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Pirates vs Chiefs in TKO Final

Posted: 21 November 2010 Time: 17:05

Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United 3-0 at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon to make it through to the Telkom Knockout Final.

Pirates' goals came from Dikgang Mabalane, Ezenwa Otorogu and an own-goal from Mor Diouf.

Ernst Middendorp and substitute Felix Obada were both sent off, Obada for an elbow to Clifford Ngobeni's chin.

Despite the scoreline, Maritzburg were unlucky as they played well, although credit to Pirates for taking their chances and putting the goals away well.

Maritzburg started superbly – neat touches, clever passing and confidence going forward evidence of a team unbeaten in six games.

The first shot on goal came from Diyo Sibisi, but his third minute effort was struck straight at Moeneeb Josephs.

Bucs looked somewhat rattled at the back and after John Arwuah tested Josephs with a well-executed 10th minute snap shot, the same player was unlucky to see his shot deflected wide of goal six minutes later.

Pirates took the lead against the run of play, Mabalane sweeping home at the back post after Daine Klate had flicked on a cross from Otorogu.

The goal knocked the wind out of Maritzburg’s sails and from that point onwards Pirates were very much back in the contest.

Andile Jali could have made it 2-0 after 30 minutes when the ball fell kindly to him on the edge of the box, but his shot was dismal.

Bevan Fransch provided a moment of hope, but fired over the bar, while Musa Nyatama’s great skill and positive run set up a chance for Sibisi, but he also couldn’t test Josephs.

Pirates then doubled their lead in the 43rd minute, Ortorogu taking advantage of some slack marking to head home Mabalane’s pin-point cross.

Middendorp was asked to leave the field shortly before the end of the first half, after being extremely vocal in his protestations against referee Daniel Bennett's decisions.

Rooi Mahamutsa went close with a shot from the edge of the area three minutes after the break, but United then took the fight to Pirates, earning a succession of free kicks within 30-yards of goal.

Diouf was unlucky not to score with one of these, with 54th minute thunderbolt clearing the bar by the smallest of margins.

But following that early burst, United found it increasingly to break down or create openings against the Buccaneers defence.

Patrick Malokase could have got his name on the score-sheet in the 81st minute, but reacted too slowly to Mabalane’s miss-hit shot.

United were then reduced to 10 men when Obada was sent off after his trailing arm caught Ngobeni in the face.

And with two minutes to go a forgettable afternoon was completed for the Pietermaritzburg side when Diouf deflected a cross into his own goal.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:14 pm
did u say Chiefs v Maritzburg? Maybe next year. I love this season; so many derbies.
posted: 05:16 pm
UP THE BUCS......booby fc cows u r next
posted: 05:18 pm
lol.....we are going to defend our cup against the same team we defeated to win this cup last season.....i hope captain okapi will be back in the team......musoooooooooooooona! Is coming for him ....

Amakhosi all day everyday all we do is win...win!...win!...win!...
posted: 05:21 pm
which team dat has a player who uses 1 left foot....which team realy on 1 player 2 score lucky 4 them....thanx who ever is gonna thoz q'tions..siyabonga mabhakabhaka...cnt wait 4 da 4th december up da bucs
posted: 05:27 pm
No at gud game of football but the results are what matters especially in a cup game,,,luking forward to what surely be a gud game of fooball,,,,,it looks like we not gona see Teko in a long time.

Wel done bucs,two cup finals in one season,i so wish we win this one,

Tsipa tse ntsho,,,,
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:33 pm
He he, maritzburg is dangerous. He he, incentives to beat the Mighty Bucs. The Mighty revenge is on the way. I can feel
posted: 05:36 pm
It was a great game of football between BUCS & M. UNITED. and not the rubbish we were subjected to last night.
posted: 05:39 pm
happy people! Orlando 'hatrick' -pirates 2 de final. We nw have 2 take it from Musona. We wil face Musona in the final accompanied by cabbages. DESTROY MUSONA TO BEAT CHIPS. Santos r living proof to that. He was closed down itolo. 4 dec, fnb stadium, orlando pirates vs musona chips! Shapppaa bhakaniya shaaappppaaaaa!
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:41 pm
If what I saw 4rm the rats today is de best they will offer on 04.Dec Chiefs will easily heap more woes on the rats.
posted: 05:42 pm
there'll be a horror movie being shot@FNB 2010/12/04@20:00.guess what at night u fighting a ghost,impossible bcoz there won't b one,but thousands of ghost waiting 2 pounce on chips bcos there'll be hungry.like i said b4,iron duke is back n everything he touches turns 2 gold...c u@the soccer city
posted: 05:43 pm
Congratulations!! May the best team win
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:44 pm
Pierats fans are the biggest dunderheads on planet earth. Once more they declare victory long in advance. It matters little to them that bar the scoreline M United were the better side thruout the match. I say bring the rats on. Dec 04.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:45 pm
Pie city fans must be veru worried. Wat will they say wen we beat them for the second time in three weeks ? Will they still come with excuses ?
posted: 05:45 pm
Maritzburg were unlucky to be punished for the sins of Amakhosikazi,they are just were suppossed to be crucified this day.we really needed to this so badly because we must hang this chiefs team.it just Musona and Musona to them.infact they will cry like little babies should the poor boy be declared unfit to play.but after seeing how Mponda neutralised him last nite.we will punish them for their ancestors sin.from generation to generation.fortunately Mr Lekgwathi won't be around to donate goals and points as this is 4.5 meter at stake.what a sweet revenge it is going to be.Mahoota is back,so is Mzambiya.The big Nigerian beast likes it when play against.he will terrorise them and they will forever be unsettled.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 05:47 pm
Now 2 wipe dat smile off chimps' faces,chimps rely on blubders 2 score,stil nt convinced by thier fluke win whereby al goals wer a result of blunders by bucs' defence.Ayeye,izosh' induku
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:47 pm
Everyone knows what OP is capable of. In the cup game, you just have to convert all your chances and move to the next stage. After winning a trophy, no one will ask you if you played pretty football in the knockout stages. We have witnessed some winning cups on penalities 90% of the times.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:47 pm
Pie city fans are as stupid as they are ugly. Before the massacre on 13 Nov they were saying "can't wait for 13 Nov. Now they're repeating the same can't wait for 04 Dec. Pie-rats biggest undoing will be to come to the final with "revenge" in their stupid minds.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:51 pm
OK Pie city fans what did you say before 13. Nov ?????
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:51 pm
Pie city fans wat did you say before NOV 13 ????
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 05:52 pm
Pie city fans wat did you say before Nov 13 ????
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