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Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town comfortably

Posted: 30 October 2010 Time: 22:17

Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 3-0 in a League game on Saturday night.

Goals from Chiukepo Msowoya, Daine Klate and Tlou Segolela ended the Urban Warriors’ unbeaten run in the league and saw the Buccaneers move to within four points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Ajax had Thulani Hlatshwayo sent off in the 70th minute.

Pirates dominated the early exchanges and certainly looked the sharper, livelier team as they used their quick passing and movement to put Ajax on the back foot. And the home side’s promising start was rewarded with an early lead when Chiukepo Msowoya scored a sure contender for goal of the season in the 11th minute.

Picking up the ball midway inside Ajax’s half – in acres of space – the Malawian striker moved a few metres forward before unleashing a fierce drive that ended in the top corner of the net and left Hans Vonk clutching at nothing more than thin air.

The Urban Warriors were left a little shell-shocked by the Buccaneers’ confident start to the game but they gradually began to get a foothold in the contest, using the flanks well to threaten the home side’s defence.

However, Pirates were just the width of a post away from making it 2-0 in the 36th minute. Dikgang Mabalane clipped a fine cross from the right into the penalty area and Daine Klate arrived unmarked to meet the ball – his right-footed volley had Vonk beaten but rebounded off the upright.

Ajax coach Foppe de Haan made two changes at the start of the second half, throwing on Nhlanhla Vilakazi and Lebohang Manyama in an effort to gain control of the midfield battle. Yet, initially at least, there was no change to the pattern of the match: Pirates dominated possession and the Cape side spent most of their time defending.

And with 20 minutes to play any real hope Ajax had of getting anything out of the game were all but snuffed out when defender Thulani Hlatshwayo received his second yellow card for an unnecessary hand-ball and was sent off, leaving the visitors with just ten men.

Pirates took almost immediate advantage of their numerical superiority, with Klate firing home a second goal in the 74th minute after a horrendous error from Clayton Daniels, who inexplicably missed a clearance from inside his own penalty area and allowed Msowoya to set-up his teammate.

