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Orlando Pirates beat Mamelodi Sundowns in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 12 March 2011 Time: 22:19

Orlando Pirates moved into the Last 16 of the Nedbank Cup with a 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

Tlou Segolela scored the only goal of the game, securing Bucs a third win over the Brazilians this season after their ‘double’ over the Tshwane team in the League.

Bucs played with 10-men for much of the second half after having Happy Jele red carded.

Pirates had an upper hand in the first half, but both teams played their hearts out, providing the yard stick to measure who has the gumption to come out victorious, but neither Pirates or Sundowns raised their hands as they both failed to break the deadlock in the first half, and the score was goalless at half time.

Credit should also Sunodowns’ Wayne Sandilands, who was the busier of the two ‘keepers. The Sundowns goal-minder stood between Pirates and their quest for an opening goal with his great reflexes that saw his side surviving the embarrassment of going into the break one, two, or three goals down.

Mabhuti Khenyeza nearly grabbed the lead for Sundowns, but his shot went across the goalmouth in the 39th minute.

Pirates came back strong after the break, moving forward in numbers trying to unlock the Sundowns defence. They were awarded a penalty after Thapelo Tshilo was adjudged to have handled Katlego Mashego’s goal-bound shot in the 58th minute, but the Pirates striker disappointed when his spot kick was parried back into play by Sandilands.

But the Sundowns joy was short-lived, as Pirates anticipated the rebound and Tlou Segolela was at hand to break the deadlock with a blistering shot in the 59th minute, sending the stadium into frenzy. For his splendid performance, Segolela walked away with the Man of the Match award.

There was drama two minutes later when Pirates’ Happy Jele was red carded by the referee for a second bookable offence.

Nevertheless, the goal galvanized Pirates and the hitherto dejected supporters, who had endured more that 50 minutes of anxiety until the deadlock was broken.

Sundowns’ coach, Ian Gorowa made some changes with the hope that his charges might change the situation, but the ten men of Pirates stood firm, held onto their lead, and the status quo remained the same at full time.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
I'm still waiting 4 killer's goal. Playing in de media wont win u games. U're not alone boy, even mbesuma from while he was still lethal haven't scored against Bucs. Ayoba Bhakajuju
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:37 pm
Ouch! this one really hurts!

The best team on the night won, well done Bucs, ngigcwele fede.

Ian Shilowa jou moer maan, you starting line up and subs were stinking! Screw all of you! Nx!
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
Yes we managed 3/3 against motsepe boyz , so lezz go n make treple boyz.
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
Well done buceslona now sundowns know that we kill them anytime as from mphela you will only score against in ur dreams hahaha up da bucs my blood is black white
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Who's next chicken 2 b fried? Ajax u r in trouble. Krol wil show his countryman he is the best.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Its painful to be a Sundowns supporter for this season. We lost all cup games early, at one time we were leading in the log and everything fell apart. What are we expecting left?. We need a convincing plan from our president in connection with next season going foward or else heads will roll for the president, management, players down to the cleaner
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
sweyties u stil dnt mind being whipped by Pirates 3 times in a row?
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
gud & lets 4cus on de next game go bucs
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
he he he bucs stop here, kuphi khona! Ibhakajuju lakuphinda lokho futhi kwesikamaminzela isigodi. Igeziwe inhliziyo kaGorowa imhlophe qwa njengeqhwa. Ukuba benginguyena bengizowaxhawula onke amabhakajuju ngithi ngiyayivuma induku okwesithathu kulandelana. Ezami zidlala kusasa ne Lions. Push ipassion Makhosi
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
pirates is unstopable,bucs is on fire.come wednesday,we are going 2 sink Ajax chiefs.100% behind krol,and ofcourse the boyz
ONCE A PIRATE,ALWAYS A ......
LOL
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
My bro tlou wa di bu sa o ska tsamyia ko di club tseding sala month pirates le mayambela
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
anada 7 minutes optional time,ja-neh?da only team dt cn beat pirates is pirates themselves,ajax i pitty u cauz u r next,shame!by da way where r u zamoxolo?m sure u r eating a humble pie where u r.
The Ghost
posted: 10:42 pm
I have nothing against Sundowns, the ones I want are those musunu x1 fanatics who suddenly became Sundown fans ... ba kae mara.
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
“Ill definately score against Pirates” Mphela's sworn affidavit made at Orlando police stasie what on earth will it take 4 sundowns 2 beat Pirates? What exactly r they going 2 produce cum end of d season no cup 4 d Billionare's club yet they hav assembled d most expensive former players lyk modizzy,Nyandoro nd Tshilo.
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Dd mphela scored as he promisd lol!
The Ghost
posted: 10:44 pm
I did not quite hear what Mphela said can someone PLEASE remind me.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
Congrats to th Mighty Midgets u deserved it.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
i have sinus,bt as soon as the game ended i totally became healed,jesus is with the bucs,up the bucs 2 sunnyside
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
Maka bhaka bhak ndìhamb nan strait up th bucs
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
whrz all bo skye n tzozoo who said pirates will b down...jealous down pirates ya tlanga damn...sorry mamelody sundows ...tough luck guys at da end of da day
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