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Pirates are champions!

Posted: 21 May 2011 Time: 17:03

Orlando Pirates were crowned 2010/11 Absa Premiership champions on a dramatic last day of the season as they beat Lamontville Golden Arrows 2-1 at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After Ajax Cape Town were held to a 2-2 draw by Maritzburg United in the Mother City, Pirates netted six minutes from time through Isaac Chansa to secure the League title, their first since 2003.

The home side took the lead through Bongani Ndulula, but Collins Mbseuma restored parity before halftime for the visitors. It was left up to Chansa to pop up late and secure the championship for the Soweto giants.

Golden Arrows stopper Helton da Rocha had to be at his brilliant best to deny Thulasizwe Mbuyane early on after he was set-up by Dikgang Mabalane.

Pirates suffered a blow midway through the first half when Mabalane limped off injured to be replaced by Mark Mayambela but they continued to dominate the play.

The Buccaneers were ahead seven minutes before the break through national Under-23 star Ndulula as he finished from Andile Jali’s pinpoint pass.

But the lead lasted just three minutes as ex-Kaizer Chiefs star Mbesuma provided a neat finish to make the score 1-1.

Ndulula should have made it 2-1 to Bucs but he saw his effort go off target as the home side camped in the Golden Arrows half.

The goal they needed duly came with six minutes to go as the Zambian Chansa fired home from outside the box to send the fans into delirium.

It was a lead they held on to and take home their third championship of the PSL era.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:14 pm
Orlando Donkeys did not win, Maritzburg won it 4 them. This is a team of Aids(Zodwa) and makgosha(Sononu).
posted: 05:17 pm

shapa Lebhaka Shapa!Shapa Krol Shapa Chansa! Shapa Ndulula Shapa Khoza Shapa!
posted: 05:18 pm
Ayeye Bucs
posted: 05:18 pm
Congratulations Baka2,Krol deserve it,so r Pirates.....Donkey c'mon bro,dey won!!!King,Tsipa $ co,guys congra frm Chiefs through me!
posted: 05:19 pm
posted: 05:19 pm
Ezimnyama ngenkani. Say what haters, say what?
posted: 05:22 pm
Mara pirates I masepa ne?
posted: 05:24 pm
Speek out yo ass dude. Zodwa is resting in peace, u r rotting in pain at Cabbage fc. We r celebrating, Ajax r moaning n u Chimpz r crying. Once a pirate, always a pirate!
posted: 05:25 pm
mara Pirates bathong iyo...
posted: 05:26 pm
The most consistent team won it and they deserve it. congratulations r in orders to you Mabhakabhaka...oksalayo Khosi 4 life.
posted: 05:27 pm
Ladies and gentlemen we have made it. believe it or not. no one won it for us but ourselves. we have won it for ourselves. in futbol you win some and loose some. period. AIDS OR NO AIDS WE HAVE WON THE CUP.

posted: 05:28 pm
I'm happy for my team,players,technical team,management & supporters!
At long last we are Champs!what a season it was!
posted: 05:28 pm
Pirates are the 2010 2011 PSL champions... if you did not know now you know but some of you already know that.

Africa here we come.
posted: 05:30 pm
Where are the likes of All PSL Trophies; Stonza; Sbusiso! Orlando Pirates FC have done it! This is our season! Like it or not! SHAYA Bhakabhaka! Glory be to God! Worry not Chiefs; I hope ABSA will give u the title as well since u also won 2-1 just like us!
The Ghost
posted: 05:31 pm
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!! EAT THAT MUSUNU X1 EAT THAT MUSUNU X1 just like that donkey who is hating ... SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT TO SAY, BUT IT WILL NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT BUCS ARE CHAMPS, AND NEXT STOP IS NEDBANK AND THE AFRICAN CHAMPIONS!!!! HALALALALA! HOW SWEET IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 05:31 pm
AFRICA HERE WE COME! Shapa bakhaniya shapa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 05:34 pm
Thank you Kaizer Chiefs for a job welldone against Ajax, as much as you thought KC was not doing us a favour. Chiefs did us a favour thank you Guluva once a Chiefs always a Pirate.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 05:34 pm
I m eating humble pie,i neva thot Bucs wud win it,dankie bhakaniya,
WE ARE THE CHAMPS,its chaos n most ppl wil comit suicide.

KING,SWONA,MOPHEME,MGUGUDU,SHAKIRA,MOTLOKOA,JUAN PABLO N all the the bucs fans on this forum,thanks 4 keepin spirit alive while sum of us lost hope
posted: 05:37 pm
yiminqundu efana nale donkey that make people to think Khosi fans are stupid. Congrats Bucs, you fought like soldiers. Not all Khosi fans are dumb but I don't blame people for thinking we are as the whole Jungle can be destroyed by one match stick
posted: 05:38 pm
Stand Up For The Champions!!!!! Up The Bucs!!! 8 mil+ 10 mil + 6 mil= Come on Chips add, This is simple maths
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