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Bucs Bash Matlama

Orlando Pirates enjoyed an emphatic 5-1 win over Lesotho side Matlama FC in their Kings Cup clash on Sunday.

Coach Roger de Sa was using the match to prepare for the upcoming Premier Soccer League season as they look to bounce back from a disappointing campaign, as well as the CAF Champions League.

The game took just two minutes to burst into life when Sifiso Myeni latched onto a cross from new boy Lennox Bacela and fired past the goalkeeper.

Bacela then turned from provider to goalscorer 20 minutes later when he was picked out by a cross from Khethokwakhe Masuku to make it 2-0 to the Sea Robbers.

Matlama were struggling to hold on and in the 34th minute it would get even better for Pirates when Bacela was on hand to tap into an empty net following good work from Tlou Segolela.

At the break, De Sa replaced goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa with Fatawu Dauda while Masuku made way for Daine Klate.

The Buccaneers continued to dominate after the break and added a fourth through Myeni in the 62nd minute while Ndumiso Mabena made it 5-0 with eight minutes to play.

De Sa would have been unhappy with the lapse in concentration from his players as they let in a goal three minutes later but Matlama were never going to make a comeback as Pirates claimed a comfortable win.

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will clash on July 27, with the title of 2013 Carling Black Label Cup champions up for grabs. 


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