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Orlando Pirates win the 2011 Telkom Knockout

Posted: 10 December 2011 Time: 22:06

Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits 3-1 to take the Telkom Knockout trophy in Durban on Saturday night.

In an entertaining match played at a rainy Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Bucs secured the trophy for the first time thanks to goals from Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Daine Klate and Isaac Chansa. Sifiso Myeni scored the Clever Boys’ consolation.

It was Pirates Telkom Knockout victory; although they have appeared in seven League Cup finals over the years, and this is their first win in that competition.

Bucs are the first team in PSL history to hold every PSL-sanctioned trophy at the same time.

Pirates got off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in just the third minute.

Klate was the architect of the goal, turning inside Lehlohonolo Maselelsa before unselfishly squaring for Mbuyane to score one of the easiest goals he will ever notch up in his career.

After the goal, Bucs were more than prepared to sit back and try to catch their opponents on the counter attack.

They should have gone 2-0 ahead in the 11th minute, when Ndumiso Mabena latched onto a great pass from Benni McCarthy, rounded the goalkeeper, but in an atrocious miss hit wide of goal.

McCarthy was a troubling figure for the Wits defence, and just over 10 minutes before the break he stole the ball off Sboniso Gumede to be faced with only Energy Murambadoro to beat, but from a tight angle he skewed his shot wide of the far post.

Klate also had a good effort as the half wound down, cracking a well-hit shot that forced Murambadoro into a sharp save.

Wits, despite shading ball possession, were not able to create many chances. Their best effort came in the 43rd minute with Sifiso Vilakazi's glancing a header narrowly wide of the far post from Patrick Phungwayo’s cross.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first until 65 minutes, when Wits captain Sifiso Myeni brought his side level at 1-1, firing a low shot through Josephs' legs.

But just seven minutes later Klate put Pirates back on the path to victory, cutting inside from the right before crashing home a low left-footed shot that beat Murambadoro at his near post.

On 83 minutes Bucs wrapped up the win when substitute Tlou Segolela set up Chansa to make it 3-1 win a sweet finish from close range.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Halala Mighty Buccaneers halalalalalalala......Up the Bucs!
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:27 pm
TALK IS CHEAP... THAT'S ALL I'M GONNA SAY.

CHAMPIONS!!!!

STAND UP FOR THE 2011 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

STAND UP FOR THE 2011 MTN8 CHAMPIONS

STAND UP FOR THE 2011 NEDBANK CUP CHAMPIONS

STAND UP FOR THE 2011 TKO CHAMPIONS
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Another lucky win for Pirates! Shaaaaapa bhakaniya shapa!
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:29 pm
IT IS REALLY GOOD TO BE A BUCCANEER.... THIS TEAM IS BLESSED BY ALMIGHTY GOD. IT IS OUR ERROR. WE KEEP WRITING HISTORY. WHICH CUP IS NEXT????
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
we defended the Zebra farm cup.
we are the Real CHAMPS Tsipaa tse Ntshu tsippaaa etshuuuu
ONCE N ALWAYS.
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
chapman vs mbuyane plz do it again kickoff. Chapman win kuphikhona how many goals did chapman score today mbuyane only scored one. Mahamutsa vs mabizela mabizela win ha ha ha mabizela gave us two clear chance unfortunate mabena and tlou missed one each.
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
congrats 2 the bugs/rats dey dzerve it,they r the mice of the moment
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Head to head Mbuyane 0 vs Chapman 100, Hot favourates 4 vs Bucselona 1. Experts also got it right, thanks KO.
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Where was Rubbishn Chitpman???,Wits u remain Student nothing else.
Shaya Bucaneer Shaya
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
Your team won. So what? U gonna make shit noise and what do you get. Fools
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
Mazebra jelas down BUCS ARE D BEST.IDNT KNO WHAT IM GOING 2 CEY 2DAY
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
F.U.C.K all zebras, wits n all haters. In 1973 we took all de trophies dat wer available dat year, ffw 2011 all trophies dat wer available dis year r in Orlando. Benni rules de Ghost rules Pirates reign supreme n Cololnel Khoza governs... copy dat u suckers!!

2 hell with all u haters....
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:32 pm
I WONDER WHY THIS LUCK IS ALWAYS ON PIRATES AND THE OTHER 15 TEAMS DON'T HAVE IT. FOR ME IT COULD ONLY MEAN THAT THE TEAM IS JUST THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY AND THE HATERS CAN'T GET TERMS WITH IT. PEOPLE WILL SUFFER HEART ATTACKS BECUASE OF JEALOUS... LET'S CELEBRATE CHAMPS. CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO THE BIG TEAM IN THE COUNTRY
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
I think we gonna sweep across the board this season. More zebras are burning. Hamba buccaneer!!
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:33 pm
SORRY I MEANT TO SAY ERA UP THERE
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
"The reason I joined OPFC is to win trophies", Bennie. This implies that no any other team in SA could Bennie join except the mighty Champs...we take everything on offer...we are not leaving anything for our brother Zebras except Macufe.

Shaaaaapaaa tse ntsho shaaaaaAapppppaaaa..Kaizer Wits or not.
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
I would like to take this opportunity and thank Bobby for sinking the Family Business.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
Too much quality
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
Ma CHAMPS plz tel me who can solve dis "X" coz even d students of wits university ahlulekile?BUCS YABANTU
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:37 pm
I JUST MEANT SOME INJURED ZEBRAS WITH THEIR TAILS BETWEEN THEIR LEGS... I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM. WHY DO THESE IDIOTS KEEP INVITING PAIN INTO THEIR PATHETIC LIFE. HOW MANY CUPS IN A ROW NOW??? I LOST COUNT
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