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Orlando Pirates beat Black Leopards 4-0

Posted: 21 November 2012 Time: 21:22

Orlando Pirates closed the gap on arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs with a 4-0 drubbing of Black Leopards on Wednesday night.

Goals from Collins Mbesuma, Thandani Ntshumayelo, Daine Klate and a fairy tale strike from Happy Jele saw second-placed Orlando Pirates narrow the points deficit to four from Kaizer Chiefs.

The first real chance of the match fell to Pirates in the 15th minute as Azwindini Maphaha made a great to deny Oupa Manyisa, who had received a pass from Klate from a corner kick.

In the 26th minute Maphaha pulled off another superb save, this time to deny Klate's right-footed effort from inside the box.

Leopards had their best chance of the first stanza as Joshua Obaje rounded Senzo Meyiwa, but Lidoda Duvha were unlucky to watch his shot cleared off the line by Lucky Lekgwathi.

A minute before the half ended, Pirates had arguably their best chance of the half when Klate’s defence-splitting pass found an unmarked Masuku, but again Mapaha kept Pirates at bay.

A minute into first half stoppage time, Leopards’ Michael Nkambule missed a sitter from just inside the box as he shot high with Meyiwa at his mercy.

Pirates’ perseverance paid off when a mistake from the Leopards defence saw Mbesuma benefit; he was left unmarked and unleashed a thunderous left-footed shot into the roof of the net.

Man of the Match Ntshumayelo doubled the lead when a short corner taken by Masuku found him on the edge of the box and the midfielder unleashed a rocket past Maphaha in the 60th minute.

Bucs showed they are true champions as they made it 3-0 - Segolela crossed for Klate on the right side and the winger volleyed home.

Jele then put the final nail in the coffin. The defender got in front of the Leopards keeper on the near post and headed home from a corner; an incredible story for a player returning from a career-threatening long injury layoff.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:26 pm
OPFC IS LEADING THE Q2 innovation log standing! Take that u Zebras!
posted: 09:27 pm
Des Ada team I know must be doing all sorts of things in their Pants!! Sh!ting and wetting their pants!
Njabzah Zuma (4-OPFC)
posted: 09:28 pm
Well come back Happy Jele!!!!!!! 4-0
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:28 pm
KUZONYIWA THIS SEASON...is the theme.....well done to Pirates and what a motivation to my team ahead of the Platinum Stars game.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:28 pm
Yiyoh le.........

The football was Deeeeeeeeelicious....  Papic's DNA...

What was even greater to see was how the rest of the bench celebrated with the goal scorers.... Really good to see...

El Kampion
posted: 09:29 pm
Orlando Pirates 4ootball Club

Happy Jele, what an emotional return...happy for you poi
posted: 09:29 pm
We firmly chasing the Zebra nd it wont run foreva siyeza siyeza am tired of dis leapard meet ndifuna some Zebra now....This is TheRedbat1937
posted: 09:29 pm
We thumped Black Chiefs!!! Dankie ntwana ya se phefeni. Can't wait for 08/12/12
A Pirate from Orlando
posted: 09:30 pm
I hear the chimps are ######## their pants.
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 09:30 pm
Tsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa TSE NTSHO Tsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipaaaaaaaa

We tsiiiped Leo but animals from the Zoological Gardenz fill the pain.

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:30 pm
What an empty stadium though.....Oupa Manyisa cannot be a 24 year old...I refuse madoda......look at thie picture.....Mdala lobaba......hayi ngeke.
posted: 09:30 pm
University of Orlando Pirates in association with Acer.

We educate FOURensic scientists and rocket scientists.
Welcome back magents.
posted: 09:31 pm
If you talk too much, I will call Bloemfontein Celtic NOW. I am serious.

Ma-hd: Khosiology
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:31 pm
Hehehe eish I don't remember the last time we created so many chances, what a perfomance by the boys, special mention to Ntshumayelo, Lucky and ofcourse the comeback boy Magents, wow what a player he is. Still got Jali, Josephs, Sangweni, Benni and other first team players. We not going to let our championship go without a fight.
Sxokzin WaLeKhosi
posted: 09:32 pm
Congrats Makakaniya and welcome back Happy Jele. Tha derby will be a cracker i tell you and as always we'll come up tops! When they look up, they see Majoro's golden ballz, then shine them with their lips!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:32 pm
Ntsumayelo... best game for The Dream Team so far....

Aaaaaaaaaccccceeeee..... at his sizzling best.....

Matatazela.... looks like a player who has 5 league medals... Very good...
posted: 09:32 pm
Now they care abt Qs.woza weekend some wil fall some wil climb
posted: 09:32 pm
Yaa indeed des Zebra will not run 4ever!! It must make sure it does not spread its legs! Beautiful Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaals!!
posted: 09:33 pm
@ Tshintsha is a Q thing all of a sudden become important for the rats. Me thought and heard you are only interested in winning the league not the 'stupid Q innovation' or are you changing your rap song.
Chiefs Zobafenda Bonke 13/14
posted: 09:33 pm
hhayi hhayi kick off, kumele nifunde isingisi, they didn't close the gap, they narrowed it...nxi yazi i-bantu education yasimosha, K4Life....
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