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Bidvest Wits vs Orlando Pirates MTN8

Posted: 17 August 2014 Time: 14:25

Orlando Pirates have one foot in the MTN8 Final after a 2-0 away win against Bidvest Wits in their semi-final, first leg match at Bidvest Stadium today.

Defenders Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo Matlaba were the goal heroes, scoring after the break following the dullest of opening halves.

Thulani Hlatshwayo and Daine Klate had shots sail over the bar before Sangweni missed the first 45 minutes’ best chance, heading wide from a corner-kick.

However, he did not make the same mistake on 55 minutes, volleying home Daine Klate’s corner after the Wits defenders fluffed their lines.

Toriq Losper looked to have equalised soon after when he connected with Sibusiso Vilakazi’s cross, but Senzo Meyiwa was at his best to deny the former Ajax Cape Town man from close range.

Pirates then further strengthened their position in the 73rd minute when Matlaba showed blistering pace to outsprint the defence and slot under the body of Jackson Mabokgwane. 

The Buccaneers had a few more half-chances towards the end of the match as Wits pushed forward, but the match finished 2-0, handing Vladimir Vermezovic’s team the advantage leading into the second leg next week.

Article by: KICK OFF

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Longaneng
posted: 2014-08-17 12:30:14

Good luck to Pirates, they really need some luck in front of goals...especially #95 Erasmus..


Be careful of Nergadze, Bhasera, Vilakazi and Katongo.


I want a derby in the final..


#Foreverfearless

bucs8210
posted: 2014-08-17 12:32:00

go for it bucs,Am behind you all the way

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-08-17 12:32:26

Mapholoba,Katongo,Chapman, Botes....and Rooi Mahamutsa(Own goal)

Good luck boys 

my bone is white,blood red,skin black true baccane
posted: 2014-08-17 12:32:52

I'm bucaneer full blooded , as for jele being in the bench it's good for the team just to give him a kick on his performances

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-08-17 12:35:10

Nyauza and Mahamutsa ....mmmnhh weakest combination

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-17 12:37:36

boy: what is this daddy? pointing at a bench at the stadium

dad: its Majoro's special place.

son: what is that dad? pointing at his dad's watch

dad: its Majoro's game time, I still have to give it to him next season.

DedeBucs
posted: 2014-08-17 12:41:32

lmao. wa bora tjo!!

Bush Doctor(I'm a Mystic Man.
posted: 2014-08-17 12:41:39

Jele and Sangweni those are quality players but not happy with their performance so far,thanks VV for being bold

Lihle
posted: 2014-08-17 12:42:04

I c de derby in de final,UP THE BUCS!!!

Dave323
posted: 2014-08-17 12:42:35

Nothing unusual...as always. Qalinge replaces Klate in 70 minutes Majoro replaces Kermit in 85m. Just hate this coach he is very predictable

Bush Doctor(I'm a Mystic Man.
posted: 2014-08-17 12:43:44

Sfiso will come in this time!!!

Dave323
posted: 2014-08-17 12:46:52

Aish...he may bring Sfiso but to me he lost momentum.Why cant he start with natural strikers. VV subs are predictable and late.. just cant tolerate him.

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-08-17 12:48:44

Thanking Wits in advance for killing this rats

bhakabhaka25
posted: 2014-08-17 12:48:45

Thanks Coach for benching Jele Sangwen must follow him he is our weak link

rats nightmare
posted: 2014-08-17 12:48:49

I c wits n chiefs in the final

AMAXABA ASE IMBO
posted: 2014-08-17 12:50:04

Good luck boys

Dave323
posted: 2014-08-17 12:50:54

Even Erasmus must be benched....i do not see any form that VV is talking abt him. Or he must give him a defferent role

MthokozisiNhlaloNcube
posted: 2014-08-17 12:53:53

time to force major's inclusion Vikizembe we're watching you

Rockville
posted: 2014-08-17 12:57:42

I'm still enjoying my cow braai,some people will be disturbed by the smell

PhrankLukas
posted: 2014-08-17 12:59:11

Unless Jele is injured there's no need for Nyauza, and I think it should be either/or between Ntshumayelo and Sarr not both of them, upfront I would prefer two strikers,,, but with this line-up I'd use 3 at the back and push Maltaba as a left winger and Klate on the left, Sarr and Bibo holding in midfield with Manyisa as no.10 behind lone striker,,,, 3 - 2 - 3 -1 - 1 formation.

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