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Cosmos subdue Pirates

Posted: 5 April 2008 Time: 22:34

Orlando Pirates' faint title aspirations were dealt a severe blow as they drew 0-0 with Jomo Cosmos at the Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday evening.

Cosmos hardly had a shot on target, but Pirates really should have made more of their scoring chances.

The first half was lacklustre – if bad-tempered – affair, with both sides battling to string passes together and a number of bookings. The resulting free-kicks, however, were not capitalised upon, and the first half ended goalless.

Owen da Gama must have been disappointed when Mlungisi Gumbi was injured in the 25th minute, adding another to Bucs’ list of casualties.

Pirates fared better in the second half, creating a number of goal opportunities.

In the 48th minute, Bennet Chenene fired a shot over the crossbar from mid-range. In the 65th minute, Gilbert Mushangazhike sent a shot wide from close range, and in the 81st minute Tshepiso Tshabalala blasted a shot over the goals from within the penalty area.

Tonic Chabalala was on target in the 86th minute, but his shot was cleared by Valery Nahayo.

Morgan Gould picked up a second yellow in the 89th minute, and Cosmos finished the game with 10 men, but it was too late for Pirates to capitalise on their superior numbers, and the game ended goalless.

The result sees Pirates stay in fourth position on the log with 36 points, and Cosmos remain second from bottom with 20.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:56 pm
Whats wrong ngama pirates mara, there still a chance for title .
posted: 11:44 pm
mhuhuhuhumhuhuhumhuhu pie rats..what did your supporters expect...i didnt expect a win from you...cause there is only one team at the moment with which people expect more or less from santos...sfor those who hate it they wnt them to loose for those who love it they want more goals...but for pie rats what do people have to expect
posted: 11:47 pm
give up pie rats just like gunners in EPL..one thing i heard from thobela fm commentary was that if those pie rats guys can stop dribbling too much they wud score but the prob is they wana dribble everybody even their supporters are dribbled from the stands...huhuhu hahahaha heheheh mgggggg..viva lekhosi ka moso..
posted: 11:51 pm
lebakhania i know you are waiting for chiefs to be equal in points with you then you will play because you wudnt want them to surpass you at 35..how far was santos at the start of the year..and i remeber in kick of foorum when they asked which team will win the league..it was pirates now pie draws..and supersports and ajax..i think that person with the poll will fix it to ajax,santos,supersports...and for only cheifs and pierats it should be which team will finish ahead of the other...this tym arround i will vote both of them..with liitle exception of chiefs
posted: 12:11 am
Can't say i'm surprised, this is what i've come to expect from the perennial under-achievers, if ever there was a team that was overrated, it's gotta be Pie-rats!!!!
posted: 05:11 am
Wow now anything can happen,nothing to show this seoson what a seoson to mabhakabaka. Now we can sleep & have a good dreams 4fm their supporters cause they were starting 2 make a hell of noises. Now they gonna ask 4 permision ukuthi ba ghebule umhlaba ka masipala.Happy people till they get out of top 8.
posted: 05:23 am
2 day Muchini is gonna pump water 4frm swallows water hole& closing gap not 2 ss sport & Ajax but 2 happy peopl ku ta huma mhirhi ku nghena mamba, I mamba na mancindana swi banga top 8.
posted: 05:24 am
I thnk it was wrng to say ODG has changd prts,to me its same old story,rning the whole pitch bacinga igoal post as if ayikho,Glbrt has added nothng to the team,he is fielded bcos is a mangmnt plyr,until the coach sign his own plyrs evry season they wil com empty handed, Wlz was scoring bcos Masehe waz workng 4him,his job was to put the ball in the net,now Wlz is not scormg bcos he is wrkng 4 Glbrt who does not knw where the net is,Wlz must b used as target men wth Masehe next to him,why was that combntiom killed at the frst plays!
posted: 06:08 am
i dont know if i am the only one who abserved this from the so called the top three teams in mzanzi...if CHIEFS are on top of their game..pie rats and sundown will be on top too..but if chiefs are not so as pie rats and sundowns..i wonder if they do that to compete with chiefs or what..look at all seasons that chiefs go for the end of first round on top you will fin the two behind chiefs..and if chiefs finish like they did under mushin pie rats and sundown will also be like that..hope chiefs be on form next season people will see the top three dorminance..or else it will be the same story as this year if chiefs dont pick their game
posted: 06:26 am
O shame poor Pirates,they said they will win the league but strikers can't score.Bucs play
street football,dribling none stop.Akudlalwa la kuyadlalwa No Modise no pirates.Hlala phansi Bhakaniya watch Swallows vs Chiefs today,you will learn how goals are scored.
posted: 06:33 am
I agree wit u man thebe, if chifs is dead pirates and sdwns strugle, asfor pirates still hv chance if they pick up thier game .
posted: 06:36 am
Mara if santos can lead all teams mst forget .
posted: 06:39 am
Mara eish pirates hv 3 tough game in row, ssu, ajax, p stars, if they can win these 3 match i can hp for samting nyana .
posted: 06:54 am
last tym when chiefs were aout of top 8 by mushin era which team took the psl..if i am not mistken is Santos...coached by gordon and what position was pirates and sundowns..the same thing might happen..watchout santos can do unexpected..for SSU AND AJAX DONT SLIP..BECAUSE young soliders are on fire..4-0..4-1 ..3-1..3-0...is the scores they are happy about otherwise the mayor doesnt take it..for us who are supporting the so called used to be dorminat teams lets hope next season we ignite the league with fire...
posted: 06:57 am
and there is one thing i observed again..when chiefs dominate the league pirates will be number 2 or 3..when sundowns dorminate chiefs will be number 2 or 3..when pierats dorminate chiefs will wait till the last game and take the league from pirates..and when they all dorminate pirats will play intertaining soccer..but wont win games..chiefs will win games but at the end sundown will come out on top..
posted: 07:02 am
mpahleni ..i am not sure if i do follow pirates correctly...pirats with leremi and makhaya stating the game used to be wonderful under papic..even though they dribbled for so long..with ODG..chanene dribbles and pass the ball when its late..pirates players need to learn that dribbling doesnt win games...pass and go can do it..
posted: 07:07 am
i think for now derby..chiefs vs pirates is not that good like chiefs vs sundowns..or pirates vs sundowns..when its derby day...the game bores because is all about draws..i remeber the days arround 1996-2003..who will miss the derby game by then...how many people called themselves bo doc..skhosana..dumisa..pollen..shakes..ace mbuthu..nowerday i think since i have long been out of the country there are no replicas of chanene..mushakazike..mototo..spencer..etc..because they dont give spark like the old dogs..
posted: 07:11 am
by the way nna ke ko Canada..trying my life here..and with psl i rely on thobela and other stations online..and with soccer..i am playing indoor here...for pillars all stars..site if u wana check...www.futsalsudbury.ca and go for statistics u will see Thebe and how good my team is doing better than pirats hahahahaha..
posted: 07:17 am
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posted: 07:19 am
by the way have to sleep..if u guys u want that..i will wake up in the morning arround 4pm that side and give you the link..and enjoy..even you prof u are welcome to ask for that passcode..
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