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Santos hold Orlando Pirates to a 0-0 draw

Posted: 15 January 2011 Time: 22:11

Orlando Pirates remain in fourth place in the Absa Premiership after being held to a 0-0 draw by Santos at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Buccaneers have only themselves to blame after missing some great scoring opportunities, and the visitors will be satisfied with having picked up a point.

The first chance of the game fell to Santos, when Salmaan King raced clear on a counter-attack, but the usually reliable midfielder lost his composure and sliced his shot wide.

Pirates’ Phenyo Mongala almost beat Tshepo Motsoeneng at his near post with a neat turn and shot from the edge of the box, but the ball flashed just the wrong side of the upright.

Pirates had the greater share of possession but struggled to make it count. Isaac Chansa did have a one-on-one chance just before the break, but Motsoeneng came off his line quickly, rushed the Pirates attacker and blocked his shot.

The second half was much the same as the first, with Pirates generally dominating possession but failing to find a way to pierce the Santos defence.

In the 77th minute, Motsoeneng spilled a free-kick from substitute Patrick Malokase, but he did well to knock away the loose ball before onrushing attackers could punish him.

Another Bucs sub, Mark Mayambela, should have won the game for the Soweto side in the 84th minute but, after meeting Tlou Segolela’s unselfish pull-back just a few metres out from goal, he somehow spooned his effort over the target.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:28 pm
cn sum1 explain 2 me...wat wuz craal doin wit 3 defensive midfieldas...ay iyasmosha leouty...akahambe nje kuphela
posted: 10:33 pm
rud krol is taking bucs no where, he's confused. How can he start da game with 3 defensive midfilders chansa,ngobeni & jali. Its time 4 him 2 leave bucs
posted: 10:35 pm
akavaye ukraal toe sizwile bantu asisakwazi nokjumper our enemies.nx eish le dutch madoda kanti lihamba nini huh?
posted: 10:38 pm
I think I am starting to dislike Teko's conduct. He was chosen to replace Klate, 4some reason he is sick of something. I went to the stadium to see Teko. Ke kgathetse ke Krol, but the general Must change his conduct, he must do it 4 the team. My 3yr old son has a mohok hair style. Do it 4 us Teko, the supporters!
posted: 10:42 pm
Tjarang tjarang tjarang tjarang.
Nywere nywere nywere.
Talk is cheap.
Count attack against Santos! The worst part the donkies were playing at home.
posted: 10:43 pm
Mabuccaneer let us accept that we are not champions elect that we will never win the league under Krol. If our chairman failed to act in time, we will just have to live with this devil. I'm not going to raise my expetations by thinking that we can win the league. This coach is slowly but surely destroying our. Beloved team and the powers be are doing nothing to stop this.
posted: 10:45 pm
evertime this team lose they blame kraal!.........i sypathise with him cos he was micing his key players!...mabalane and mbuyane kikikikikikiki........i like krol he is stuborn!!!!!....mybe pie city suppoters want their prefered candidate floyed '12 perrcent' mbele to take over!......
posted: 10:46 pm
Ntate Moroto, you love 4Pirates? You are always on this blog. Just asking?
posted: 10:47 pm
call me a pirates fan from now on cos I wont support pirates. I wont set foot in a stadium again, not while we are under krol
posted: 10:49 pm
real this coach akalazi ibhola le thu at pirates we use 2 watch attaking foot ball with attaking players ngobeni n jali with chansa is wrong completly wrong we played at home we need goals not zero football this krol always need corections kazi uzo hambanini krol shuuuu
posted: 10:54 pm
Congrats to Chibuku on ur win as promised.
posted: 11:05 pm
The only difference btwin habazis and karolo is that ,the other monkey was playing against the relegation candidates, otherwyz the results cud hv bin the same.
Shapa piepipi shapa.
Hehehehehe. Sure Tzozo.
They hv won this game convincenly as promised.
posted: 11:09 pm
Refree...refree...refree...refree...ha ha ha ha ha ha... idiots....i saw some cows sweaming all over the place...looking for that penalty....kuphi khona....only Seroro will win penalties these days...but @ least you manage to win the game...Now back to business...lets change the Refree tune to.... Kraal....kraal...kraal....kraal....kraal....lol ...sory guys I meant Krol not kraal ....cry babies
posted: 11:14 pm
You guys said u gonna win de match Kraal or no Kraal now u cum here to talk shyt. Voetsek.leave kraal alone 4 once toe.
posted: 11:20 pm
Another draw? Rats are slowly but becoming draw specialist. Poor results from both Chiefs and Rats this week. Sometimes these can realy disappoint you. Why do we always have 2 come second best 2 Pretoria teams. 4 da past 3 season its bn supersport n now it looks like Sunrise izosichamela.
posted: 11:26 pm
I miss 6 mabone
posted: 11:30 pm
cn sumbdy tell me why is modise n mashego nt playing at pirates?why was da coach playing wit one striker n 3 central midfilders?wil pirates win da leaugue under dis moegoe?i dnt think so.his favouratism is not helping da team in any way,i cnt wait 4 da next game against chiefs ,chiefs is going 2 punish us again mark my words n mybe after dat dis guy will do us a favour n resign.
posted: 11:32 pm
u cant play jali n ngobeni if u want to attack imposible.plz play teko or mayambela in the middle
posted: 11:35 pm
I thought after winning mtn8 and TKO respectively these two will be untouchabe this season kuphi khona? Come on Guys u can do better than that. We demand leage cup no matter what n dont care who says what
posted: 11:38 pm
mbuyane was not playing and the coach changed the line up wafaka all those cows/donkeys enibafunayo...ngaphandle kukaModise ogulela ukufa....hayi uKrol kufanelee agqume aphalaze akhiphe ibhadi
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