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Absa Premiership Chippa United Orlando Pirates

Posted: 27 September 2014 Time: 14:45

Chippa United beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, with Bafana Bafana newcomer David Zulu netting early on at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Pirates started brightly, as Ayanda Gcaba headed a right-wing cross from Mpho Makola against the crossbar as early as the second minute.

Soon after, Thamsanqa Sangweni drilled a free-kick narrowly wide from 30 yards out at the other end.

The Chilli Boys then took the lead in the seventh minute, as Zulu dispossessed Makola before going on a weaving run and beating Senzo Meyiwa with a clinical left-footed shot on the angle. It was the forward's fourth goal of the season.

The Buccaneers threatened twice before the half-hour mark, as Kermit Erasmus thumped a shot just over before marauding fullback Thabo Matlaba drew a save from Mbongeni Mzimela with a useful strike on target.

Makola also came close leading up to the recess, as he steered a free-kick just wide of the upright.

The second stanza failed to match expectations, as both sides struggled to make inroads in the final third.

Bucs, who lost the MTN8 Final last weekend, pressed in the latter stages, as substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro, on for Makola, turned sharply in the box before firing inches wide in the 75th minute.

Chippa nearly added a second at the death, but Meyiwa made a superb stop to foil a swift assault. Nevertheless, the hosts went on to claim the maximum spoils in Port Elizabeth.

HOME: Chippa United

Coach: Roger Sikhakhane
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Jezzza
posted: 2014-09-27 12:49:38

Those who doubt David Zulu's talent pls watch this game and tell us later what u saw

Verassing
posted: 2014-09-27 12:52:06

Iyhooooo VV wearing a suit 2day obviously everybody knws who's da influence nd da role model. K4L

Professor_
posted: 2014-09-27 12:52:30

good line up for pirates, however they must watch out for David zulu. .this boy is something else

Can Do
posted: 2014-09-27 12:55:09

Sacrificing the one guy who performed at last week's final, Issa Sarr?? I don't get it. Manyisa should be rested. Finally see the light regarding Myeni, about time!

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 12:55:14

Excellent line up...people have been calling for one holding middle field and VV has listened

Peopke have been calling for Manyisa to be played in CM VV has listened

AMAXABA ASE IMBO
posted: 2014-09-27 12:55:24

Good luck boys

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 12:56:09

Did u see Ndulula last night...mi dont know what shakes is smoking

Can Do
posted: 2014-09-27 12:57:01

When is he going to listen and start Majoro? Pirates is killing this boy's morale

Black4ever
posted: 2014-09-27 12:57:23

Verassing  Are you well

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 12:58:14

Bibo is more discipline in possitional play compared to Issa when playing lone DM

But the coach just said they are similar he just felt Bibo should get a nod because last time he was substituted

Black4ever
posted: 2014-09-27 12:59:23

@Bongz # Bucs  Bibo is too defensive and he costs us attacking options. There is no point seating back and defending. Someone must just break his leg

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:00:36

Are u serious?????

With that line up....how is that defending????

Black4ever
posted: 2014-09-27 13:00:45

@Bongz # Bucs  Yes, He is not worth a OP jersey

THATO
posted: 2014-09-27 13:02:47

GOOD !

Jezzza
posted: 2014-09-27 13:02:55

@Bongz # Bucs but i am telling U this Zulu boy is good i watched him playing for Leopards, i dont know at national level how he will perform but at his team he is a good player to watch

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:04:53

Ironic that Pirates took Majoro from training with Chiefs reserve and made him regular sub scoring 5 goals now i hear some saying pirstes is killing him

Some people honedtly dont think before commenting

denzelwaGP
posted: 2014-09-27 13:05:32

Black4ever @Bongz # Bucs  i am not a bucs fan but breaking someones leg cause of different opinions? hai bo, we are taking this thing too far guys

Black4ever
posted: 2014-09-27 13:06:34

denzelwaGP That's the only way he will be forced not to play  since he is the favourite of the coach

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:06:43

Both Sangweni brothers Captaining their teams.....their father will buy a wiskey today...proud moment

Juda Scaliot
posted: 2014-09-27 13:07:32

Gabuza????

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