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Telkom Knockout: Orlando Pirates vs Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 25 October 2014 Time: 19:38

Orlando Pirates cruised past Ajax Cape Town 4-1 in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash at a rain-soaked Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Goals from Happy Jele, Siyabonga Sangweni, Lehlohonolo Majoro and Oupa Manyisa saw the Sea Robbers sail to victory, with a Thabiso Nkoana penalty providing scant consolation for Ajax.

With the players playing in puddles of water and braving terrible conditions as the driving rain showed no sign of relenting, it was Pirates who took a 2-0 lead before the interval.

Jele put the Buccaneers 1-0 up on 34 minutes after heading the ball against Tashreeq Morris and into the back of the net from Khethokwakhe Masuku's corner. It was arguably an own-goal as the ball seemed to be heading wide before Morris' interception.

Sangweni doubled his side's lead on the stroke of half-time, towering home a free header, again from Masuku's corner-kick delivery from the right.

Vladimir Vermezovic's side made the result as good as safe right at the start of the second half as Majoro repaid the coach's faith in him with a fantastic goal. Jele's cross from the right found the striker at the near post, and he showed a composed first touch, turned and finished with his left foot to make it 3-0.

Eight minutes later Ajax were handed a lifeline when Thabo Qalinge's clumsy challenge on Abbubaker Mobara handed the visitors a penalty, which Nkoana slotted in off the right-hand upright, 3-1.

But Kermit Erasmus came on for Majoro and played his part in securing the result in the 76th minute after breaking from the halfway line on the counter-attack, cutting inside the defender and sliding it to Manyisa, who took one touch before stabbing the ball underneath Anssi Jaakkola to make it 4-1.

Ajax coach Roger de Sa went more direct towards the end of the second half with Nathan Paulse coming on to cause problems in the wet conditions, but Bucs held firm at the back without any major cause for concern.

The result sees Pirates join SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals, with Kaizer Chiefs taking on Platinum Stars in the last quarter-final on Sunday.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger De Sa
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

mosco walikhosi
posted: 2014-10-25 17:44:03

I cnt wait for game to strt

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 17:45:37

PIRATES TO WIN BY 3 GOALS TO 1

nare magwai
posted: 2014-10-25 17:48:37

orlando pirates 1-3 Ajax cape town...

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-10-25 17:57:08

Last game for VV as Rats Coach

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-25 17:58:15

nc..nc..nc..nc VV is still tempting fate,,, he really wants to be escorted out of orlando,,,, Ajax 1-0 Pirates




#Gold/Black/RoyalBlue

GaMakanye
posted: 2014-10-25 17:59:54

VV is not crius,

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-25 18:02:48

drastic changes from vv, almost a complete new team. and i don't understand why some of u pirates fans are complaining. .i thought u wanted Rooi and Majoro to start matches:/

it's gonna be a cracker of match though..no doubt

mooki12
posted: 2014-10-25 18:03:25

Festive hit song "Vv must go "to be released today !!!!

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:03:51

Coach Masuku is a liability

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:05:19

Coach your backline is now familiar well done.....just consider resting Ace...

Otherwise excellent line up...changes were necessary

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-25 18:06:06

are u happy about bibo starting bongs?

Bucs Legend
posted: 2014-10-25 18:09:07

Much better coach..I like our starting 11..all the best

Bucs Legend
posted: 2014-10-25 18:11:05

Im happy with this line up..especially the back 4..now lets hope they make the buccaneers proud

02Leoza
posted: 2014-10-25 18:11:59

We wud lyk 2 b part of history by playin in our 6 final... Nt winning bt plyin.. I lyk VV thy shud kip him...

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:12:39

where's sarr why ntsumayelo? Now I'm worried for our midfield dominance. Very strong lineup except for 1 error, ntsumayelo before sarr.  The rest of the selection is spot on. Let me wait and see if they can for once win convincingly. Once and always bucs. 

defendog wa pirates
posted: 2014-10-25 18:14:44

Bring back our 4 4 2 system pls with Tlou starting

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:16:36

Bucs don't underestimate Bibo.....he bites in the middle....you should be worried abt Ace form...but Makola will complement

football lover
posted: 2014-10-25 18:16:52

Good luck mabhakaniya!!

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-10-25 18:18:17

Gud luck to Ajax, 1-0 boys, lets go. Shapa RDS shapa..

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:18:40

Bibo is a solid player whom Pirates fans don't like.

he is always blamed instead of bo Manyisa not workibg enough in the middle. Watch how msny tackles he is going to win in the middle watch him covering for Phungwayo and jele when they go fwd

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