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Orlando Pirates drop points against Chippa United

Posted: 5 December 2012 Time: 21:25

Defending League champions Orlando Pirates dropped two valuable points in the title race after being held to a goalless draw by Chippa United at Athlone Stadium.

It took just five minutes for the first real chance, with Manti Moholo having his shot tipped onto the bar by goalkeeper Daouda Kassaly.

More chances arrived as Larry Cohen fired wide from range and then William Twala spurned a great opportunity when he tried unsuccessfully to pick out Ngebo instead of shooting following a slip-up from Thabo Matlaba.

Matlaba was off target with a shot from 30-yards as action continued to move from goalmouth to goalmouth.

Chippa had a further chance to score in the first half, but Msekelei Mvalo had his header cleared off the line by Daine Klate.

Chippa were nearly in front on the hour-mark when Senzo Meyiwa did superbly to keep Happy Jele’s back-pass out of his net, and then made a magnificent diving save to stop James Okwuoso hitting the top corner.

For the most part it was Pirates who were on top for the closing stages, but their efforts were confined to shots from range, with Kassaly not overly troubled.

The shot-stopper did, however, still have work to do when he made a top-class save to prevent Oupa Manyisa from netting in injury-time.

The result leaves Bucs three points behind Kaizer Chiefs ahead of Saturday's Soweto Derby.

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 09:27 pm
Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
posted: 05:59 pm | Report
For those predicting Pirates to "struggle\" or expect a fight, I can only say nisangene izinqa bafana. Pirates will cruise through as if we on auto-sail with our ship. Come 08/12/2012, we will perform a 21 Gun Salute after we MASACRE you-know-who!
Full-Time score: Chippa 0- 5 Pirates.
One other thing, any Pirates CHAMPS going to Athlone join me magents. You'll spot in with jersey no. 10 with Nkosi at the back. Asihambeni siyoba dubula madoda!!!
El Kampion
posted: 09:28 pm
Hard luck to the boys,the journey continues
posted: 09:28 pm
@Phefeni....thats the truth KHOSI....azikho lezizinto
Gucci Man
posted: 09:28 pm
I've said this and will say this again...............Pirates ayidobhi niks this season

Akuna trophy ezothathwa uRoger De Sar
posted: 09:28 pm
Come Saturday, we finish these Gorillas off...
posted: 09:28 pm
if ratz can't beat lowly chippa,what can they do 2 maberete?we gonna molester u come saturday
Unti-Pirates Fans
posted: 09:29 pm
No guaranteed wins gents,this is football.
posted: 09:29 pm
Galaxy my foot, University of losers, Guccy, Phefeni boy where r u? Amakhosi still leading.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 09:29 pm
patiently waiting for Saturday, it's clear Rats took Chippa lightly
Gucci Man
posted: 09:29 pm
That's what happens when you undersestimate your next opponents by instructing Myeni and Sangweni to get yellow cards so that they could be available for the derby .
posted: 09:30 pm
Ag, wat a daring performance by chippa- everyone wants to beat the champs lmao! Watch how chippa loses their next match. Anyway, pirates go out and moer chiefs!!!
posted: 09:30 pm
Nywe nywe Practice match b4 Saturday derby kuphi khona?

Chiefs have gone they will win de league now nobody will catch them up” Hunt said

Gorillas you are next come saturday
posted: 09:30 pm
I guess they are saving all the goals for the weekend… *sarcasmishardoninthenet*
posted: 09:31 pm
How r they going to score against the country's finest Khune if they fail to score against Chippa...........we r still on top and come saturday we will remain on top....no any other team will remove us on top come weekend
Sgoloza82 *Golden Champ*
posted: 09:31 pm
Isizweni ke... Nithini mabhakaka
as da phefeni would say... Akunabantu la...
dr tmm
posted: 09:31 pm
I ddnt blve in our starting 11 I hope nw that roger took chiipa lightly he hs to win the derby its a. Mst win
Gucci Man
posted: 09:32 pm
posted: 09:29 pm | Report

Galaxy my foot, University of losers, Guccy, Phefeni boy where r u? Amakhosi still leading.
I'm here Khosi lami
Now let them talk about the derby now .....
We beat this team and they said its an avarage team , now they failed to beat an avarage team
Who is avarage grand, grand ?
Makwera KhosiFIED
posted: 09:32 pm
Mongrols are crying and ######## their pants in Orlando...

Khosi is marching on....

GLORY is in our HANDS!!!

Shappppaaa Di GORILLA tsee...!!!
TMG 2009
posted: 09:33 pm
So they said they are professionals and don't get distracted by the derby and their coach goes and saves his best...poor GORILLAS, wat happened to GORILLAS 4 CHIPPA 0? This is futibol no therefore...weak teams I see, GORILLAS are just confused, we beat CHIPPA, AJAX did the same and yet the latter is called weak but the strongest GORILLAS with the so called depth they claim to have they still can't beat a newcomer...I guess GORILLAS have been tested by CHIPPA & AMAZULU...
posted: 09:33 pm
Iyoooooo...where all those dogs who said Chibuku FC will be top of the log come 08 Dec ? The dogs must be hiding with their tails between their legs.

banyile ! Shapaaaaa Chippa United shapaaaa !
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