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Seisa Ramabodu
05/03/2008 15:30

Celtic keeper Posnett Omony's mistake handed the Buccaneers victory.

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Omony error gifts Pirates victory

Posted: 5 March 2008 Time: 17:32

An error by Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Posnett Omony handed Orlando Pirates a 1-0 win in an Absa Premiership match at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Omony turned a cross by Lebogang Mokoena into his own net on the stroke of half-time.

Although the Buccaneers dominated for most parts of the first half, they almost fell behind in the second minute of the game when Bucs’ keeper Senzo Meyiwa was forced into a tipping a Darrel Smith header over the bar.

Gilbert Mushangazhike then sent his header wide from a Teko Modise free-kick, as Pirates imposed themselves on the game.

The visitors were awarded a free-kick on the edge of Celtic’s area in the 37th minute, but Modise saw his effort tipped around the post for a corner, which was taken by Modise and culminated in Lucas Thwala’s shot being cleared off the line by Cyril Mubiala.

Pirates went ahead seconds before the break when Mokoena’s cross from the right was turned into his own by Omony.

The score remained 1-0 at the break.

Pirates continued their dominance in the opening stages of the second half and Omony almost produced another blunder when he allowed Tlou Segolela’s shot to spill between his legs, but the Celtic stopper was able to gather the ball just before it crossed his goalline.

Both sides then rang the changes, which spoilt Pirates’ momentum, allowing Celtic to get back in the game.

The host should have drawn level in the 79th minute when an unmarked Mubiala sent headed over the crossbar from Grant Smit’s free-kick.

The final chance of the game also fell to Celtic in the final minute of the game when they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Pirates area, but Smith sent his effort high over the bar, and with that went Phunya Sele Sele’s hopes of securing at least a point from the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
There are time when perparation and oppurtunity cross roads and then baby luck is born, If its luck then thats a price you pay for being silly due to making silly mistakes, Hard luck Omony, Its Mokoena's lucky day this time
Anonymous
posted: 08:04 am
I hate to say I told you so.

It does'nt matter. Pirates will win this league. Pirates wants to go to africxa to win the champs league.

Happy jele dont wory, A mokoena must relingiush that central position to you. as for Tlou stop watching ZWANE, you always want to run with the ball. chief ha-ha-ha you are the draw quens..
NTOWE2
posted: 08:44 am
Pie-rats ll do what dey do best take second spot and crrrrrrry lyk my 6 months son!
Hola makhal'anjalo!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:44 am
Are we supposed to blame the former Bloemfontein Celtic co-coaches Benjamin Reed and David Modise for Postnet Omony's stupid blunders that he did and let a goal in. Maybe he should be fired just like Khabonina Zondo. Zondo will bounce back and Celtic will regret releasing him.
Anonymous
posted: 08:51 am
Welldone Bhakaniya.

I can't wait for Saturday. It's nice these days to go to the stadium and spend your money on Orlando Pirates. Watching South African football, having a packed stadium and having fun. Last but not list HAVING HAPPY PEOPLE AGAIN.

To ODG, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BELIEF IN THESE BOYS AND MAY ORLANDO PIRATES MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORTERS STAND BY YOUR SIDE IN GOOD AND BAD TIMES. THANK YOU ODG AND THE TECHNICAL STAFF.
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 am
it's to early guys to judge whos gone win the league.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 am
This leaugue belongs to us Mabhakhaniya.Lets support the team guys.We must know that we are not going to win every game lets be patient guys.
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