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Kaizer Chiefs will meet Orlando Pirates in 2011 MTN8 Final

Posted: 28 August 2011 Time: 17:00

Orlando Pirates will meet Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 Final after a 4-3 aggregate win over Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

The Soweto giants won the two-legged cup tie with the Brazilians 4-3 (the first leg last weekend ended 3-2 in Pirates’ favour) and have kept up their hopes of defending the first of the three trophies they won last season.

Though the match at Loftus paled in comparison to last weekend’s five-goal thriller at Orlando Stadium, it was still an intriguing battle and featured two well taken goals from Elias Pelembe and Oupa Manyisa in the second half.

In a goalless first half, the visitors did well to stifle Sundowns’ creative midfielders Musa Nyatama and Teko Modise, which cut out the supply to Elias Pelembe and striker Katlego Mphela.

Bucs were generally content to sit deep but they still offered more of an attacking threat than Downs, with the pace of wingers Tlou Segolela and Dikgang Mabalane providing the perfect platform for counter attacks.

After the break the game opened up much more, especially as Sundowns finally moved up through the gears and took charge of midfield.

On 63 minutes the Brazilians finally broke the deadlock, with Pelembe coolly finishing from inside the box after exchanging passes with Lebohang Mokoena.

With Sundowns now having the edge on away goals, Pirates were forced to come out of their shell and they duly drew level on 70 minutes through an early contender for goal of the season from Manyisa.

The midfielder picked up a clearance from a corner-kick about 40 metres from goal and proceeded to send a phenomenal long-range shot beyond the reach of Wayne Sandilands to make it 1-1 on the day and 4-3 on aggregate.

Sundowns threw numbers forward in the dying minutes in an effort to back in front – and left themselves open to counter-attacking opportunities that Bucs were not able to take advantage of – but there were no further goals.

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Previous comments on this story...

2pac
posted: 05:15 pm
congrats yeaaaaaaaaah!! we gonna meet again wat a finaly brilliant goal Manyisa, Pelembe ma man of the match.

Rise Khosi Rise!!!!!!!!!!
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 05:16 pm
Any haters still doubting Manyisa?The only way Bucs can luz is wen we r a man down or referee has a hand in it.Now we gona turn thoz black n yelow zebras 2 their original colour.

Shaaaaaapa Bucs
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 05:16 pm
I saw the cow Pelembe pointing at the back of his t-shirt to the mighty OPFC fans. I just want to ask if the name now has been removed by the rocket from Manyisa.

But at the end of the day give it to...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Anonymous
posted: 05:18 pm
habashwe balakaletsi. Babang batshohile...To Downs, you were knocked out by a worthy goal. Aaaaaaaaaaace
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 05:19 pm
Nywere nywere NyoFtus NyoFtus...what happened in NyoFtus? 5-0 now...is there any time Sunflops will ever win against the mighty OPFC?

Bakaniya until Flops beat Orlando Pirates Footbal Club in the field of play not in KO...aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
manyovu
posted: 05:19 pm

Themba Mguni You are A Cow Chief We re not Done with you we will finish you One and for all you have to much to say Cows
manyovu
posted: 05:20 pm

Themba Mguni You are A Cow Chief We re not Done with you we will finish you One and for all you have to much to say Cows
Anonymous
posted: 05:20 pm
Yet another final.

Aaaaaaaaaaacccccceee
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 05:21 pm
I doubt if there's any Zebra or Flop now doubting the credibility of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE especially his inclusion into the Bafana Bafana squad. Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapa tse ntsho shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....rona ntse re re hawueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeengggggggggggggggggggggggg!!
THA ANALYST
posted: 05:22 pm
Dont judge an animal by its skin, there are dumb donkeys parading as zebras around..on the 10th buca will skin then alive so the truth may be known once and foa all...shappaaa
Anonymous
posted: 05:23 pm
Wat a gud day 4 pirate
Anonymous
posted: 05:23 pm
It ws fairly a gud game pieratez chiefz final it wl al depend whoz beta than the other on dat day
Anonymous
posted: 05:24 pm
My granny overheard me say Bucs is in final...she said why this Bucs always in the final where r other tims...
poemoate
posted: 05:24 pm
Now 4 MEDIA LOVED TEAM(zebra fc),2morw I can tell u that sowetan will be saying their loved team will beat TREBLE CHAMPS.Watch Soccer Zone tomorrow when Silvester Ndaba will say Pirates goal was not supposed to count because Oupa Manyisa was not supposed to score from there.But the gods of the Ghost are with us always!-UP TREBLE CHAMPS^^^
Anonymous
posted: 05:28 pm
i hv no choice but 2 congrats 2 Orlondo Pirates F.C! m nt selebratng draw bt my team plyd well dis time! Suprise Suprise showd hs class again! Downs tll hates Vuyo Mere.
Anonymous
posted: 05:33 pm
Indeed God is so good,when you ask a bread he will never give you a stone.
He has given us what we have being praying for:our daily bread,Yellow Zebras!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:34 pm
To da future losing finalists(Ratz dat will b fed rattex), c u at FNB. Amakhosi surely have risen!
Anonymous
posted: 05:35 pm
The coach kills us again. Moriri, mphela and modise were out of the game 2nd half. Masenamela is weak yet we hv khumalo. How do u nt hv a natural dif midfilder playin against pie_rats. Maybe Motsepe should leave our beloved team. Nxa!
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 05:35 pm
where is nyatama n his celebrations? did pirates cancel the party he was gonna throw out at the last minute? talk is cheap my boy. welcome 2 SA WHERE PIRATES RULES.

ONCE AGAIN DOWNS WERE CASTRATED IN A FASHIONABLE WAY
Gold & Black
posted: 05:36 pm
What a phenominal goal from Manyisa!!!Is not gonna be ease to have another moment of magic like that...credit must be given where is due.

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