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Pirates and AmaZulu end goalless

Posted: 15 October 2011 Time: 22:04

AmaZulu have held League champions Orlando Pirates to a 0-0 draw in Johannesburg, but the home side were guilty of missing some really good scoring opportunities.

Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs was hardly tested throughout the match and probably struggled to keep himself awake.

Fortunately he did not fall asleep deep into referee’s optional time because this is when AmaZulu had two of their best chances on goal.

Substitute Kagiso Senamela almost broke Pirates hearts during the four minutes of injury time, but overall Usuthu were outplayed by the home side and Roger Palmgren’s men will be very happy to go home with a point.

After 18 minutes Pirates winger Sameehg Doutie had ball in the back of the net, but he was incorrectly called offside and then booked for playing on after the whistle.

Referee Phillip Tinyane did not recover from this mistake and made some poor decisions throughout the match, often leaving the coaches perplexed on the touchline.

In the 22nd minute Lucky Lekgwathi’s headed goal was ruled out for an infringement on the goalkeeper, which to Tinyane’s credit, looked like the correct call.

Andile Jali unleashed a stinging drive in the 32nd minute, which had the beating of Mbongeni Mzimela, only to thunder off the goalkeeper’s crossbar.

In the 55th minute, Thulasizwe Mbuyane couldn’t keep his header down from a good position after he got onto the end of Klate’s cross. A good opportunity missed.

This underpinned an evening in which Pirates lacked composure and correct decision making inside the final third of the field.

With just under fifteen minutes to go, Mbuayne was guilty of missing a very good chance. Klate beat his man on the left and whipped in an inviting cross, but Mbuyane, although he did well to dive towards the ball, the direction was totally off and will go down as a bad miss.

Kagiso Senamela went very close in referee’s optional time, against the run of play, but his powerful attempt flew just over the bar.

Senamela was making his Usuthu return while Stanley Kgatla was on debut for Usuthu. Both came on as second half substitutes. They were signed as free agents after Platinum Stars had released them.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
You talk too much PieRats fans. Relegation candidates you are.
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Dissapointing than you thought. We will see the Zebs tomorrow.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
chiefs fans stop being joulas of Bennie's achievements. I cud c his contribution. He is a top and lethal striker. I see benni toping wth 26 goals this season.
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
yoh, pierats are really on fire people, 2 points collected in 4 games, 1 goal scored! yoh yo yo, am really trembling here, and the 2nd star a boKING has been talking about, they really gonna win it sweat-free and with a very little effort! Ichu, wa ntsipa!
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
referee's are costing us big time dis season...

Fuc'k mabena
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
We simply dont have plan B. Our coach is 1 dimensional his plan A and plan B have been failing us 4 a while now. Patrick Malokase score 2 goals the past weekend n he is nowhere 2 be seen. Msowoya, mayambela and malokase are not given a chance. PIRATEs wont win the league with this coach and Khoza wont fire him.
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
lmao!....lilian is on his way out!...the toothless one doesnt have a choice but to bite this clueless coach!..lmao wat was mboooooooyane doing? Is this the entertaining soccer this brazilian promised pie city fans?.....the toothless was sold a dumy by lilian and he is still lost as we speak...this guy will cos heart attack amongst da ghost!..

But to be honest pie city doesnt have a striker and lilian cannot do nothing about it... The toothless one is to blame releasing strikers n sign useless cows!.....galaxy of cows!......their striker jele is off form !
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
Well honestlty Bucs fans we can rant as we lyk abt da coach, truth b told our playas miss lot of chances. Da only worry I had abt da coaching staff was da late introduction of natural strikers.

Our playas must begin 2 convert dose chances, nd senior playas lyk klate must surely raise deir hands. Rule us out at ur own peril.
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
SAFA must take a look on psl ass.referes & referes abawazi umsebenzi wabo. wena leal lumka mfana uwuqala njani umdlalo ngaphandle kwezi stikers
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
i miss the 2002 8games no goal.kanti whts wrng with this rats 4games without a win sies.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
@fhatu
u do not own any team so remain a fan.
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
I will never praise mediocrity,whether a player is for my beloved Bucs or not.I'm still going to repeat this,Mabena is far from Bucs material & does not deserve to play for this great team.a lot was said about Mbuyane but the less said the better! He is just one hell of a hard-working player who is mediocrity.he was the main culprit why we could not score.he kept on defending instead of scoring,one was when Klate cross that ball towards the end which was dipping to McCarthy and he cleared it.what a pathetic player!ag I'm retiring for now.this coach is a joke & I'm afraid teams are going to moer us alive!
Anonymous
posted: 10:39 pm
@ tebotouch
ha ha ha, what has the ref done now boss, or are you talking about another game?
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
@ Mpho, don't be personal but you can emotional. You don't own a team too.
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
Leal is full of sh**t Khoza must start looking for a new coach 3games without a goal 2losses so far and he says its still early. We falling short of the league we the champs but playing crap! This is just sh**t period
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Well done Amazulu for holding this team. Well done Mazulu. Khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
He..he..eish defending champs are at it again, not so good perfomance to defend yo trophy. This overrated team is playing kak period.
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Well done Amazulu for holding this team. Well done Mazulu. Khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Juju should have come out earlier in the 2nd half. Mabena was useless again. Segolela is badly missed. Bucs losing the plot. Eleven points out of possible 24 point- not even half- is dismal start. Faltering ship. What's next?
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Typical of a team that wins the lig by luck.
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