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Bucs miss a host of chances but get the three points

Posted: 14 September 2011 Time: 21:20

Orlando Pirates were wasteful in front of goal but still managed to secure a 1-0 Absa Premiership victory over Santos at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

A single goal from striker Ndumiso Mabena just before halftime was enough to give The Buccaneers all three points.

Santos made a bright start to the match and Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs had to be at his absolute best to keep out an effort from Vuyisile Wana as he turned the striker’s shot around the post.

Bongani Ndulula should have done better with a short free-kick awarded inside the Santos box as Zairon van Beulen’s backpass was inexplicably picked up by Lee Langeveldt in the home goal. The Pirates striker blasted his effort over the bat though.

The game looked to be drifting towards halftime before Pirates grabbed the lead as Mabena rose highest to head home Daine Klate’s corner.

Mabena might have made it 2-0 soon after the break but his shot misses the target with the keeper beaten.

Langeveldt produced an excellent save to deny substitute Rudolf Bester with his first touch of the game after coming on, while at the other end, Santos’ on-loan midfielder from Kaizer Chiefs, Siyabulela Songwiqi, forced a fine save again from Josephs.

Pirates continued to create chances but failed to find the back of the net. In the end, one goal was enough and Bucs take home the points.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:40 pm
Shapa tse ntsho shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppppaaaaaa!
posted: 09:43 pm
They were laughing two weeks back after OPFC had lost to MarÍtzburg United...now it's our turn. How often have told the doubting Thomases that OPFC have depth? Who was playing today?
posted: 09:45 pm
I thnk pirates is on 5r
posted: 09:47 pm
atleast our strikers are scoring goals ths season.
posted: 09:47 pm
This team is rich in depth...the other set of galaxy of stars was given a chance and they delivered. The following;

Ngobeni and many others...isn't this indicative enough that we have depth unlike one-man-team played by Zebras?
posted: 09:48 pm
hary bafana bami sthele induku whle oglamar gayz losing up da bucs
posted: 09:51 pm
OPFC wil stil lead n others wl ve to follow. Ka bontsho!shuu!
posted: 09:52 pm
haha no traffic in jhb. u know y??? coz tht NATURENA WHORE IS CHOWED IN CPT....lol up the bucs till Letso get handsome..lol
posted: 09:55 pm
Narrow or wide we got 3 points we want,MaBhakhaniya lets support all our players through thick nd thin they all our warriors
posted: 09:57 pm
Ku zo nuka a masimba e FNB on Saturday.Ke bona V.V e hamba after Saturday's game.Hola mabhakaniya hola.Eish we missed Benni in that 18 area.
posted: 09:57 pm
The best team ever shapa bucs shaaaaapa
posted: 09:57 pm
Q: how did chiefs n pirates play on wednesday nite?
A: as usual
posted: 09:58 pm
Well done champions...

Keep them crying Bucselona.

Let the haters increase their blood pressure.
posted: 09:58 pm
It's nice 2 b a bucaneer. Hola bucs hola. I see vicks viporub fired after we put the final nail over the weekend
posted: 09:59 pm
Now we can focus on Zebras and I heard that nencowmashe picked up a yellow card that rules him out of next game. I see a 5-0 win this weekend
posted: 10:00 pm
posted: 10:01 pm


Gr8 game, wasted opportunities but coz our frndz lost this victory seems flawless!!!

Thx Bhakajuju!!!

Tsipa! Ichu!...
posted: 10:03 pm
Galaxy of stars, thank u 4 da 3 points! Zebra meat is next in 2 days. Let's put more pressure on vivian I want 2 c him crying together wid da brown envelop bobby. Shapa Buccaneer shapa! Up the Bucs!
posted: 10:08 pm
Ku ya sheshwa laa.Ho boimaaaaaa baaaannnnnnnna.Ho thaaaaaaaata ku sinyekile mo na, go gunka masipa le maphwega.U zozwa u moya on Saturday.
Vicks Vaporub I like that one .....hahahahahahahaha...lalalalala dadaadadada vivivivivivv vovovovovov hahahahahaha halaaaaala bakabaka happy people lalalalalala happy people lalalalalala ahahahaha.
posted: 10:09 pm
i hate kickoff.com....they just cant hide jelousy..champions won and why cant you accept that instead of giving nasty headlines...WIDE OR NARROW BUT WE GOT 3 POINTS!
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