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SuperSport United vs Orlando Pirates Telkom Knockout Cup

Posted: 23 November 2013 Time: 14:12

Andile Jali was the match-winner as Orlando Pirates reached the Telkom Knockout Final after a 2-1 win against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mame Niang had given the hosts an early lead, but Oupa Manyisa netted 30 seconds after the restart to bring the scores level.

The match went into extra-time, where Jali scored a sublime winner to send the Buccaneers into the Final, to be played against either Kaizer Chiefs or Platinum Stars.

Pirates suffered a setback before kick-off when Kermit Erasmus – who was on the original teamsheet – was forced to withdraw and replaced by Thandani Ntshumayelo.

SuperSport started well and Thuso Phala had an early chance which he fired straight at Senzo Meyiwa.

However, on 13 minutes they got the opener when the Pirates defenders dallied on the ball, allowing the home side to intercept. The ball found its way to Phala, who crossed for Niang to head home.

Sameehg Doutie then fired over the bar against his former side before United suffered a setback when Ronwen Williams was stretchered off the field and replaced by Rowen Fernandez.

The veteran keeper immediately proved his worth, twice denying Tlou Segolela, but he was powerless to prevent Manyisa from netting 30 seconds into the second half – Lennox Bacela supplying the perfect throughball.

Pirates dominated the match from then on and should have taken the lead on the hour-mark, but Bacela fired over after a flowing move.

SuperSport had a brief respite when first David Mathebula skimmed the woodwork with a free-kick and then Niang had the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled offside.

Pirates’ injury woes continued on 80 minutes when Rooi Mahamutsa suffered what looked like a dislocated elbow, with Lucky Lekgwathi coming on.

The match went into extra-time, and again Pirates dominated without troubling the scorers. Segolela again shot well wide while Fernandez produced a world-class save to deny substitute Collins Mbesuma.

But the goal did come on 111 minutes – and it was a beauty. Jali picked the ball up in midfield and passed to Mbesuma, who flicked it over the defence and onto the chest of the midfielder who had continued his run. He showed great composure to fire past the keeper and see his side through to the Final.

Livefyre comments on this story...

OupaKeele
posted: 2013-11-23 12:20:19

This is a good starting line-up, Qcaba has done fairly well in the absence of both Lucky and SIya. Good luck to the Mighty Bucs although we will have to fight as a team to beat SSU.

Let's go to the final and await tonight's winner.

Black is Back and it's Red Hot....

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 12:22:12

SSU will be dangerous in the air [Niang] and Gcaba in brought in to man mark him. Good move RDS

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 12:24:57

Goodbye Pirates

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 12:30:25

 @The Real Lucho  UMINYILE ALREADY

Sjavo
posted: 2013-11-23 12:32:50

Dlala matsatsantsa

deleted_21230378_deleted_21230378_deleted_21230378
posted: 2013-11-23 12:33:36

Good Line Up. I like it

Qseven
posted: 2013-11-23 12:37:46

I thought Lekgwathi saga is terminus but was fooling myself. it's good to loose today so that De Sa might be fired. Nonetheless, buccaneer for life till I become PRO

Captain Morgan SPG
posted: 2013-11-23 12:38:24

It wud have been good if Lennox came in as a sub..bt anyway

Up da Bucks...

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 12:39:37

Hahahaha Bucaneer ang' minyanga. Wish to play u in the final but it seems a mountain to ask ntwana. Good luck though.

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 12:43:27

Erasmus has just been dropped a few min ago because of chest infection, Bibo replaced him and Makola comes in.

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-11-23 12:43:49

Erasmus no longer takin part,chest infection,nxa.........Ntshumayelo replaces him

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 12:44:23

............................Williams...........

Nkausu...........Gyma ........Diouf.......Khumalo.....

...............Maluleka.........Mkhabela...............

Doutie...................Mathebula.................Phala..

.........................Niang......

Hauweng bannaaaaaaaaaa

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 12:45:49

Y a defensive player Buccaneer? Y not Mbesuma?

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 12:56:11

 @The Real Lucho Playing Bacela n Mbesuma will make our midfield suffer, Erasmus tend to drop n collect the balls, Bacela wont give us much

Darkzen
posted: 2013-11-23 12:57:41

Hojewa batho. De big team plays at nyt

New age blogger
posted: 2013-11-23 12:58:06

I just tried to change my account password to *OrlandoPiratesMidfield*  then livefyre replied " Too strong "

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-11-23 12:58:09

referee is Daniel Bennett,i hope we get a dubious penalty or score from offside just to rub it in Zebra faces

Ibhola Lethu
posted: 2013-11-23 12:59:31

Hope to see a good game... Players to watch Gorge Maluleka vs Sifiso...

Mgqwabeni
posted: 2013-11-23 13:03:35

Can some one analytical check on the foreign players how they perform today compared to our own SA players and tell me if they got what it take to take our football to another level, or they are just ordinary players one can get in our township. If your answer is yes then these over rated players must be reduced to strictly 3 per game because they deprive our own talented players in our township to show case their skills in PSL, analyse Diouf, Nkausu,Gyimah,Niang then at evening Ngambi,Ngele,Katsande,Nkatha,Mosona and other foreigners ayikabi guys I was crucified when I said all foreign players play in SA are just ordinary 1 can get kolocation 

Sjavo
posted: 2013-11-23 13:06:21

Unfortunately i wont be able to witness the embarrassment to be inflicted by SSU on Rats a$$.

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