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Match report: Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0

Posted: 25 September 2012 Time: 21:27

Ajax Cape Town, who have not beaten Orlando Pirates away since 2008, lost again on Tuesday evening.

Classy goals by Sifiso Myeni and Takesure Chinyama made coach Roger de Sa smile as Pirates took all the points off Ajax at Orlando Stadium.

De Sa started with Thulasizwe Mbuyane up front, supported by Myeni, Daine Klate and Tlou Segolela – three wingers in essence – which baffled commentators as to how they were going to line up.

But while Segolela was off form, Myeni – playing more through the middle – and Klate both fired and helped Bucs to the victory.

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Myeni's goal came in the 55th minute and was a great piece of individual skill followed by an excellent strike.

Chinyama's goal came on the back of him being booed by sections of the crowd, even though he had only come on as a second-half substitute.

The big Zimbabwean quickly shut the fans up though, when he turned sharply and powered in a left footed drive in the dying seconds of the game.

The opening half lacked quality with both sides giving the ball away too easily.

But while the home side dominated, Ajax restricted Pirates to shooting from distance and each time Sander Westerveld came out on top.

Bucs should have gone ahead after 22 minutes when Segolela got into space behind the left-back, but while he did very well to go around Westerveld, he was off balance when he shot and Nazeer Allie got back to clear off the line.

At the start of the second half Ajax coach Maarten Stekelenburg made a change, bringing Lebogang Manyama on for the ineffective Keagan Dolly.

The match started to open up and Ajax went close when Allie got in a first-time shot at goal, which Moeneeb Josephs did very well to keep out at his near post.

Then in the 55th minute, the home side struck through Myeni's fantastic goal.

And in the 62nd minute, Bucs nearly scored again when Ajax skipper Granwald Scott lost the ball in a dangerous area and allowed Myeni to steal it and run at goal, but the experienced Westerveld made the save.

A minute later Sangweni, already on a yellow card for an earlier foul on Khama Billiat, fouled him again and was very lucky not to be sent for an early shower.

Substitute Chinyama then put the final nail in the coffin when he turned on the edge of the danger area and powerfully drove a left-footed shot past Westerveld.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:36 pm
Monkey see Monkey do, Tuckshop Shisanyama copying Bernard Parker celebration.
posted: 08:36 pm
Satsh' iScathulo! Amaphantsula ajabulile! Up the Bucs!!!
Rice Tastic
posted: 08:36 pm
Dankie Roger you gave us shape and we defended very well! Playing 4-5-1 suits us as we have creative midfielders. Beatiful goals and not dis own goals by Cowparker.

Up the Bucs!!
posted: 08:37 pm
Guess who is second on the log?

wonderful display by the galaxy....saw glimpses of barcelona footbal by my team. good times ahead

Tse ntsho!! tsipa
posted: 08:38 pm
Baby Chimpanzi with King Kong teeths scored a beautiful goal to kill a dead team.
posted: 08:38 pm
He looks like a real gorilla not the monkey. Otherwise Parker is his role model
posted: 08:38 pm
Happy people at last......
posted: 08:39 pm
told people to watch and learn....no duff duff here and own goals!
posted: 08:39 pm
Start your comment here....testing.....
posted: 08:40 pm
Where are fraud stars with their weak parker. Chips scored lucky goals. hail king chiyama,
posted: 08:41 pm
Happy people at last......
posted: 08:42 pm
look @ the outfits of brand off adidas... Jerrr zebras must envy doz disigns....

Good game plan @ 2nd half by rds ,
chinyama is sending personal massge 2 parcow by doz celebrations....

posted: 08:42 pm
Sifiso Myeni - Madl'uphuthu. Lol
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 08:42 pm

pple were skinned by Myessi....Chinyama Tata-amachance Takesure....Nkatha can learn a lot from you.
you can keep the dried fruits...wat matters most is the underwears

today marks the return of stolen penties...Its Pirates in association wth Woolworths
posted: 08:42 pm
Madluphutu scored a beautiful goal....
posted: 08:43 pm
one game at a time,we can see who will be a last man stand come May 2013
posted: 08:43 pm
You surely do not get it, He is telling the that paka thing he is coming for him,
But no surprise there, it's not dry but you can drink it.
posted: 08:43 pm
Kama Billiat has received a fat cheaque from the the DrugLord as usual he did it in Zimbabwe nothing can stop him. Ajax doesn't play this sh**t footbal. What a boring game of the day.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 08:44 pm
Ajax played the worse game ever....even Chippa United could have beaten them with 9 players....Pirates played a very weak AJAX.....

how did Sangweni stay on the pitch for 90min?........

What an empty stadium....only 4523 supporters for a so called Biggest team.....
posted: 08:45 pm
Zane, that is way under the belt (Madluphutu)
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