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Charles Mopeli
28/09/2011 19:30

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Free State Stars steal a last-minute goal against Orlando Pirates

Posted: 28 September 2011 Time: 21:30

Noah Chivuta scored at the death to hand Free State Stars their first win over Orlando Pirates in over a decade on Wednesday.

Ea Lla Koto had last beaten the Buccaneers in 1998/99 – also by a 1-0 score line – until Chivuta struck in injury time to hand the Free State side a narrow but deserved victory.

It is Pirates' third loss in the Premiership this season and although there is still a long way to go in the championship race, their hopes of defending the title already look under threat.

The hosts could have opened the scoring in just the fourth minute, but full-back Rudiger Gilbert scooped his shot over the crossbar.

Pirates also had early shots at goal through Andile Jali and Ruben Cloete, but both were comfortably handled by Stars keeper Kennedy Mweene.

Midway through the first half Pirates created a good opportunity to open the scoring through midfielder Oupa Manyisa, but he put his headed effort over the target.

Both teams struggled to create further chances and it was no surprise that the half-time score was 0-0.

The second half continued in much the same vein, but as the clock wound down it was the home team who gained the ascendancy and began to turn the screw on the visitors.

With just over 10 minutes to play, Stars very nearly broke the deadlock, as Brown got a shot on target only to see it cleared away from danger by Happy Jele.

The hosts continued to look the likelier scorers as full time neared, with striker Boitumelo Sekgobela shooting just wide of the near post on 84 minutes.

In injury time Ea Lla Koto were finally rewarded for their persistence, with Chivuta scoring direct from a free-kick to hand them a famous victory.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:49 pm
oh Bucs, u just had to lose so that we can be more disappointed than our rivals
Anonymous
posted: 09:49 pm
Mr Leal, the sonner you bench Mabena the better.
Mhlath wakho!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:49 pm
Eish Leal! What's wrong here 3 losses! Out of 4 leauge games u dnt hv a win
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 pm
Operation treble lose started yoh yoh yoh
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 pm
God!konakelephi?mabhakabhaka come on guyz nisihlekisa nabantu!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 pm
i ask my self a question...now n then... Y did krol contract not renewed coz leal is worse than krol... Krol had luck...leal have badluck nje....
Mxm we are going nowhere with diz lattie mark my words... He said bucs will play a beautfull football...i dnt knw wat 2 col dat xit...!!!

Once n always
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
3 looses in 7 games siyehlathini phela.
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
I think the signing of Benni was a big mistake.I sense some division in the team.
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
lmbfbao ja neh pitty football matches r nt won on this KO forum. less yada yada n more win win...harde mabhakania I want labafazi becHIVs...
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
Questions have 2 be asked manje n some1 has 2 give answers.
Anonymous
posted: 09:57 pm
Nywe nywe... Pelembe smokes this and that the whole day! 1 point out a possible 9. Hahahaia galaxy of stars.
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
its tym 2 regret losing Rud Kroll. Leal or whoever change or b ready 4 ur eviction party.
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
its tym 2 regret losing Rud Kroll. Leal or whoever change or b ready 4 ur eviction party.
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
we missed an oppotunity to be were we belong. Realising that mazinyo will pack, we than decided to gamble. But with somali pie rat, things are getting worse by day. Mtn 8 was their last luck, because their next luck will be in 2020. Rise khosi rise.
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
I'm gonna suspend my support for the T-Champs until Leal religates Mabena to the stands and give others a chance.

Im a T-Champ until Leal realize tht Mabena is costing us valuable points.
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
I did not watch the game but I am disappointed.Leal must pull up his Red socks, we cant continue like this.
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
Mabena and Mayambela mst jst join the stands and as 4 u coach ur sweat words tht let u get hired is cuming bck 2 you nw i hpe rudi is watchin u and loughin.Mr Khoza do ur homework.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
Now I'm really irritated, this leal thing better start winning or jump out of the ship
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
@ bucselona is busy posting kak on the chiefs' story, ur team has also lost u moron, and that midget was at it again, he gave that foul!
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
Hawu kAnti wat happened ? I saw Chibuku fans celebrating our loss n I thot their team won.
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