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Jali penalty break Bucs' lean spell

Andile Jali scores as Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 15 September 2012 Time: 05:12 pm

Andile Jali scored the only goal of the game as Orlando Pirates ended their recent barren run with victory against Platinum Stars in Rustenburg.

Stars offered little and were stung by the early sending-off of Thabiso Semenya for deliberate handball.

The kick-off was delayed by 20 minutes while Pirates changed into their red away strip, having initially put on their home white kit that clashed with the socks of Stars.

And when the action did finally get under way, it was a cautious start from both sides.

The pivotal moment of the opening period came on 18 minutes when Semenya was shown a straight red as he blocked a through-ball with his arm.

Sifiso Myeni had a wonderful opportunity to give Bucs the lead when he found himself one-on-one with home Siyabonga Mpontshane, but the goalkeeper made a fine block.

Debutant Takesure Chinyama did not have the best of halves, putting a headed chance wide and then skying a shot from the edge of the area.

Pirates had the ball in the back of the net just seconds before the break, but Siyabonga Sangweni was adjudged to have been offside when replays showed that he was on.

Substitute Thulasizwe Mbuyane found himself free on goal just past the hour-mark, but could not beat Mpontshane with his low shot.

However, the goal did come with 20 minutes remaining. Pirates were awarded a penalty when Myeni’s cross struck Ntsikelelo Nyauza’s arm, leaving Jali to stroke home for their first goal in 450 minutes of football.

There were a few more chance towards the end of the match, but De Sa will be satisfied to emerge from his debut as Bucs coach with the three points.

HOME: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 4 Elias Ngwepe
  • 10 Benson Mhlongo
  • 20 Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • 26 Thabiso Semenya
  • 3 Sibusiso Msomi
    76 mins - Robert Ng'ambi
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    63 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
  • 7 Patrick Malokase
  • 32 Siphelele Mthembu
    81 mins - Joseph Molangoane

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

  • 16 Moeneeb Josephs
  • 3 Patrick Phungwayo
  • 8 Thabo Matlaba
  • 21 Siyabonga Sangweni
  • 28 Rooi Mahamutsa
  • 5 Onyekachi Okonkwo
  • 11 Sifiso Myeni
    72 mins - Tlou Segolela
  • 15 Andile Jali
  • 20 Oupa Manyisa
  • 25 Rudolf Bester
    87 mins - Daine Klate
  • 19 Takesure Chinyama
    58 mins - Thulasizwe Mbuyane

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:15 pm
what a useless game and the empty stadium for a club that claims to be the biggest in the country....

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:15 pm
Very disappointing game but happy with 3 points away.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:18 pm
Chinyama? The guy is useless. please bring back Mbesuma. This chinyama guy had a lot of opportunities but wasted them. Rudolf was also useless, no where to be seen. very quite game for him.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:18 pm
NOT AT ALL IMPRESSED BY THE PERFOMANCE, THOUGHT WE’RE TOO DEFENSIVE ESPECIALLY WITH PLATINUM STARS GOING DOWN TO 10 MEN IN THE 19th MINUTE, ROGER SHOULD HAVE TAKEN OUT ONE OF THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS FOR A KLATW OR TLOU. THOUGHT CHINYAMA WAS A BIT RUSTY AND NERVOUS BUT I WAS HAPPY WITH THE SELECTION OF RUDOLPH BESTER. HAVING SAID THAT THOUGH 3 POINTS IS 3 POINTS.
UP THE BUCS TILL 1937
THE RETURN OF THE STOLEN PANTIES, THE LEAGUE STARTED TODAY, ROGER THAT HATERS
Anonymous
posted: 05:18 pm
Editor when you saying more to follow in full are you saying more penalty wins to follow?
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:19 pm
LETS BE PATIENT WITH CHINYAMA BUCANEERS,HE'S GONNA COME RIGHT SOON, AND ALSO BESTER.

TILL 1937
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:20 pm
So if we exclude the goals that they scored against their development side, Golden Arrows, it will mean that this team is yet to score a goal this season...
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:21 pm
What was the logic behind playing 3 defensive midfielders? I mean there was no pase, no wing play except the side of Myeni who also seem to b struggling playing 4 big team under pressure. Myeni needs to get advice feom Jali as to how you play under pressure for a big team.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:21 pm
I KNEW PHEFENI "THE GARDEN BOY" WOULD BE THE 1ST TO COMMENT ON THE STRAP, HE JUST LOVES WATCHING THE DTC-TTC PLAY
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:26 pm
I mean at some stage in the game we had 90% ball possassion but it does nt reach the 18th area and when it does there is no one. I mean ever since the days of Kroll we have been playing this boring football. Coaches change but we dont change the way we play.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:27 pm
I'M HAPPY FOR THE RESULT. IT'S A GOOD MORAL BOOSTER. WHAT MATTERS MOST IS 3 POINTS. ONCE AND ALWAYS. SINCE 1937.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:27 pm
Thats why I did nt see any reason of changing a coach.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:28 pm
@ Champ Superbrand

Ja I agree with you Bucaneer, Roger had a very conservative approach maybe he was anxious not to concede goals, lets give him a chance and see the next few games
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:29 pm
Why must we b patient with Chinyama when Mbesuma was nt given a chance. Atleast Mbesuma had shots on target whenever he got a chance and one was cleared off the line. this chinyama cant even jump.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:35 pm
Bexter is nt better than Mbuyane and Mbesuma is way better than Chinyama. Mbesuma and Segolela should start upfront. Klate shuld never b benched. One between Okonkwo and Manyisa shuld b benched and that is Manyisa. Okonkwo was impressive.
G-Star
posted: 05:38 pm
Wow amakakaniya finally well done rats it is been long over due.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:38 pm
They were calling for Roger DeSaster to give Chinyama a chance and now they are questioning his logic behind choosing Chisanyanama ahead of Diva Mbesuma...
KING?
posted: 05:39 pm
In a Marathon, what matters is 3 points - we won Trebles in this fashion
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:40 pm
How can we sacrifise our captain 4 Mahamutsa?Lucky helped us scoring crucial goals. Mahamutsa gives us nothing really other than collecting yellow cards and giving away freekicks in dangerous positions or kocking rhe balls out.
Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 05:40 pm
Mabhakaniya, its very hard imean very hard to steer a ship that started sinking to safety. lets apretiate de first three points for rodger,but yes we must highlite all the negatives from the onset,we all know rodger is gonna get all our concern ,lets see after he got them if ever he'll listen, nd do something about it.didnt watch the game ,i'll catch the replay and comment from the. i was born in the royal family , i shall die royal and burried royal with fellow royals in a royal cementry. DTC WE REMAIN,ttc we shall become
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