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Dominic Isaacs challenges Tlou Segolela

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Bucs through to Vodacom Challenge Final

Posted: 21 July 2011 Time: 22:04

Orlando Pirates will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Vodacom Challenge at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday after beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in Port Elizabeth.

Tlou Segolela was the hero for Bucs in a fast-paced and highly physical game, scoring the winner on the hour-mark.

Someone should have told the players it was a pre-season match; especially the first 45 minutes were characterised by some strong challenges.

Chiefs were first to fire a shot off in anger – Lehlohonolo Majoro firing his drive from distance over the bar on seven minutes, before Daine Klate followed suit from a free-kick at the other end soon after. Dominic Isaacs could consider himself lucky to have remained on the field for his challenge on Tlou Segolela.

Siphiwe Tshabalala showed his skill on 12 minutes, side-stepping a defender before firing in a shot which Senzo Meyiwa did well to parry for a corner.

Siyabonga Sangweni showed on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur what a great buy he will prove to be, and he again came to the rescue 11 minutes later after Knowledge Musona ran onto Josta Dladla’s long pass and chipped the keeper, but the former Golden Arrows defender saved the day.

Not to be outdone, Itumeleng Khune produced a great one-on-one save after Segolela had burst through, before Sangweni again showed his class with a last-ditch tackle to deny Majoro.

Chiefs should have had the lead on 35 minutes. Musona’s deflected shot was only parried by Meyiwa, but Tshabalala inexplicably volleyed over with an open net.

Amakhosi brought on three substitutes at the start of the second half and one of them, Mandla Masango, nearly scored straight away, but his volley from eight yards out was weak and straight at Khune.

Then, on 59 minutes, the opening goal – Ruben Cloete’s cross from the left found Segolela at the far post. Sox looked to have wasted the moment with his first touch, but managed to fire a shot off which went under Khune’s body and into the back of the net.

Chiefs almost hit back through the hardworking Musona, but Happy Jele was on hand to take a dangerous cross off his foot right in front of goal. Jele almost scored at the other end with 10 minutes remaining, but his low drive was held by Khune.

Tried as they may, Chiefs could not find the equalizer – but they will have a quick chance at revenge when the two teams do battle in the Carling Black Label Cup on July 30.

Ryan Cooper

LINE-UPS:

Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune – Jimmy Tau, Thomas Sweswe (Tefu Mashamaite 62), Dominic Isaacs, Jimmy Jambo (Keegan Ritchie 62) – Josta Dladla (Mthokozisi Yende 46), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Tinashe Nengomasha, Siphiwe Tshabalala (Abia Nale 46) – Knowledge Musona (Lucky Khune 76), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Mandla Masango 46)

Orlando Pirates: Senzo Meyiwa – Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi, Siyabonga Sangweni, Ruben Cloete – Tlou Segolela (Clifford Ngobeni 83), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Mark Mayambela (Thulasizwe Mbuyane 58), Daine Klate (Dikgang Mabalane 74) – Bongani Ndulula (Sameegh Doutie 65)

Previous comments on this story...

KidKudu7
posted: 10:15 pm
Shapa Buccaneer shaapa...

I said earlier today,,,lets go & moer these average Zebraz.

UP THE BUCS...THE TREBLE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!

KidKudu7
posted: 10:17 pm
Nyawana, Khune, Musona are average zebraz & just being overrated by cable thieves fans.

KidKudu7
posted: 10:17 pm
Shapa Buccaneer shaapa...

I said earlier today,,,lets go & moer these average Zebraz.

UP THE BUCS...THE TREBLE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
i said the beta team on the day wud win. once and always. but mayambela??????????
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
A coach in his 3rd season loosing to a coach coaching his second game since he took over.
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Up the Bucs! thanks for toying with aboMadakweni fc.
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
well done BUCS u rock thats what e call Treble Champion display.sorry makhosikazi zebra cabbage fc try next time.
ONCE N ALWAYS
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
can a chiefs fan come n comment please. Lyk marks go man go maponyane said 'pirates really needed 2 win this 1 to prove that they r the triple champions' 2 chiefs fans did we prove dat bcos the soccer world seem 2 think so.
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
up de bucs til chiefs change their ugly jersey,they wil nt win against pirates we ar on fire nd we have galaxy of starplayers
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
shapppppa tse ntsho shapppaaaaaa - thanx boys !!
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
I'm a swaiswai but I'm glad Bucs killed the noisy ZEBRAS.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Jimmy tau was paid a visit by his boss ( Bobby Motaung).

As a good sports person Jimmy offered Bobby Tea.

Jimmy Tau took out a saucer and placed a teabag, added two spoons of sugar & poured milk, all in a saucer.

Bobby was amazed at this and he couldn’t hold himself and he asked Jimmy Tau.

‘Tau, why are you pouring tea for me in a saucer?’

Jimmy Tau Answered

‘Angithi i Pirates yawathatha wonke ama Cup’.ha ha ha ha ha
Tshwane Derby
posted: 10:25 pm
A Donkey will remain a Donkey, even if you paint it Gold and Black it will never turn to be a colourful Zebra. They return to Naturena forest to eat grass. kwa kwa kwa
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Fact is : Pirates rocks
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Wher r diz zebra thiefs dey talk 2 much b4 a match is playd n dey go quiet under deya mothers skirts after de match dey r jst useless loud mouths.

We don't even need 2 celebrate dis cos Bucselona ddnt even hve 2 change 2 de next gear. We we're expecting a top game bt Bucselona we're playing alone.

Mxm useless zebras dey can go 2 hell n dey will never win de lig.
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
Well done bucs 4 winning 2nite en hope u show den on Saturday en by da way I'm a chiefs fan en I must Manyisa is a marvel 2 congratulations r in order
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
noise makers wea r u?
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Helang bathong this is nthng bt da beggining of many lona ma-pie-rats ting ke tlo kgutlisetsa molamu sefateng i'm telling u...julle rubber nek.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
I am not celebrating because what happened is nothing less than what I knew was going to happen. I said it will be practice match and we showed because we were not as serious as they were.

Where was Tau and his big hole of his called mouth? Is it "Reyavaya Express" Segolela who scored even though he they say he runs like a headless chicken? Now the headless chicken will harass them this season.


Halalaaaaaaa tse ntsho tsa motlhaba!
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
@Mr Sundowns Juju - wa mpolaya - lol!!!!!
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