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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: 10:51 pm
ok pirates were d beta side 2day, we wl talk again on the 30th, losing our 1st game against pirates doesnt mean we r down nd out. Siya buya, rise khosi rise beta luck next tym.
posted: 10:55 pm
Maar did zebras think they have a chance against mighty Bucs?
posted: 10:57 pm
Zebras u have to undstnd this is not about the cup, we dont need it its plastic we just wanted to whooop ur asses and shut ur stinky mouth, this one is for the late ntate "MZION WA MA LION" rest in peace BHAKHANIYA we killed zebras for you
posted: 10:58 pm
Congrats maBhakanjunju for the win!

Amakhosi faithful abo Shu-doo's nabo All Psl Porridge should not despair, iyazwakala i-Black Label bafethu hade.
posted: 10:59 pm
Also my team sundowns won today beat mbabane swallows 1 - 0 in swaziland shapa downz shapaaa
posted: 11:01 pm
who are we kidding mara makhosi?!!!!!...Thers no way this useless team of ours will win the league especially wit kaak players like sweswe,zanu jambo,ritchie and even masangcow. Theres no point complaining becos bobby fatboy wont lose any sleep over this loss nor will he care about wat we have to say since its his ''team''. Instead of tryin by all means to sign morgan gould hes busy hopin the supporters backin will make kaak players like sweswe to peform;which is utter crap!.....
posted: 11:02 pm
Truth be told, Kaizer Chiefs doesnt have quality players, look at Masango, Lucky Khune, Jambo, Nale, Richiea, Ncanana,Songique, matle etc, these guys are not Kaizer Chiefs material...the Motaungs have lost it......
posted: 11:03 pm
Im sure my friends are gonna be supporting Tottenham Hotspur on saturday, bt i dont wanna mention names...
posted: 11:07 pm
sometimes i wish chiefs fans would rise up and speak out and not tolerate this kaak the way sundowns fans dont. Its high time we boycott chiefs until that fat lerete called bobby signs bo morgan gould from the fea hel make from musona and punch and get rid of that sweswe crap!.anyyway, Pielerete played supreme football and were simply better than us.
posted: 11:08 pm
Im proud of my team with 2days perfomance although chiefs won 3 - 1 bcz dy hv scord 3 goals b4 the match startd manyisa has 71 pases while yeye gt 55 n jali 67 n nengomaxa 3 n kc mst buy khune a net to put between his legs
posted: 11:09 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Saddam nd Machaka hv bin admitted in hospital due to heart failure. dey wil be many mor heart aches to cum. shapa Bucs
Nrb Baloyi
posted: 11:12 pm
Chieps were try to mess with the Champs. Now, they are all heart attacked.
posted: 11:13 pm
what are they going to say now?,anyway well done Bucs you shut there mouth,tough luck to kaizer zebra fc.
posted: 11:16 pm
I qoat 'We wil nw play spurs n play dn again in the finals' those are the words of vv
posted: 11:20 pm
Nsimbi Sangweni ws @ his Tsiping best!!!

Ace Manyisa ws @ his Tsiping best!!!!

Lion King Jali ws hvng a walk in da part while Tsiping dem hard!!!!

Evergreen Happy Jele ws @ his Tsiping best!!!

Cptn my Cptn Lekgwathi ws @ his Tsiping best!!!

Da Gautrain ws @ his Tsiping best!!!!

We are Le Galaxy, the Rulers of Mzansi Football!!! It is da Pirates Soccer League afta all!!!!

Tsipa!!!! Ichuuuu!!!
posted: 11:26 pm
Mthokozisi "dis year is my year" Yende ukhahlele lakabheke khona! Talk abt inkomo!

Da less said abt Mandla Masango Avaliwe da beta! Dt boy inkomo uyafana nje no Cloete kanye nalama clueless Sabc commentators wt deir snide comments lyk "Pirates is making 1 too many passes" etc etc...

Dey must learn dt if a team has 9 playas behind da ball all u cn do is pass it arnd!!!

Tsipa!... Ichuuuuu!!!
posted: 11:36 pm
QUESTION: wats really going on with chiefs i am telling u that fat boy bobby is messing with the derby coz it wont come as a suprise if pirates win every derby this season. I am a buccaneer bt i want 2 c daniels or gould at chiefs or both. Sign a proper left back musonda g.arrows. Re-inforce central middle field with khuboni n g.maluleka. Strikers fanteni n bacela. If this is nt done chiefs wont win anything especially now that the strongest teams PIRATES, SUNDOWNS n SUPERSPORT have added fire power 2 their already potent line up. I hate wat bobby is doing to the mighy kaizer chiefs. Pls my fellow buccaneers understand my fustration.
posted: 11:44 pm
argh again the domkop team did not feature Phenyo Mongala. Ay Khoza loan my best player to golden arrows please man..
posted: 11:47 pm
Great game from our team, we can improve from there.LLL is our weakest link, maybe Mahamutsa and or Johannes must replace him.Jali needs to keep his head level going forward amd Meyiwa still must work on his ball distribution. Leal has done well on his first Derby and that will earn him a good space in our hearts, he must keep it up there. Happy birthday to Japhet Borges our fitness trainer, Mickey Modisane and the other new guy i forgot his name.
This win is also dedicated to our fallend soldier Mzion Mofokeng, May peace be upon you as you rest eternally, once and always!
posted: 12:01 am
What a great job bucks never say never i wish them all the best in the next match
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