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Match report: Orlando Pirates thumped by Maluti FET College in the Nedbank Cup

Posted: 23 February 2013 Time: 17:15

In one of the biggest shocks in local cup football ever, Orlando Pirates were booted out of the Nedbank Cup after a 4-1 drubbing by Vodacom League side Maluti FET College.

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It was Pirates’ heaviest defeat in two seasons, and Maluti fully deserved their victory as they outplayed the ‘treble champs’.

The only other third-tier side to beat top-flight opposition in South African history is Baroka FC, who beat Moroka Swallows and then Kaizer Chiefs on their way to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals in 2011.

The biggest defeat for a top-flight side against lower league opposition was in 1971, when Pimville Champions beat Golden Arrows 6-2 in their Life Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Read about all the previous cup upsets by minnow sides here!

Maluti skipper Lucky Mokoena scored a brace and Mashale Rantabane netted two as well. Oupa Manyisa scored for Pirates.

Maluti took the lead after just 45 seconds, when Lucky Mokoena caught up with a defence-splitting pass and slotted the ball past the onrushing Senzo Meyiwa. His shot trickled over the line, with a chasing Bheki Nzunga perhaps helping it over, although the goal was credited to Mokoena.

Goalkeeper Mohlolo Khuse put in a brave performance for the Vodacom League side. First, he denied Rudolf Bester a scoring opportunity with some imposing play, and then four minutes later he came out bravely again to punch away a dangerous cross.

Maluti went 2-0 ahead in the 25th minute when Rantabane got away from his marker and headed a curling free-kick into the far corner.

Pirates had a few half chances in the final 10 minutes of the game, with Collins Mbesuma’s powerful free-kick getting stuck in the wall, and an attempt from Manyisa flying over the crossbar.

Roger de Sa made two changes at half-time, with Takesure Chinyama and Ndumiso Mabena coming on for Mbesuma and Lehlogonolo Masalesa.

But Maluti scored again in the 54th minute when Mokoena got onto the end of a curling ball in the box and scored with a powerful looping header over Meyiwa.

A minute later there was drama when Maluti were given a penalty, but Lucky Mokoena got no power behind it and Meyiwa made an easy save.

Bucs hit back right away though when Happy Jele squared the ball to Manyisa inside the danger area. He did well to turn and evade the defenders before burying a shot with his left foot.

Pirates came back into the game but Maluti held firm and continued to attack at will. Then, with just nine minutes to go, Rantabane got his second and his team’s fourth goal.

A deep corner was headed back across goal from the far post to Rantabane who got in front of his marker and headed in from close range.

It was a famous victory for Maluti who held on well and were deserved winners of this cup tie.

Maluti: Khuse, Penze, Rantabane, Rantho, Ngogela, Maduna, Moholo (Mosikidi 53), Ml Mokoena (Mr Mokoena 67), Mokwa (Mabeleng 51), L Mokoena, Rankati

Pirates: Meyiwa, Nzunga, Matlaba, Jele, Gcaba, Masalesa (Mabena 46), Okonkwo, Manyisa, Myeni, Bester (Mayambela 56), Mbesuma (Chinyama 46)

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Previous comments on this story...

Swahombe
posted: 05:17 pm
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... He he he he
Sekitla R4
posted: 05:18 pm
At least this defeat will make us concentrate on what is more important. PSL League and Champions League. Well done Maluti and don't be carried away and think it is the end of it
cashman
posted: 05:18 pm
Tremple Chappies as thy are called!!
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 05:18 pm
Amagugu alelizwe ayosala emathuneni *singing*
Swahombe
posted: 05:18 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. HOOLIGANS
Wa-Lekhosi ko naturena
posted: 05:19 pm
Baroka fc 4-kaizer chiefs 1#kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........#
DEPA(KCs rock)
posted: 05:19 pm
Kwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwa.pierats r best losers
Naturena born killer
posted: 05:19 pm
I like it for the 4 skippers.

Damn, there goes another chance for a treble. I bet now they will be saying dat dey want to concentrate on the psl title n caf.

Ntja tsena di jewa ke bafana ba woodwork
El Kampion
posted: 05:20 pm
Orlando Pirates FC,my team..what an embarassment

Still @ the stadium,it is going to be a long way to Jozi
bestone
posted: 05:20 pm
dnt giv excse no loose is loose
Fashion4(K4L)
posted: 05:20 pm
The less said the better. Well done to the team that won.
TMG 2009
posted: 05:20 pm
Nowlets talk abt FOURensic, BAROKA & PRETORIA UNIVERSITY....please lets talk abt those...hehehehehehehe, how do u get a FOURensic horror movie from a vodacom team? We got it from SUNDOWNS, ohhh b4 i forget wat abt treble this season?
Click! Clique Bang!!!
posted: 05:20 pm
This is a joke...m numb, m not angry, m very calm. All I can say is we are a very weak team
mgash
posted: 05:20 pm
Hehehehehehehehe nywe nywe nywe, we have depth, we have depth, kuphi khona. Shapa maluti shapaaaaaaa. Kuzosho kuthuleke nge Baroka.
Sekitla R4
posted: 05:21 pm
Today Pirates was flat just like their two previous games. It had to come one day for their wake up. First loss for RDS. Otherwise it doesn't matter that much
Wa-Lekhosi ko naturena
posted: 05:21 pm
TTC i remain''says king marago''
Naturena born killer
posted: 05:21 pm
"In one of the biggest shocks in local cup football ever, Orlando Pirates were booted out of the Nedbank Cup after a 4-1 drubbing by Vodacom League side Maluti FET College."
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Hola 4 skipas hola!
Takesure RDS
posted: 05:21 pm
I ague bucs to please not comment n let them have fun
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:21 pm
El Kampionposted: 05:20 pm  |  Report
Orlando Pirates FC,my team..what an embarassment

Still @ the stadium,it is going to be a long way to Jozi

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Treble dream?

K4L
Nkabs
posted: 05:21 pm
Watch "The Pirates, a bunch of misfits" on DSTV!
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