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Pirates vs Chiefs in TKO Final

Posted: 21 November 2010 Time: 17:05

Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United 3-0 at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon to make it through to the Telkom Knockout Final.

Pirates' goals came from Dikgang Mabalane, Ezenwa Otorogu and an own-goal from Mor Diouf.

Ernst Middendorp and substitute Felix Obada were both sent off, Obada for an elbow to Clifford Ngobeni's chin.

Despite the scoreline, Maritzburg were unlucky as they played well, although credit to Pirates for taking their chances and putting the goals away well.

Maritzburg started superbly – neat touches, clever passing and confidence going forward evidence of a team unbeaten in six games.

The first shot on goal came from Diyo Sibisi, but his third minute effort was struck straight at Moeneeb Josephs.

Bucs looked somewhat rattled at the back and after John Arwuah tested Josephs with a well-executed 10th minute snap shot, the same player was unlucky to see his shot deflected wide of goal six minutes later.

Pirates took the lead against the run of play, Mabalane sweeping home at the back post after Daine Klate had flicked on a cross from Otorogu.

The goal knocked the wind out of Maritzburg’s sails and from that point onwards Pirates were very much back in the contest.

Andile Jali could have made it 2-0 after 30 minutes when the ball fell kindly to him on the edge of the box, but his shot was dismal.

Bevan Fransch provided a moment of hope, but fired over the bar, while Musa Nyatama’s great skill and positive run set up a chance for Sibisi, but he also couldn’t test Josephs.

Pirates then doubled their lead in the 43rd minute, Ortorogu taking advantage of some slack marking to head home Mabalane’s pin-point cross.

Middendorp was asked to leave the field shortly before the end of the first half, after being extremely vocal in his protestations against referee Daniel Bennett's decisions.

Rooi Mahamutsa went close with a shot from the edge of the area three minutes after the break, but United then took the fight to Pirates, earning a succession of free kicks within 30-yards of goal.

Diouf was unlucky not to score with one of these, with 54th minute thunderbolt clearing the bar by the smallest of margins.

But following that early burst, United found it increasingly to break down or create openings against the Buccaneers defence.

Patrick Malokase could have got his name on the score-sheet in the 81st minute, but reacted too slowly to Mabalane’s miss-hit shot.

United were then reduced to 10 men when Obada was sent off after his trailing arm caught Ngobeni in the face.

And with two minutes to go a forgettable afternoon was completed for the Pietermaritzburg side when Diouf deflected a cross into his own goal.

Previous comments on this story...

Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 06:18 pm
The fact of the matter is that on 04 Dec Chiefs will play Pirates. Any of the two teams can win. Only a stupid person will speak as though his team is guaranteed a win simply because of a past event eg the massacre of 13 Nov. Bucs fans will be very disppointed to think just because they are itching for a revenge Chiefs are somewhow not allowed to win the match on 04 Dec. Gud nite Makhosi. C u on 04 Dec wen we celebrate.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 06:24 pm
@nsl junkies. Don't get too carried away as we'll be facing you in the cup final and i'm sure you were praying for MU to win today. Guess what, your biggest nightmare is coming. kc will regret upseting the Mighty Bucs on that day. I would repeat it again: The BIG revenge on earth is on your way.

This time around Krol and lekgwathi won't be that generous. Its on baby... its on
Anonymous
posted: 06:24 pm
Scrappy goals accompanied by a scrappy play against a 10-man Coachless lowly ranked Maritzburg United hehehe...their players were looking for a ball using torches for 90 minutes and now thing they can play against the Mighty Kaizer Chiefs yeeerrr...!!!
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 06:25 pm
The only person who's known to dissapear in this forum after defeat is nsl junk
Anonymous
posted: 06:32 pm
I dnt c pirates wining dis 1, dat nigerian bull wil b neutralized by Nahayo.as for Jali n Ngobeni dey wil b busey idiolising Nengomasha n Yeye. Khosi 4 lyf.
Anonymous
posted: 06:33 pm
He he it' s Karolo vs Vicks Vaporub on the 4th. There has to be 1 winner.
Anonymous
posted: 06:42 pm
Kiky/kaka,listen here boy/girl...u will see that in ur wet dreamz,wautlwa....woza disemba,letlonyela....SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Tza
posted: 06:42 pm
come 4th Dec, Bucs wil have the early christmas present. feel it, Bucs is back. Up the Bucs!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:43 pm
Pls leave dis Rats supporters making noise. Thats their tradition Nxee.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 07:01 pm
How I wish Pie city players can come to the match with the same stupidity as their fans. Thinking that because they were massaccred on 13.NOV now they have a divine ryt to win on 04 Dec.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 07:03 pm
So Pie city fans are so stupid not to c that even thougfh they won 2day's match they never at any point dominated play. Let them fool themselves.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 07:07 pm
I see history repeating itself. Before the 13 Nov massacre the rats won their 3 matches with a 3-0 margin against Ajax and Sion City. THey started talking to much lyk they always do without analysing hiow they won. Poor Krol will again be an excuse when we rub it in on 04 DEC.Just lyk during the NOV 13 massacrethey will come as favourites just because they are supposed to exact "revenge". I see heartbreaks all round.
Anonymous
posted: 07:08 pm
Christmas has come early for Bucs. Chiefs it is payback time. 4th Dec 2010 ziyawa!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:20 pm
The last time Pirates and Chiefs played in a cup final it was on the 2 Nov 1996 and Pirates won 4(3x J Skosana, 1 H Mkhelele; Chiefs 1 D Modise)
Anonymous
posted: 07:32 pm
I remeber when Hassim Raman landed a lucky punch unto Lenox Lewis in Brakpan & after the rematch Lewis did prove it was a lucky punch-so Pirates will be out to prove that it was a lucky punch
Anonymous
posted: 07:39 pm
Keep on BARKING BARKS.There's nothing we can do bt to let u do what u do best(BARK).
I hope poor KAROLO won't be blamed by
the very same stupid BARKS FANS.
Anonymous
posted: 07:52 pm
its time 4 pirates 2 beat kaisa chips, we wl gv them same goals they gave us
Anonymous
posted: 07:53 pm
all psl trophies: Broer i and my friends couldnt stop laughing after reading what you posted about Sundowns. I mean abt you having identified someone to partner Musona in that Sundown defence. You were obviously referring to ' own goals'. I hope you havent eyed Mayinga and Mere.I really cant stop laughing even now. I saw Klate was over cautious today.

Shakirah ngwana mme o- sharp my outtie.
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 pm
Umar Abbas....its either you dont know SA football or you have a short memory...Firstly, that was a semifinal of the BobSave Super Bowl, not FINAL...secondly, Chiefs and OKAPI FC last played in a final in 2006, ABSA Cup in Durban...hey madoda nc nc nc nc...I just hope you not feeding your children lies...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:04 pm
@All psl trophies,ekse u e nka zozo e buwang too much so,,ke hore ho tletse ena feela mo forum u entse lerata u kare ke stabane,,,buwa le ena wa re rasetsa phela ke sunday today rona ra spana kaosane,,

Adawise u monate boss,,wa ntseba hee nna Mr Tsipa,,

Ichuuuuu,,,wanthugela,,,
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