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28/10/2012 15:30

Pirates held by AmaZulu

Match report: Orlando Pirates held by AmaZulu

Posted: 28 October 2012 Time: 05:20 pm

Defending champions Orlando Pirates had to make do with a point after drawing 0-0 with bottom-of-the-log AmaZulu on Sunday.

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Usuthu needed Philani Zikalala to make a few excellent saves, as Bucs generally dominated play and created the better scoring chances, but the Durban side deserved the point they picked up.

The first half saw little in the way of goalmouth action, with neither Zikalala nor Moeneeb Josephs called upon to make any kind of notable save.

Josephs had one nervy moment when a poor back-pass from Rooi Mahamutsa nearly allowed Ayanda Dlamini in, while Zikalala also had a bit of a walkabout from his posts, after which he needed to make a desperate challenge to make sure he was not caught out.

The defences definitely had the best of the first 45 minutes, with neither attack able to get out of second gear.

Pirates opted for a change at the start of the second half, sending on Tlou Segolela for the ineffectual Mpho Makola, and the quick winger spiced up their attack.

However, AmaZulu very nearly took the lead on 49 minutes when a Marc van Heerden free kick-hit caught Josephs by surprise and struck him on the head – luckily for the keeper the ball deflected over the top for a corner.

On 63 minutes Segolela aimed a curling shot for the top corner of the net, but Zikakala pulled off an excellent save to tip the ball over the top of the bar. Three minutes later Collins Mbesuma threatened with a quick turn and shot, but Van Heerden made a brave block.

With just over 10 minutes to play, Zikalala pulled off another fine save to keep out a well hit long-range effort from Oupa Manyisa that looked destined to ripple the back of the net as soon as it left the midfielder's right boot.

Pirates' best chance to win the game arrived in the 88th minute when Zikalala came off his line for a cross but did n0t claim it, with the ball falling kindly for Sifiso Myeni, but the winger spooned his effort over the crossbar.

AmaZulu very nearly stole the game against the run of play in injury time, when another free-kick from Van Heerden drew an excellent diving save from Josephs.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

  • 16 Moeneeb Josephs
  • 3 Patrick Phungwayo
  • 8 Thabo Matlaba
  • 21 Siyabonga Sangweni
  • 28 Rooi Mahamutsa
  • 5 Mpho Makola
    46 mins - Tlou Segolela
  • 11 Sifiso Myeni
  • 12 Lehlogonolo Masalesa
    79 mins - Daine Klate
  • 20 Oupa Manyisa
  • 9 Collins Mbesuma
  • 10 Ndumiso Mabena
    72 mins - Onyekachi Okonkwo

AWAY: AmaZulu

  • 1 Philani Zikalala
  • 8 Marc van Heerden
  • 33 Carlington Nyadombo
  • 3 Goodman Dlamini
    70 mins - Sifiso Vilakazi
  • 5 Khulekani Madondo
  • 16 Nkanyiso Cele
  • 18 Bongani Mbhele
  • 30 Dulee Johnson
    75 mins - Stanley Kgatla
  • 32 Tsweu Mokoro
  • 11 Ayanda Dlamini
  • 21 Mkhokheli Dube
    59 mins - Andile Khumalo

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:22 pm
Pirates....Akuna Bantu La

Die Kaapse Dans
posted: 05:23 pm
Ha ha ha, the wheels are coming off @ Chiefs bla bla bla. What are the haters saying now?
EDDIE 4 KHOSI
posted: 05:23 pm
haaaaaaaaaaaa..SHAME,no comments..haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..........hebe,USUTHU,hebeeeeeeeeeee
Buddy-Rich
posted: 05:24 pm
If Amazulu ws weak team acoding Pirates fans, pirates xul hv atlist scored 1 goal n win in their own backyard! We chiefs scored 6 goals in Amazulu' backyard!
babza
posted: 05:25 pm
AmaZulu are a weak team. what now????
EDDIE 4 KHOSI
posted: 05:26 pm
@Phefeni.......azikho lezinto,....they cant even SCORE one goal against our whipping boys?....aphi AMAGUNDANE nemilomo emanzi?
JackParcel
posted: 05:26 pm
Dear Mabhakaninya fans,

Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakakakaka

Regards
Khosi 4 Life
ma-hd
posted: 05:26 pm
Vumani bho!

When we beat Amazulu 6 - 0, they said we were playing a small team. Where is the small team now.

I said let's wait for Sunday. Shut up Gorillas, you are so useless.

I saw the brown envelope as the referee was trying to pay back with a free kick from heaven.

Shut up. Ke nako ya Amakhosi.

Ma-hd: Khosiology
Mfana Wa Style
posted: 05:26 pm
Khulumani Phela King? Hehehehe
STRESSFREE IS A REAL KHOSI
posted: 05:27 pm
Hehehehe kuphi khona.Mbesuma 2 Amazulu 0.Gorrilas a chalenging league now
El Sol
posted: 05:27 pm
0-0 draw, against Amazulu @ home? BWAHAHAHA guess brown envelopes didn't work 2day. Oh n what was Mahamutsa doing ther wit dat header? Zikhuluma kakhulu lezinto.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:28 pm
amazulu achieved what they came to Orlando Stadium for, to defend the whole 90 minutes. Being that as it may, I think we were all over the place today. No composure infront of the post. Luck as well was not on our side.
I know them zebras will attack us non-stop for this result. The quest for TTC is still on. Since 1937
tebotouch
posted: 05:28 pm
the taking of umbrella should be painfull ,
To the instant hollard call center should be
Like a east-rand traffic @ 4-6pm .

I like it for the pirates you win some, you draw some. Credit to amazulu for a spot on game plan.
mthimu
posted: 05:29 pm
people were talking too much about beating AmaZulu . I guess they were hoping for a gift penalty as always . They were making big noises about Khosi 4 Life and poor Sundowns playing draws ,balayekile . Brian Mathe at SS4 is so bias .It is clear he is a Bucs fan . Whenever Sangweni kicked AmaZulu ,he will claim its a 50/50 ball and i thinks Chiefs is his pet hate . Well done AmaZulu ,banomlomo labantu sies man
Champ naturena4sure
posted: 05:29 pm
Kwakwakwa...tlitlitli gorilla myfair
babza
posted: 05:29 pm
its gonna be a dark night, the galaxy of stars were brought back to earth by the so called WEAK TEAM
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 05:29 pm
I will shout the question:

WHEN LAST DID GORILLAS WIN AT ORLANDO?

Good Evening to ya'll it was a nice footballing weekend. Tltltltltltltltltltl!
Inkomo
posted: 05:30 pm
Why laugh on a Friday before the church is out on Sunday, mayb Pirates is reserving the energy ffor the 8th Dec. hahahahahahahahaha ...etc.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:30 pm
Well played Amazulu, the gap may have not been reduced by Pirates but Amatuks have and its now 3 points, League we'll see you next week, our focus is on the Telkom Knockout.

DTC-TTC
G-Star
posted: 05:30 pm
Wow Amazulu held amakakania,I don't no what to say this gorilla fc?Amakhosi asajabulile.
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