Takesure Chinyama scores four for Orlando Pirates
Posted: 16 February 2013 Time: 23:28
Takesure Chinyama netted four goals as Orlando Pirates thumped Djabal 5-0 in their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie at Orlando Stadium.
The Buccaneers, knocked out of the competition at the same stage last year, made certain of no repeat against the side from Comoros.
Despite the hefty scoreline, the visitors were unlucky not to take the lead when a free-kick looked to have crossed the line.
It got worse when their goalkeeper had to be stretched off in the first half, meaning an outfield player had to fill the breach.
The problem showed as Sifiso Myeni struck home from the edge of the area, before Chinyama tapped home on 30 minutes from Patrick Phungwayo’s cross.
The Zimbabwean had the ball in the back of the net again just before the break, but it ruled out for offside.
There was to be no repeat on 55 minutes when Chinyama buried Daine Klate’s header to make the score 3-0, and 10 minutes later he had his hat-trick when he tapped home after Thabo Matlaba’s shot had hit the woodwork.
Twenty minutes from time it was 5-0 as Ndumiso Mabena set up Chinyama for his fourth and a fifth for Bucs, all but securing their place in the next round.