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Nedbank Cup Last 16 match report Santos 0-2 Pirates

Posted: 21 March 2014 Time: 17:01

Orlando Pirates became the first side to reach the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals following a 2-0 victory over Santos in Cape Town on Friday night.

Lennox Bacela scored a first-half opener against his former side, with Man of the Match Rooi Mahamutsa heading home after the interval at Athlone Stadium.

Pirates dominated possession early on, but looked vulnerable in the 13th minute when youngster Sachin Dawood headed a free-kick over from the left following a push by Lucky Lekgwathi on Edwin Sitayitayi.

Bucs, however, took the lead from the spot in the 29th minute, as Bacela gently rolled the ball inside the left upright after Dawood felled the lively Tlou Segolela in the area.

The Sea Robbers looked solid at the back for much of the opening stanza, although some indecision nearly allowed Sitayitayi a sight on goal from close range just before the recess.

The second period got off to a slow start, but ignited in the 65th minute when Mahamutsa rose impressively to nod in a Mpho Makola corner.

Vladimir Vermezovic's men controlled the pace up until the closing stages, as the People's Team twice came close to scoring in stoppage time through substitute David Radebe. The ex-Bafana Bafana striker first missed a penalty - incorrectly awarded for a hand-ball against Lekgwathi - before seeing his lob beat Senzo Meyiwa but not the cross bar.

Santos: Touray, Mdaki, Jampies, Nyambi, Skippers, Williams (Lakay 46'), Pantsil, Dawood, Arendse, Mabua (Radebe 58'), Sitayitayi (Allie 77').

Pirates: Meyiwa, Nyauza, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Matlaba, Masuku (Myeni 46'), Manyisa, Ntshumayelo (Masalesa 85'), Segolela, Makola, Bacela (Pelembe 72').

Livefyre comments on this story...

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-03-21 15:08:23

Majoro?? Erasmouse???... I see majoro signng pre-contract wit Golden Arrows nw

I lyk it for Bacela n Mabena!!!!

Love & Peace (Till majoro gets mre gme tym)

football lover
posted: 2014-03-21 15:08:27

Where is errerousemouse???

posted: 2014-03-21 15:08:58

Hehehehe, naso ke isibhaxo...maybe RDS should give VV some of his advice that he freely shares these days.

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-03-21 15:12:25

plz give Dauda a run my coach

posted: 2014-03-21 15:21:23

Lol Mr" I need  game time" is not part of the team. I see him going back to AMAZULU for game time. As he said football is a short career ..

SoshaDaDeejay Wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-03-21 15:22:08

he won't this raltex....there is 1 player at file-rets who will miss match because of injury not yellow cards, Aupa all these pie-sets will always Meyiwa i hope he deleted number ya Kelly!!!

champ enigma
posted: 2014-03-21 15:22:35

Ha ha Majoro must be a very small and worried rat if he can not every displace Mabena on the bench. So according to VV Mabena is better than Majoro. But the bench looks very thin. Thats what you call quantity. Mabena Pelembe and Myeni fire power right.

posted: 2014-03-21 15:27:38

Mnxm vv ngyamzonda already, muph majoro noerasmus?

football lover
posted: 2014-03-21 15:29:46

I will keep on saying it : GOOD LUCK MAJORO. If you left cause of game time then pirates was the last team you should have joined.

With the amount of player rotation at chiefs right now you would be shining now. WHAT A LOSS!!!

Maswidi van Wtb
posted: 2014-03-21 15:32:44

ziyabuya la!

posted: 2014-03-21 15:41:54

Yoh no majoro and erusmus on the bench...must be nice for major

Maswidi van Wtb
posted: 2014-03-21 15:43:08

i feel very sorry for Oupa cause usebenza yedwa

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-03-21 15:43:27

They say it gets dark before we see the light, in the rats case it gets dark before it gets pitch black!!!

They celebrated that vv will play with 2 strikers, when we all know he's a serious offender of playing the lone striker. They have more then enough capable strikers to play 2 upfront.

All the best to them but frankly vv isn't the man to take them forward. I may be proven wrong but that will be quite a long shot.

Rats 3-1 Santos

posted: 2014-03-21 15:46:44

Ehhh I nearly collapsed with shock. I thought these Rats were fielding 2 keepers. Nyauza and Dauda sounds the same 2 me. Imagine both goalies busy bragging "Senzo mpintji, abasi yazi. Haaai khona goal ngena la!!!" They start hugging and before they know it, its at the back of the net...eish.

posted: 2014-03-21 15:47:58

"Santos defenders are very tall and good in defending set pieces, Majoro is very short therefore the tactics for this match wouldn't suite him"-said the serbian

posted: 2014-03-21 15:50:55

Usually flu heals after 4 to 5 days when taking proper medication..but surprisingly so matlaba's healed in just 2 days..its a miracle

posted: 2014-03-21 16:07:40

Shem Pirates are not used to playing in front of so many fans shem. Hope they don't get nervous.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-03-21 16:14:33

Mabena...yha ne...I guess if Senzo is our regular then Mabena deserves a chance too

posted: 2014-03-21 16:34:29

Masuku likes show boating bt cant beat a man one on one. This is what makes it useless

posted: 2014-03-21 16:47:08

Majoro??? He wasted the DRC's time

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