Bucs rubbed further salt into Ajax’s wounds in the 88th minute when winger Tlou Segolela used his incredible pace to outstrip the visitors’ defence before cracking a low shot past the helpless Vonk to make it 3-0.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:58 am
Mr khoza we only missing 1 player in our wining ship n dat playr if we can manag capture his signatr,pirate wud b world nown n dey can win evrytin,i am talkin abt worldchampionships n da playr is non ada dan Steven Pienaar.
posted: 11:17 am
Hey Shakirah m assumng u a girl since u LOVE TEKO n also ur name. No need2 insult me( outie, gal, gay or lesbian) WTF! Cum the 13th ul b cryng as per usual its Operation Revenge. PS Teko is finishd!
posted: 11:34 am
Good job pirates... Got one question for krol, y doesn't this man rotate his wingers. I mean it's great that we are winning, but we got great wingers like abo Mark Mayambela, Phenyo ( Jimmy Tau) Mongalo, Makhanya, denis masina... Cum on now we are fed up of the same starting line up... TEKO 110%
posted: 11:47 am
thankyou "the gr8st fan'..Mabalane to me is overused n pls corect me if im wrng he is not a clever player e.g Klate is offensive n defend whn called upon he also scores. Mabalane is always in d box but nothng to shw for it.hs average of 3goals per season is not rite for me. Mongalo was well above hm wit limited time on d pitch. Come on krol.
posted: 11:57 am
Great game even thou i blv we cud hv scored beyond 3 goals, bt im very impresd by ngobeni he dominated da middle of da park if he continues lyk dis its bound 2 b da best midfield in da psl he n jali marshal da midfield very wel...it was gud 2 c my general teko modise hope we cn c more of him...nxt its kaizer cabbages record we breakn, dats if supersport doesnt do it 2day! bakaniya waya waya!!!
posted: 12:01 pm
Supersport 3-Cabbage Hunger Boyz 0. Ndayelo at it's best. Habashwe baloi.
posted: 12:44 pm
Ah bona!!! Retsela thupa wayawaya,if u don't believe ask Manchester City ka orlando pirates,the'll tell u hore reyabetsa fair and square,no penalties.Andile"GATTUSO"jali and Clifford"XAVI"ngobeni,habashwe boys it felt very good to see Teko.it was emotional to see the crowd going crazy when ben10 entered in the field of play.EISH!!! Mara socks mara,bona nkaqeta letshiyare lena lohle kebua ka poho entsho mahlabe,otsebe kebua ka di ALL STARZ,di international papa bo msowoya,chansa,modise,jali,slim kat....iyoooooooooo reutlwa monate orlando hahole joang relebarati, batshehetsi,bathaselli base hlopha sama bhakabhaka,reja joy,rephusha passion ntate.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 12:59 pm
13 november 2010,a much anticipated derby,between the two giants of mzansi,the current kingz of soweto are Orlando pirates,the only team to lift the caf champions league in south africa,ateam with a galaxy of starz,the most recognizeable star is TEKO MODISE who played more games than doctor khumalo(mzansi icon) and Thabo mngomeni in bafana colours,however the scouts must look 4 the boy called andile jali who outplayed all bafana midfielders at the age of 20,the future looks bright 4 him.....TSIPA TEKO TSIPAAAAA,LOVE OR HATE HIM HE IS THE BEST TO EVER DON THAT BAFANA AND PIRATES JERSEY.
posted: 01:18 pm
I said it before and I'm saying once again that Pirates is on fire.
posted: 01:20 pm
A warm welcome for the "The General Navigator" Modise.
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posted: 03:07 pm
Hei bolo e monate when Happy People begin to be happy again its a season of haarvest for the mighty buccaneer, even new born children are being named after Bucs stars as Andile Jali,Chansa,klate,Tlou,Msowoya.just this morning our neighbour named his littel boy Chiukepo Andile Mathata and I said wow,what a name!bolo e mo fashion bcos Pirates is on top of the world.frankly speaking last night this team was unstoppable and Im wondering if ever any team would have stopped it last night.guys we have a team here.atleast this time around everyone is taking responsibility of scoring goals!
posted: 03:20 pm
bookmakers tip bucs 2 lift psl trophy this season tlou is the mzansi engel di maria
posted: 03:43 pm
Chips should be scared as the 13 is drwing closer,the way re tshelang thupa ka teng any team tht has 2 face bucs e kena mo june-july,gues wht re tlo le tsipa waya-waya,,,ichuuu wa nthonkgela,,,ke etsa ka boomo,

Tsipa tse ntsho tsipa.

Tse ntsho not by default,,e jwalo.
posted: 04:49 pm
Well i am very sorry Mabhakabhaka, we need to help Kroll with the following.

Rooi Ngubo Mahamutsa makes silly mistakes, we need to relegate Rooi to the bench to that he can learn hard.

Happy Jele does not come back to assist in defence with Mabalane not staying behind when Jele Stimela overlap.

We are not taking our chances, Ajax should have been humiliated with 6 goals after their learning PRO spoke Sh*t.

It was so good seing Teko Money maker General Navigator back to his usual self. WOW, what a player Modise is.

Alex Sir Ferguson please watch Andile Jali, Scholes is aging.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:09 pm
Ngobeni was so impressive, my man of the match.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:12 pm
What a goal by Msowoya, he is such a good striker but not used the right way. Mabalane is getting better with his crosses.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:15 pm
Klate reminds me of the days of Brendon Silent, he is such a hard worker and has an eye for goals. He covers for our leftback. He was unfortunate not to have a brace.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:18 pm
Tlou should have given Malokase his first goal of the season but he opted to shoot. The other option was to chip the boll over the keeper or round the keeper but he will learn, he is still young. His goal was marvelous, his run and the finish.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:23 pm
The few minutes Teko was on the pitch, he was so impressive. He won the bolls and created opportunities. He is such a talented player, only if people can let him play football and stop targeting him unfairly. I am sure the Kaizer Cabbages will give Teko a break, they know now that Teko is not Pirates, it does not benefit them to try and destroy him, we have too many stars.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:24 pm
Robyn Johannes is grabbing and using his chances to own that position. He had a very good game. Keep it up Johannes.
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