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Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 2-0

Posted: 29 January 2011 Time: 17:27

Orlando Pirates go top of the table after beating Free State Stars 2-0 in a Premiership match at Botshabelo Stadium on Saturday.

Tlou Segolela scored for Pirates in the 17th minute, before setting Andile Jali up late in the game for the second.

For his splendid performance, Segolela walked away with the Man of the Match award.

Pirates are on top of the table with 35 points after 17 games.

The first real chance of the game came in the fifth minute when Isaac Chansa played a one-two with Thulasizwe Mbuyane, but the latter directed his shot straight into the hands of Kennedy Mweene.

In the 17th minute Segolela brought the stadium to its feet when, after dispossessing Free State Stars, he made a solo run from Pirates’ half and zoomed past a cluster of Stars’ players before beating Mweene with a low shot to give Bucs the lead.

The goal did wonders for the game as Free State Stars were forced to come out of their slumber and try some attacking options.

Their main problem on the day was not only their failure to create chances, but also how to get past Rooi Mahamutsa and company in the Pirates’ defence.

Segolela nearly got his second for the day, but after a beautiful chip in the 38th minute, ‘Speedy Gonzalez’ could only watch in disbelief when his attempt hit the crossbar.

The pattern of the game was much the same after the break with Pirates pressing hard for the second while Free State Stars hung on.

Steve Khompela introduced Noah Chivuta and Thabane Motaung in place of Manti Moholo and Matome Madimabe and the move nearly paid dividends as Stars pushed forward and forced Pirates into some mistakes.

Mahamutsa failed to clear the ball under pressure, but with only Moeneeb Josephs to beat Madoda Motha shot horribly wide in the 62nd minute. The latter was replaced by Mxolisi Gumede two minutes later.

Segolela outran a defender again in the 84th minute before delivering a brilliant pass to Jali in the box, who tapped home to make it 2-0.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:46 pm
shapa bhakaniya shappaaaa wow thnkx guyz u da best
Anonymous
posted: 06:54 pm
teko is gone&iknw it painful 2 all of us(bucs fans)but guyz ithink we mst learn 2 let go&except thingz da way ther are&we mst also appreatiate wat we have dan focusing on sum 1 whos already gone.atleast we hv segolela,mayambela,jali,chansa,mahamutsha,klate&josephs
Anonymous
posted: 07:02 pm
still not given a chance to win this league.... But they are to surprise a lot! 8 more wins and 3 draws to win the league.
Anonymous
posted: 07:07 pm
as much as hate the way the modise issue was handled, but we have won lots of games without him and the winning still continues, lets support players we have annd who are loyal to the club and let sundowns support modise.
Anonymous
posted: 07:07 pm
Yes ua wright bucs diva but it is hard to accept that our darling is gone...hothata serious....but i wish him all the best in cloorkop and a good win by the boyz...I STILL LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 pm
Black and White
Anonymous
posted: 07:11 pm
we a d guys we shot nt los ur consistansy...2 dous ho a siting on d bench when d chanse cam u shot nt los focas.....hola the c robbers hola.....
Sos
posted: 07:15 pm
the top spot belongs to the one & only MIGHTY AMAKHOSI...& the operation to reclaim it starts tonight seeing that the 26/02/2011 is approaching so fast, KING MUSONA really needs to resharpen his goal scoring boots to ensure that history is rewritten again...

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 07:34 pm
sox dat y ppl laugh at chiefs wen they loose bcos u guyz r arogant& u think u r beta dat y small teams wil always beat u.idon't mind e ven if chiefs beat us as long as we collect points&win da title so far we have only lost 2 games in da league but u have lost 4.so does it realy make u hapy 2 beat pirates&downs but fail 2 beat vasco ithink u guyz have a problem but u r 2 arogant 2 c dat
The Ghost
posted: 07:37 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 07:37 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 07:37 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 07:37 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 07:37 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
Fela
posted: 07:47 pm
I have to start by complaining about the poor officiating in this game, FSS was hell bent on destroying Jali. FSS was too physical with no protection from the middle man, tackles from behind went unpunished some without even awarding a free kick and that was the strategy from FSS.

Orlando Pirates has decided to up the pace and i hope and pray they become consistent in the process. If we continue in this vein of form we certainly would stand a chance of winning the league. Good team performance.

Once and Always...
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 07:54 pm
What a boring match. I have watched better matches played by amateur teams. Yho Chibuku FC can play doom doom football. Yerrrrrrrrr. Now I understand why some knowleddeable Chibuku fans like Motlokoa saying Kraal must go. The football they dished out this afternoon was painful to the eye.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 07:57 pm
....Another thing I know Chibuku FC fans joy is always spoilt if they win their boring matches and THE BIGGEST TEAM IN AFRICA win theirs. I know they are praying for the MIGHTY ones to lose to Maritzburg for their boring win to mean something. Unfortunately that will NOT happen.We will make sure that you are under stress until we unseat you from your tempoary post very soon. So enjoy it while its lasts.
Anonymous
posted: 08:04 pm
tzozo it was a boring game indeed. 3 points in d bag thats boring too. lets wait for amakhosikazi okthula nemfebo tonight
Anonymous
posted: 08:08 pm
Thank u bakhaniya we goin at it quietly let the other teams talk the league title let us jus play for it... Ssssshhhhhh!!!!! No noise...
Black Blood
posted: 09:26 pm
@Tzozo.....

U are indeed a moron, first of all the weather was Hot & the pitch very hard to run. FS stars was too physical, with our players understanding of 4tball betta than u moron, they had to go for the points & that's what counts the most....
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