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Pirates keep winning

Posted: 16 February 2008 Time: 22:19

Orlando Pirates beat BidVest Wits 2-0 in an ABSA Premiership game at Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates have come out of the mid-season break in flying form. The Buccaneers beat BidVest Wits 2-0 at the Johannesburg Stadium, having gained three points against Moroka Swallows three days earlier.

Thanks to the win, Pirates moved into fourth position on the Absa Premiership log, while BidVest Wits remained in third position.

Pirates did not field Bennett Chenene, who sustained an injury against The Birds, and left-back Innocent Mdledle, who was suspended. They were replaced by Tshepiso Tshabalala and the 19-year-old Tlou Segolela, who played on the left-wing.

The Buccaneers had the better chances in the first half, but Gilbert Mushangazhike, header, Kelebogile Mabe, outside right-foot, and Mlungise Gumbi, shot, all failed to hit the target.

In the 36th minute, Wits’ right-winger Richard Rantjie got a golden opportunity in a one-on-one situation with Pirates goalie Senzo Meyiwa, only to deliver a weak shot straight at the keeper.

The second half was livelier with Pirates coach Owen da Gama bringing on Excellent Walaza (for Mpho Rashete) and Tonic Chabalala (for Lehlohonolo Seema) immediately after the break.

Wits thought they has scored a goal, when the ball looked to have crossed the line after a shot from Phil Evans, but linesman Toko Malebo ruled that Pirates’ Happy Jele cleared the ball just in front of the goal-line.

Shortly thereafter, Teko Modise took a free kick in the 55th minute from Pirates’ left-side. He angled the ball in beautifully with his right-foot catching Moeneeb Josephs by surprise as the ball crept in under the post.

Wits tried to push for an equalizer, but Pirates counter-attacked in the 80th minute, with Walaza making space down the right flank. His cross found Tebogo Mashaba, who finished well after initially missing the ball.

“We got enough chances to get a result,” commented Wits coach Roger de Sa, “but it wasn’t to be.”

On Wednesday, Wits will host Kaizer Chiefs at BidVest Stadium, while Pirates will host Mamelodi Sundowns at Johannesburg Stadium.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:34 pm
Congra bhakabhaka, it shows sme lfe, keep it up .
posted: 10:37 pm
Halala mabhakaniya, sizo hlangani ka di 20, kuzo fiwa ne' .
posted: 10:57 pm
HA HA what a goal from teko modise da great one .are happy times back?thise goal derserve a compliment.don't be jelous makhosikazi draws are waiting 4 you. To bucs keep it up boys you makes us proud n we will keep on surpporting u.
posted: 11:14 pm
Mpintshana:you got lucky win again swallows,wits is coming 2u with free soccer lessons.
Me(Nkosinathi):Idon't want 2 talk too much like you(chief surpporter)
mpintshana:f**k pirates has beat wits!!
nkosinathi:Hhey ndoda wake up happy people are back on track!
mpintshana:But sundowns gona stop u
nkosinathi:as i've said early i don't want 2 talk 2 much iwill c
mpintshana:ma team kaizer chiefs will take ned bank cup next year no doubt about dat(in mvela)
nkosinathi:absolutly u gona take it coz u a on your way 2 mvela n i'm not jelous about dat
mpinshana: my team must go 2 kwashembe may we gonna servive 4rom relegation
posted: 11:58 pm
i,am so surprised all the time when i,see i,read this website about how stipied they are back monekys south africa peopel!!! i,have to say all of you . they way they are thincking. monekys pls let me tell you some thing open you eyes and see waht is going on around the world and in africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 12:58 am
I am still not convinced of pirates' defence, including the young keeper, I think he is error prone, and for a team that huge I don't understand why thw coach can just go on with him. The midfield under Teko seems decent but there is still no one who can aggresivelly win balls and atleast take the burden from Teko's shoulders. The strike force with the experience of Gilbert Mushangazhike and the talent of Waleza is good to me. I look foward to the Sunday game, and maybe only then will I start commenting on whether there is that opportunity of 10 million or not. Well done to the boys against Swallows and Wits, I am touched.
posted: 12:59 am
Congratulations once again lovely Bacuneers. It has never been unusual for us to stay happy, hence 'Happy People'. We want to maintain that.
posted: 07:04 am
Once again, a solid perfomence from d Mighty Bucs, i so wish they remain CONSISTANT & keep d SPIRIT as d Ligue runs to d wire. To Gilbert ' keep wining those aireal balls And WOW! What a goal by d CLASSY Teko Modise!!!
posted: 09:36 am
Orlando Pirates played well the entire game and they deserve the win.
posted: 09:42 am
up de bucs 4 life, the return of the Happy People, Teko 'the Maestro" Modise hala-gasha.
posted: 09:45 am
lets see if they can beat Sundowns.
posted: 09:53 am
Ayeye Sundawana some one is going to loose his job on Wednesday only fire is coming your way
From Howard jiyane once a pirates always pirates.
posted: 10:00 am
Hard luck clever boys but at least u guaranteed 3 points dis wednesday. I wonder if PIRATES will end SUNDOWNS unbeaten record away from dis season. Eish ARSENAL :(
posted: 10:01 am
Hard luck clever boys but at least u guaranteed 3 points dis wednesday. I wonder if PIRATES will end SUNDOWNS unbeaten record away from dis season. Eish ARSENAL :(
posted: 10:43 am
some are going to cry,this Pirates is angry for success.
posted: 11:28 am
angry for success ha ha ha ha ha i like that keeeeeeeeeep up the humour chili pepper!
ha ha ha
posted: 02:40 pm
Congrotulations to Bucs!!! keep it up guys, i'm now confident that u gonna win the league.
posted: 03:03 pm
Coach, can you please bring the armband back to Lehlohonolo Seeema,otherwise he will die cause it seems he can't play in these days without it.
posted: 09:43 pm
that young keeper is a bomb waiting to happen! he still plays like a reserve keeper despite the extended run he has been given. i think we should buy wayne sandilands from platinum stars! or even emile baron, but that meyiwa is a bombe waiting to happen.
posted: 07:27 am
The Free kick from Teko, remindd me of Steve Lekoelea. Teko is very good and stand a chance of becoming a millionaire(Best palyer of the season).
S Myeiwa will be facing an Acid test on Wednesday. He make fubmbles.
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