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Telkom Knockout last-16 Orlando Pirates Polokwane City

Posted: 5 October 2014 Time: 14:12

Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Polokwane City in the last-16 of the Telkom Knockout.

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Thabo Qalinge scored a 68th minute decider after his teammate Issa Sarr cancelled out debutant Tokelo Langa's opener before the break at Orlando Stadium.

In the other cup tie on Sunday, Ajax Cape Town gained revenge over Mpumalanga Black Aces with a 3-0 scoreline at Cape Town Stadium.

Bucs and Ajax join Kaizer Chiefs, AmaZulu, Mamelodi Sundowns, holders Platinum Stars, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits in the quarter-finals of the competition, with the PSL to decide the next match-ups via a draw on Monday.

Pirates, who had lost their previous two games, started their duel brightly, as Lehlohonolo Majoro's ninth minute strike drew a sharp save from Dino Visser. Majoro looked lively as he sought to make the most of being handed a start ahead of Kermit Erasmus.

City, however, took a surprise lead in the 15th minute, as Langa's powerful shot beat Senzo Meyiwa after taking a big deflection off Sarr.

Sarr, though, equalised three minutes later with a glancing header from a Mpho Makola corner.

The hosts threatened early into the second stanza, as Makola dragged a shot wide following some neat build-up play.

Makola came close again in the 58th minute, but couldn't keep his free header down off a cross from overlapping left-back Patrick Phungwayo, who was in the team for the suspended Thabo Matlaba.

Man of the Match Phungwayo swung in another decent cross just past the hour-mark, but a straining Majoro was likewise unable to steer his header on target.

Qalinge, however, later settled affairs with a first-time shot in the box after being teed up by Majoro.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Polokwane City

Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four two two two

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-05 12:18:12

anada loose fo bucs.

posted: 2014-10-05 12:19:40

4 -0 to Pirates.

Bucaneer 2.1
posted: 2014-10-05 12:21:27

refreshing line-up, good to see Phungwayo, Major and Qalinge starting. I dont know what it is that Myeni brings to the team. Majoro has been given a rare start, he should grab it with both hands. I would luv to have Sox back in the team...good luck gents this game is just a formality we already have spot in the final.

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-10-05 12:22:28

I lyk dis line up especially in the attacking department,up the bucs

posted: 2014-10-05 12:23:31

That what kills you pie rates supporters! You win even before you play! You never learn huy?

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-10-05 12:24:26

Do u want us to go into this game unsure?have u played sports before?

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-10-05 12:27:33

Yes VV more or less what I want to see,it's high time Matlaba kisses the bench,Manyisa back to his position,am just confused as to how the back line will line-up,bt it needs to be sorted ASAP................UP THE BUCS!!!!!

posted: 2014-10-05 12:29:55

What do you know sir???

posted: 2014-10-05 12:30:21

Bucs is going to be the only team to not benefit by playing at home and lose. Even usuthu won their home game

posted: 2014-10-05 12:30:38

What the &$@!?:&@ is happenning with the opfc backline. Vv's last day at the helm.

What is Saar and Qalinge doing in the starting eleven. We re going to lose this one.

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-10-05 12:32:53

Go and learn how to diferrentiate between loose and lose,you will come back stronger,I promise

posted: 2014-10-05 12:34:02

Strong backline line up, i salute vv for his bravery in dropping sangweni who has been costly for the buccaneers of late

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-10-05 12:34:16

Good luck bucs...see you in the final

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-10-05 12:34:38

Slow down Bhakaniya,I like the rotation,no one is guaranteed a starting berth,I believe VV is on the right track,there is still a lot and I mean a lot of football to be played

posted: 2014-10-05 12:34:50

eyee di vv guy i dnt trst hm anymre

Patricmbedesho Buccaneer
posted: 2014-10-05 12:39:22

Gcaba instead of Ntsimbi, ummmmm even Roi would be a good choice, our defence will cost us the game

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-10-05 12:42:16

Gcaba and Nyauza but Rats will win this one

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-05 12:49:22

Good luck rats.

posted: 2014-10-05 12:51:47

Chiefs is the only team in the PSL that can use three different keepers for different games?.....True or False! if ur answer is false, explain....

posted: 2014-10-05 12:53:23

I think meyiwa and myeni where suppose not to play,is time we give mhlongo game time,but is a win for my pirates

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