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Orlando Pirates beat Moroka Swallows

Posted: 18 December 2010 Time: 17:35

Orlando Pirates recorded a 2-0 win over Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows at the Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday to move into second place on the log.

Goals from Ezenwa Otorogu and Tlou Segolela saw the Buccaneers pick up a third successive League win and close to within six points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Birds, in contrast, are still without a win from 11 League matches and have now suffered their first defeat under the tenure of new coach Gordon Igesund.

Both teams struggled to create scoring chances in the first half. Teko Modise, back in the Pirates line-up in place of the suspended Daine Klate, was perhaps the liveliest player on the pitch and grew into the game after a somewhat erratic start.

On 29 minutes Ezenwa Otorogu had an opening in the Swallows penalty area but he was unable to get an effort away under pressure from Roger Da Costa and Greg Etafia.

Just under ten minutes later Modise almost got through the defence after an impish chip into space from Andile Jali, but the midfielder was unable to get a shot away.

But on 40 minutes the breakthrough finally came for the visitors. A poor back-header from Roger Da Costa fell invitingly for Otorogu and the Nigerian steered home a well-placed left-footed shot to put Bucs 1-0 up.

There was further drama at the end of the first half as Vincent Kobola brought down Happy Jele in the box and gave away a penalty. Lucky Lekgwathi took on the responsibility but blasted his spot kick over the bar.

Swallows came out with renewed vigour in the second half but they missed out on a great scoring opportunity in the 53rd minute. Young striker S’celo Zuma went one-on-one with goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs but ‘Slimkat’ made a great save.

Ten minutes later a terrific Siyabonga Nomvete strike had the beating of the ‘keeper but rebounded off the underside of the crossbar.

On 67 minutes Pirates killed off the game. Modise picked out Segolela with a superb pass and the winger showed great composure to control the ball and fire a low shot to Etafia’s right that put the Buccaneers 2-0 up.

There were further chances at both ends in the remaining minutes, particularly for Pirates, for whom the unfortunate Ndumiso Mabena missed a virtual open goal.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:27 pm
Viva Nappy People viva the Rats!
posted: 07:29 pm
I said i will suport the players n my team thru n thru hence i wud like to congradulate them on a victory today and i mean only the players not kruel.

While we collect maximum points adas r celebrating their gift frm one of their farmers(krol) n i wish they cud celebrate until june,hey u suckers the general Mr Moola jerusalema wa bolo Teko is back,,,hehehehe,,,,ichuuuuuu

Tsipa tse ntsho tsipa,,,,ichuuuuuuu wa nthungela
posted: 07:34 pm
@risingsh!tfc 1stly dnt make a mockery of our justice system ask shrien dewani nd jackie salebi 2ndly ive had this name 4 some tym now nd no1 has eva complained 3rdly worse things hv been said bout other players nd coaches on this 4rum nd lastly ma name doesnt constitute a threat u pr!ck its merely an expresion of ma h8 4 krol! nd who the F do u thnk u are cnt blv i jst wasted a min of ma lyf entertainin u nx bloody agent!
posted: 07:47 pm
i will alwayz say Krol decision 2 rest Teko is the best way 2 support the player so that he can recover fully from what ever desease he is suffering...i didn't understand why pitso told us that he is supporting the player when he is off form...and 4 me that not how you should support an off form player!!!
posted: 07:48 pm
The 2 biggest clubs in Southern Africa Pirates(former african champs nd semifinalists in 205)nd sundowns(african finalists in 201)are fytn 4 the league while smal teamz like chips nd aces are stil celebrating beatin pirates
posted: 07:53 pm
Ai ppl u cn cy wateva u wnt bt the jersey no 11 of the team in black nd white is the best player in south africa,i dnt care who scord in the world cup,bt the dude is a phenomenom
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 07:55 pm
I stil want Krol's head,surely by now he shud know dat givin other playas a chance pays off,we wer nt predictable n dat cozd problems 4 birds.Teko makes bucs play n 4 da 1st time i smiled watchin bucs play but hey,dis sh!t of a coach cn surpriz us wit Mbuyane again on Wed.As for Imbuduma (Mabena),u r jus useless my boy,a typical Mvela material.U cnt play soccer wit dat angry mentality,Dennilton mus b realy ashamed of sies.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:02 pm
I dnt tink Krol undstands his playas,we as supoters know beta dan thiz monkey coaches,Teko is playd on da wing bt luk wat hapens wen he muvs 2 centrl md,he makes tings hapen n da unsetles oponents which is wat we needed in da derby.Acordin 2 Krol's interview,he said he doesnt bliv in rotation,WTF,dats wen i realised his weakness of same taem n favouritism.Wen time cums,we wil chalk again.
posted: 08:02 pm
i certainly hope that mr kroll will not exclude king teko on wednesday & i hope mbuyani's injury keeps him out 4or a longtime since he is always in the starting line up 4 doing kak on the field of play & kroll why urn't u playing gert?
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:09 pm
Mayambela is a genius,he reminds me of Scara Ngobese,his arogance on the ball cn unsetle any defence bt since we dnt hav a coach,we wont c da best of this boy.I mus admit,i was nt a fan of Mayambela bt hv since understood his game bt fail 2 undstnd y dis monkey coach cant.Lekgwathi is getin tired n dats y we need OJ back n Thwala cn giv Cloete sum competition.Even if Krol cn win da league LOL,he mus stil go 4 our players' sake.
posted: 08:38 pm
Hai hai iBakaniya...hai hai iBakaniya...ba kae babui. We collect 3 points while they continue to talk too much and concern themselves with OPFC affairs.

