolo, 14. Nyatama, 37. Mlambo, 3. Lorch (Makola 71'), 12. Morrison (Memela 46'), 27. Shonga (Mulenga 84').

Subs: 16Mabokgwane, 11. Matlaba, 33. Munetsi, 11. Memela, 15. Qalinge, 5. Makola, Mulenga.

Chiefs: 32. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 2. Mphahlele, 30. Ngezana (Parker 76'), 22. Zulu, 23. Molangoane, 31. Katsande, 38. Meyiwa, 14. Tshabalala, 29, Moon (Paez 56'), 8. Castro.

Subs: 16. Khuzwayo, 25. Parker, 3. Mathoho, 27. Ekstein, 9. Paez, 6. Jayiya, 5. Ntshangase.


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nelloy Joined: 07 Mar 2018
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nelloy Mar 07, 2018 08:15 AM
HMMM
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Mmmm
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Ngwende Mar 05, 2018 09:20 PM
Congratulations to RATS for teaching ZEBRAS a soccer lesson that they will FOREVER remember. Sundowns is sitting comfortably and will win this league.
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Michaeltshigama Mar 05, 2018 07:33 PM
The only thing i like about Cowmphela is his dressing code... the man dress like Mashobane, the gangster from Attridgeville
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setlaboswana Mar 05, 2018 03:18 PM
No...no...no...not yet over mate, Prof Komphela summed it up when he said there is still 21 points to play for, he is not throwing in the towel. Why are you throwing in the towel while your Coach is still putting in a fight?
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DopeZN Mar 05, 2018 02:53 PM
@setlaboswana at this stage of the league and with the way Downs have been playing, I doubt anyone can beat them to the title. But it's my opinion. My neighbors should only have Chiefs' win to boast about not the league. Please motivate your troops to not drop the ball.
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setlaboswana Mar 05, 2018 01:54 PM
@DopeZN, loud and clear. But, your neighbours will need luck to beat Downs to the league title.
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DopeZN Mar 05, 2018 01:36 PM
@setlaboswana I'm saying I congratulate them but wish them no luck.
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slivo ledimo Mar 04, 2018 07:46 PM
may i please edit your words.Mr Editor.Bucs have not just overpowered chips.they also humiliated.conquered.bleksem nd moer them.cos the motaung family are stingy like Arsen wenger of Arsenal.he rather sell than buy.or wait for free transfer than call a team to negotiate.they would rather settle for second than best
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setlaboswana Mar 04, 2018 07:23 PM
@DopeZN, I don't understand what you are trying to bring home.
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Jwarha Mar 04, 2018 05:59 PM
Sweet 3 points
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 05:49 PM
@wash&wear committed suicide last nite n I'd like to send my condolences to his family n his family business fc, kikiki
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 05:48 PM
Where's @vongani, madoda?
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 05:47 PM
Downs is the best team
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 05:22 PM
Let me watch the goal difference
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 05:21 PM
Let me watch the log standing again
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sabza92 Mar 04, 2018 04:40 PM
Pirates is the big team is South Africa
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snyovisto Mar 04, 2018 04:32 PM
stil cant find the logic behind the signing of philani zulu by steve khompela cos the guy is only good at dribling and he never put in a quality cross in the whole 90 minutes
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 03:56 PM
Rats made my week end n I'm glad coz it's very quiet, tjotjotjo
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Michaeltshigama Mar 04, 2018 03:54 PM
Brown envelopes fc fakefools will regret helping Amazulu by throwing missiles into the pitch

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