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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

LINE-UPS:

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...

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:01 am
Philimon: 2011-07-22 09:37 [ Report ]


Eh guys stop calling that team of yours ka lebitso la rona neh. Di Zebras di one fela and thats our Botswana national team! Thank You!!!!

@Philimon,

This is the albino fong kong Zebras, We know Botswana are real Zebras.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:04 am
After the match VV was asked what went wrong and he said:

We are in the middle of the preseason, our players are tired. He he he he he he!!!!! Tired before we even start the season. Abo Black leopard bozo zenzela Kwi Zebras. He he he he he!!!! Zebras are tired!!!
Sleek
posted: 10:09 am
Sorry Philemon. maybe you should contest the name on the pitch with Kaizer Chiefs and i doubt if you will win because Zebras resonates well with Kaizer Chips, no disrepect ment.
Big Dude
posted: 10:21 am
"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."

Was Masango trying to score an own goal, Mr Editor?


Anonymous
posted: 10:53 am
Good Morning Champs

It is indeed a beautiful Friday morning. I would like to plead with fellow champs to refrain from insulting the zebras, cup queens, cable thieves, kaizebells. It is enough now. It is difficult for them dealing with the fact that we are triple champions. Now we wallop them while we are practising while they are fully engaging in a pre season game. It is too much for them. On their behalf, I plead with you fellow champs and zebra-stew munchers to stop insulting them.

Lets focus on our team. What is happening with Mayambela?

Anonymous
posted: 11:56 am
what the f....ck a u talking about wena MotloKak u a tired of moering chiefs ,are u talking about the same Chiefs that moer yo team with 3-0 and 3-1 stop dreaming full
Khumza
posted: 12:26 pm
There is Love and Peace in the air and on the roads today..... Re shapile Braso yaba MPUNGA!!!
Zosha
posted: 01:14 pm
Kwa, kwa, kwa, kwa, kwa!! He, he, he, he, he!! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha, ha!!HAPPY PEOPLE!
@Ace
posted: 02:02 pm
MaBuccaneer a coach cannot be judge after 1 game. I have my own reservations about the coach. I think he is influenced by the less experienced Tebogo Moloi. Playing possession football is the good start but there are rules. First you cannot defend too deep (Our Middle fielders and defenders are not pressing high and hence the next point). 2nd you must press immediate after losing the ball to avoid a long ball (Our Attackers are not doing this quick enough). 3rd you need a skillful defensive middle fielder (with confidence on the ball- This is Jali) and offensive middle fielder(s)(I dont think Manyisa and Manyambela have the qualities) and an intelligent second striker(I dont see Klate or Juju playing this role) to benefit on counter attack. 4th because you don’t have a target man your no1 striker must be able to make diagonal runs to your flanks and must have a killer instinct inside the box (It will be to much to ask for Drogba - Ndulula). 5th at least one of your left back or right back must be able to attach and have a terrific first touch and a killer final pass(Maybe Jele but he lacks the final pass). Your two central defenders must be ball players (Sangweni and Lekgwathi are only good at wining the ball and kicking it away) and your goalkepeer must be excellent in organizing, anticipation and confident in passing (Senzo lacks anticipation and confidence).In my opinion the only player which fits this pattern is Jali. If we want to benefit from total football we need to have a 8 year plan coupled with development. The current approach I don’t see it becoming sustainable. One Champions league lose, either the coach will go or we will have to go back to Krol's style of play and that will be the disaster. But time will tell I may be proven wrong.
@Ace
posted: 02:06 pm
MaBuccaneer a coach cannot be judge after 1 game. I have my own reservations about the coach. I think he is influenced by the less experienced Tebogo Moloi. Playing possession football is the good start but there are rules. First you cannot defend too deep (Our Middle fielders and defenders are not pressing high and hence the next point). 2nd you must press immediate after losing the ball to avoid a long ball (Our Attackers are not doing this quick enough). 3rd you need a skillful defensive middle fielder (with confidence on the ball- This is Jali) and offensive middle fielder(s)(I dont think Manyisa and Manyambela have the qualities) and an intelligent second striker(I dont see Klate or Juju playing this role) to benefit on counter attack. 4th because you don’t have a target man your no1 striker must be able to make diagonal runs to your flanks and must have a killer instinct inside the box (It will be to much to ask for Drogba - Ndulula). 5th at least one of your left back or right back must be able to attach and have a terrific first touch and a killer final pass(Maybe Jele but he lacks the final pass). Your two central defenders must be ball players (Sangweni and Lekgwathi are only good at wining the ball and kicking it away) and your goalkepeer must be excellent in organizing, anticipation and confident in passing (Senzo lacks anticipation and confidence).In my opinion the only player which fits this pattern is Jali. If we want to benefit from total football we need to have a 8 year plan coupled with development. The current approach I don’t see it becoming sustainable. One Champions league lose, either the coach will go or we will have to go back to Krol's style of play and that will be a disaster. But time will tell I may be proven wrong.
Anonymous
posted: 04:23 pm
This boys r the best manyisa n jali and r the reason we killed the zebras
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