Re ya boa...amen.
posted: 09:13 pm
big up 2 our boyz Orlando Pirates u guyz made my
posted: 09:18 pm
Jus do your job coach. Thanks for making teko to work so hard. It is because of you that has teko to jakup.
posted: 09:22 pm
Coach i salute you!
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 10:56 pm
Well done to the Boys but let's not rest on our laurels, the idiot must still go. We are too big a club that every game we are on the edge and a win is not guaranteed. Let's face it, under this idiot as a coach, we can't tell what to expect, he is like a yoyo. Was good to see Teko with some brilliant moves and touches, let's not put him under pressure but support him slowly until he is fully back.

I can bet my last cent that looking at Jali playing that deep, was the same instruction he found difficult to follow in the final given that we were trailing.

Hoping that the injury on Mbuyane keeps him out for at least 6 months.As for Lekgwathi, he must stop trying to rectify his past errors using quick fix methods, see what happened. He put the team under unnecessary pressure by missing that penalty.

I have said this before,that Mabena must be loaned to a team that will teach him to bring his scoring boots to the game, he is pathetic in front of goals.
posted: 11:00 pm
Ha ha ha Juan Paulo is having a wet day dream, 2 biggest clubs my fat back line ha ha ha .
posted: 11:04 pm
i want 2 thank my players 4 win to day up the bucs to u kruel your day will be your day wena kruel this win is frm players not frm u u r verry verry stupid ever seen in my life u never win the league your coaching licence is fake mfana awulazi idiski lase mzansi krol siwina ngama flucks to miss chances does'nt mean we played well swallowz also miss the're chances
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 11:09 pm
Ke tla shapa ngwana(Mbuyane) ka baka la bokgopo ba motswadi(Krolo) ho fihlela ba re tswela ka ntlo di maumau tse.Haele Krolo, a wine league mara yena o ya tsamaya, di roller skates di mo emetse monyako.

Shaaapa tse ntsho shaapa.

posted: 11:10 pm
well done the general, take it slow man.
posted: 11:23 pm
I was expecting to see Shalirah's comment about king Teko,u mo kae obuti maan,,

I dnt care wheda sum idiots think kruel is good bcos the playas have won the game today i stil want him out of my beloved bucs,he is useless with his triplets mbuyane,mabena n malokase,,,

Wena krol u will only fool idiots like u not me young man,never,ke batla u betsehe papa,,,

All suckers hail king Teko as he is slowly coming back,,

Tsipa tse ntsho tsipa,,ichuuuuu,,,,,wa nthugela
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