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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...

Zikhona
posted: 10:45 pm
HAVE U SCORED MPHELA? HA!HA! ITS EASIER SAID THAN DONE MFANA.....ONCE A PIRATE ALWAYS A PIRATE!
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Tapelo Tshilo would be the first player to be transfer-listed @ the end of the season. Molomowandao Matoho must be the first player to be signed by Downs.
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
Where are da farmers tonight! Our win felt lyk bashaywa yi-stroke... Hahaha

Tomorrow dey'll b celebrating a small victory da very same way dey celebrate small meaningless draws...

We celebrate BIG Victories & BIG Meaningful Draws!

Shapa Bucs! G'nyt
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
Pierats fans are true idiots. They beat a useless Sundowns team n they think they have beaten Chiefs.
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
Orlando Pirates rocks big time !! Sundowns u r suckers 4 punishment -
The Ghost
posted: 10:52 pm
@ Tzozo, eish tlohela ho nyela jou moer you are just bitter that Pirates won when you said we were going to lose ...
The Ghost
posted: 10:54 pm
musunu x1 are green with envy ... look no further than the silly comments posted here ... Bucs are the best and that is a bitter pill to swallow.
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
Nice silence in Sunnyside (plein&jorissen) all thanks to bucs. We know thieves were gonna celebrate as if they won.
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
For how long is this team going to be given dubious penalties against us??
We know they benefited from that penalty, but IAN is inexperienced period.
THESE RATS ALLOVER THE SHOW AS IF THEY HAVE ALREADY WON THE CUP.
Champ Always in the TOP 8
posted: 10:55 pm
Sweetys your team is rubbish. I never understand what kind of people follow this trash
Anonymous
posted: 10:56 pm
Mphela,hao-wherez that elusive promised goal against Bucs now?U can go and enjoy a free zol at Orlando now•And pls take Teko along!
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
sebati:2011-03-12 22:54


musunu x1 are green with envy ... look no further than the silly comments posted here ... Bucs are the best and that is a bitter pill to swallow
---------------
Marete a mmao ngwana sefebe.
KUKU ya mmao e nkgang.
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
@Tzozo...
We'll c if Sunflops are useless when u meet dem in da league...

Pls infect dem wt ur syndrome of playing draws...

Bucs all da way!...
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 pm
How many games unbeaten
now?
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 pm
tzozo hambo lala boy or gal kusebusuku bcz uyaphupha manje nhe bucs will rule until jesus comes dwn my name is(zamorano 'mr pirates' pirates dumela
Kwabaya
posted: 10:59 pm
Tzozo.....shhhhhhh! this is about the Ghost....anyway there;s nothing to beat ko Fish & Chips FC.....they are just equally useless!
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
Oupa "ace" Manyisa, u r a star!!!
The Ghost
posted: 11:00 pm
@ The Quoso ... o na le ngwana wa mosimane le mao jou ma se gaat
Kwabaya
posted: 11:01 pm
Tzozo.....shhhhhhh! this is about the Ghost....anyway there;s nothing to beat ko Fish & Chips FC.....they are just equally useless!
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
we r done with suflops,now u know aces is going to the nfd,cos they are the only that beat us at orlando slaugher house, for that they will be in nfd until foreva, ajax u r next as 4 u chips we will meet in the finals only if u would be able to get there.sundowns our daily bread
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