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Dominic Isaacs challenges Tlou Segolela

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Posted: 21 July 2011 Time: 22:04

Orlando Pirates will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Vodacom Challenge at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday after beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in Port Elizabeth.

Tlou Segolela was the hero for Bucs in a fast-paced and highly physical game, scoring the winner on the hour-mark.

Someone should have told the players it was a pre-season match; especially the first 45 minutes were characterised by some strong challenges.

Chiefs were first to fire a shot off in anger – Lehlohonolo Majoro firing his drive from distance over the bar on seven minutes, before Daine Klate followed suit from a free-kick at the other end soon after. Dominic Isaacs could consider himself lucky to have remained on the field for his challenge on Tlou Segolela.

Siphiwe Tshabalala showed his skill on 12 minutes, side-stepping a defender before firing in a shot which Senzo Meyiwa did well to parry for a corner.

Siyabonga Sangweni showed on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur what a great buy he will prove to be, and he again came to the rescue 11 minutes later after Knowledge Musona ran onto Josta Dladla’s long pass and chipped the keeper, but the former Golden Arrows defender saved the day.

Not to be outdone, Itumeleng Khune produced a great one-on-one save after Segolela had burst through, before Sangweni again showed his class with a last-ditch tackle to deny Majoro.

Chiefs should have had the lead on 35 minutes. Musona’s deflected shot was only parried by Meyiwa, but Tshabalala inexplicably volleyed over with an open net.

Amakhosi brought on three substitutes at the start of the second half and one of them, Mandla Masango, nearly scored straight away, but his volley from eight yards out was weak and straight at Khune.

Then, on 59 minutes, the opening goal – Ruben Cloete’s cross from the left found Segolela at the far post. Sox looked to have wasted the moment with his first touch, but managed to fire a shot off which went under Khune’s body and into the back of the net.

Chiefs almost hit back through the hardworking Musona, but Happy Jele was on hand to take a dangerous cross off his foot right in front of goal. Jele almost scored at the other end with 10 minutes remaining, but his low drive was held by Khune.

Tried as they may, Chiefs could not find the equalizer – but they will have a quick chance at revenge when the two teams do battle in the Carling Black Label Cup on July 30.

Ryan Cooper


Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune – Jimmy Tau, Thomas Sweswe (Tefu Mashamaite 62), Dominic Isaacs, Jimmy Jambo (Keegan Ritchie 62) – Josta Dladla (Mthokozisi Yende 46), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Tinashe Nengomasha, Siphiwe Tshabalala (Abia Nale 46) – Knowledge Musona (Lucky Khune 76), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Mandla Masango 46)

Orlando Pirates: Senzo Meyiwa – Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi, Siyabonga Sangweni, Ruben Cloete – Tlou Segolela (Clifford Ngobeni 83), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Mark Mayambela (Thulasizwe Mbuyane 58), Daine Klate (Dikgang Mabalane 74) – Bongani Ndulula (Sameegh Doutie 65)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:29 pm
It's going to be another difficult season for us. Three years and the clown has learnt nothing. We've never won a game with Yende, Masango and Nale on the pitch at the same time. And what does the clown do, he brings them on at the same time! Obviously in Eastern Europe there is no such thing as building a player's confidence. How else do you explain the fact that all of little Khune,Lebese and Ncobo are benched the next game after they score?
posted: 10:30 pm
Hayi maan am tired of moering this Yellowish Kaak with thier Ugly jersy,,,,this things prat too much for nothing n they cant even show up for it,,,,,,,,,

We are the Terrible Treble Tsiping Champs n w r here to stay n Wip ur tiny behinds till nike design a meaningful outfit not this Zebras skins u wearing,,,,,

Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipa,,,,,,,,,ichuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu,,,,,,,re ya ba thungela for sure

posted: 10:30 pm
Tsipa BUCS tsipa tse ntsho tsipaaa shappaa BUCS Shappaa reja JOY
posted: 10:34 pm
Let me sleep a happy Bucs than an unhappy Zebra.

The message to the Zebras...this is the beginning of many troubles to come for you until you change the kit.
posted: 10:34 pm
Eintlek wat is julle probleem julle het gewen nou wat is die storie?
posted: 10:35 pm
Well deserved victory by bugs. I must say, considering how the two side played against Spurs, this match was the most boring for the so called derby.

As usual, Manyisa was outstanding.Hope Pitso is watching, he is way better than KG. Win or loose, Khosi for life.
posted: 10:35 pm

Lolest..!! dats a gud 1.
posted: 10:36 pm
piano n shoe shine!!music plz!hit me...da games hv officially began
posted: 10:36 pm
Hey Evil Zebra Forces fill in the missing words here,,,

Tsipa tse ntsho.......................?

Shaya tse ntsho...................?

Tobetsa tse ntsho...................??cumon Zebras u can do better than tht,,,,i need to here u moes,,

Tsipa tse ntsho......................?eish i can only hear a handful angry Zebras with dislocated voices saying Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipa,,,,,,,,good boys my girls,,,,,

Ichuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu wanthungela,,,,,
posted: 10:39 pm
Le tla dula le bua dipuo le sa fetse phela le thotse goal ela ka Modimo nthuse man vela leya phapha..
The Ghost
posted: 10:39 pm
I agree with Tholly.Ba.Thate this is something we expected, winning has become routine, but of course I must say UP THE BUCS. Chiefs? What Chiefs? They are just yesterday's news ... they do their best playing in the papers.
posted: 10:39 pm
a nyile makhosikazi. Bucs rocks! Dat was just a practice for bucs. Majoro is a cow, moooo mooooooo
posted: 10:40 pm

We are not unhappy, we love this Khosi team n guess wht we will bounce back in style. We have already beaten spurs so this is your second chance to win against them
posted: 10:43 pm
Pirates played it tight, well done.

I guess the Zebras were sent back packing to Naturena National Park
posted: 10:45 pm
Khune(mmadibono)&Jessica r d same they cn't close their legs
posted: 10:45 pm
The star is born Oupa "Ace" Manyisa.
posted: 10:46 pm
@ maphuthi

Correction... De zebraz were boring Pirates played some nice football they never panicd they even passed the ball amongst themsevles in their own 18yard area without any reply from the zebras.

That being said Bafana ba style r coming 4 all of you.

Le Sandawana!
posted: 10:47 pm
dear bucs family! Lets go out in numbers to support our champions dis saterday. Dear makhosikazi! Go back n win da game on media. Da bucs ship is cruzing at 1000km p/h
posted: 10:48 pm
yerrrrrrrrrr chiefs dished out football thats uglier than khozas toothless smile!!!!!!
posted: 10:50 pm
Where was that zebra called Musona.
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