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Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs to win the MTN8 Cup Final

Posted: 10 September 2011 Time: 22:41

Orlando Pirates retained their MTN8 title after defeating arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 after extra time in the final at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Oupa Manyisa was once again the hero for the Buccaneers, scoring early in the second half of extra time in a match that saw few goal scoring opportunities created.

Pirates have now won four of the last five trophies on offer and this victory over Amakhosi is their first over their arch rivals in a cup final since 1988.

Goal mouth action was pretty rare in the first half of regulation time, with the teams more or less cancelling each other out in the middle of the park. Chiefs’ Tinashe Nengomasha was perhaps the most prominent player, bossing the midfield battle against Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa.

Yet a half in which a defensive midfielder is the best player tells its own story: fluent attacking play was hard to come by and neither team was able to create any meaningful chances.

Strikers Ndumiso Mabena and Lehlohonolo Majoro each had headed attempts in the first half for Pirates and Chiefs respectively, but neither troubled the goalkeepers.

The second half was far more entertaining and it was the Buccaneers who took charge of the game, dominating possession and forcing Chiefs onto the back foot.

Defender Siyabonga Sangweni had two free headers which he should have scored from – one he put over the target, and the other forced Itumeleng Khune into a fine save.

Amakhosi rarely threatened after the break, but substitute Sthembiso Ngcobo twice came close to breaking the deadlock, forcing Moeneeb Josephs into a good save with a low shot before glancing a header just wide of the near post.

As the clock ticked into injury time at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, controversy struck. Bongani Ndulula headed home what appeared to be a winner for Pirates, but referee Victor Hlungwani adjudged the young striker to have pushed Dominic Isaacs in the back – a decision that appeared harsh on television replays.

Extra time followed a similar pattern to the 90 minutes before, but finally, on 107 minutes, Pirates broke the deadlock. Oupa Manyisa – who scored a long range screamer in the second leg of the semifinal against Mamelodi Sundowns – again struck from long range.

The midfielder’s effort skidded off the turf and burst past the arms of Khune, who would have seen the ball late but still should have kept the shot out of his net.

The goal proved decisive, with Chiefs simply unable to summon enough reserves to bring themselves back into the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
Bhakaniya u X ongasolveki. Shaya bhakaniya shaya.
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
Obvious is a fact that vlandermez cannot beat Julio leal
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
I still think the zebras will take all the cups. Aaaaaceea! Oupa is the best.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
manyisa yabanyisa shapa bhakajuju shapa wl dn 2 da boys wth their commitments.....
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
Manyisa Uyasebenza umuthi wakho. Anyway great goal
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
Sandilands.... People said sandilands is not mzansis number 1.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
good luck pirates.u play well than us.we wl meet again next next week.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
Congratulations to the Winners ,great game derserved Winners
Dups!
posted: 11:05 pm
I've said it many times before, we don't a coach in V.V. He is clueless and the most tactically unsound coach! I said he should go coach in Bangladesh.


We are still going to lose a lot of games with this stupid coach!

Look at his substitutions, he doesn't know what he is doing.

Anyway, congratulations to Pirates.

I hate V.V, he is destroying Chiefs. He is a proven failure- two seasons in a row!
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
once n always .no matter what.poor zimchiefs we beat u in 90min. and ref give u extra 30min we beat u2.
Thsipa tshipa fela Bucs ONCE N ALWAYS.
Anonymous
posted: 11:07 pm
Last giant standn Orlando pirates via last man standn Ace manyisa. Once nd alwys
Anonymous
posted: 11:10 pm
V.V..... play Nale or Leave us in peace....
Anonymous
posted: 11:11 pm
Nywere nywere 3-1...what happened? Where were the cows;
Cowbalala
Cowjoro
Cowdladla?

Nywe nywe McCathy is not there they will loose...we are not a one man team. Leal has not lost against Zebras.
Sweyts',)
posted: 11:11 pm
Ay no! Ibhakaniya liyavutha! Hail The Buccaneers! Mona phansi! Chiefs were outhought, outplayed and outwitted.....Sandilands is forgiven stru, phela Iniesta wa Nyisa ka mbhonsi! Aweee Champs King, Nosi Godfada, Mriyo, tebotouch nawo wonke amaBhakajuju, nistlatse sonke fede k.o.! Yoh!
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
Number 1 defended successfully and we are still countining.....Shapa Aceeeeeeeeeeeeeee Shapa......Once and alwayz......askies vv ava.
manyovu
posted: 11:14 pm
Please Chips fans don't, kill yourselves, you were dreaming that your Zebra Force can beat pirates shame. Orlando Pirates against Bafana Bafana, failed to penetrate Sangweni even your refre failed to stop us as we were unstoapable. Manyisa fhutifhuti banyile fhuthi abanye shapa Pirates three consevative of induku you better not come next week as we will beat you again we will hammer you until until you fire your vuvulekile he was beating Krol and not our Brazilian three times induku nje
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 pm
I don't care what happens next week because the league is a like a marathon...even if we loose 100-0 it doesn't mean we will be out.

Talk about Oupa Manyisa...the same 'midget' they closed down and mesmerized Monkey Yeye and Madala Nengomashe.
Anonymous
posted: 11:15 pm
Hehe Khune would have done better than Sandilands. He struggled 2 save that scrambled shot. Food and beer 2 b saved from zebras.
Anonymous
posted: 11:17 pm
The so called Bafana Bafana against the mighty OPFC but FAILED. I have said it that these cows are failing us @ BB and how come they will make it against OPFC? Another trophy yet.
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 11:18 pm
jah neh, referee tried to assist them to solve the dificult X but couldnt.

So what about that so called midget's goal.....ahh man I'm still drunk with that scotcher my worry is about the no 1 goal le etoilet!!!

U-X ongasolveki kodwa ukhonwa abo-referee(but this 1 couldn't)

Ezkamagebhula azagebhula ama Zebra wabheka phezulu

UP THE BUCS......
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