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Charles Mopeli
28/09/2011 19:30

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Free State Stars steal a last-minute goal against Orlando Pirates

Posted: 28 September 2011 Time: 21:30

Noah Chivuta scored at the death to hand Free State Stars their first win over Orlando Pirates in over a decade on Wednesday.

Ea Lla Koto had last beaten the Buccaneers in 1998/99 – also by a 1-0 score line – until Chivuta struck in injury time to hand the Free State side a narrow but deserved victory.

It is Pirates' third loss in the Premiership this season and although there is still a long way to go in the championship race, their hopes of defending the title already look under threat.

The hosts could have opened the scoring in just the fourth minute, but full-back Rudiger Gilbert scooped his shot over the crossbar.

Pirates also had early shots at goal through Andile Jali and Ruben Cloete, but both were comfortably handled by Stars keeper Kennedy Mweene.

Midway through the first half Pirates created a good opportunity to open the scoring through midfielder Oupa Manyisa, but he put his headed effort over the target.

Both teams struggled to create further chances and it was no surprise that the half-time score was 0-0.

The second half continued in much the same vein, but as the clock wound down it was the home team who gained the ascendancy and began to turn the screw on the visitors.

With just over 10 minutes to play, Stars very nearly broke the deadlock, as Brown got a shot on target only to see it cleared away from danger by Happy Jele.

The hosts continued to look the likelier scorers as full time neared, with striker Boitumelo Sekgobela shooting just wide of the near post on 84 minutes.

In injury time Ea Lla Koto were finally rewarded for their persistence, with Chivuta scoring direct from a free-kick to hand them a famous victory.

Previous comments on this story...

The Ghost
posted: 10:03 am
@ tzozzo, no wonder why people say batho ba ko botswana are lazy and backward cowards, and all they are good at is being vulgar like vermin ... I suppose you are the reason why.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:07 am
Hola Mabukubuku (oops Mabakabaka)....can someone pls tell me what you guys mean when you say Mabena is not Pirates material ?

We heard this before with Ouma (Oops Oupa) Manyisa. Remember how you guys used to hate him ?
posted: 10:07 am
.dis old team dat won the triple after a decade and started to behave like a child leaking his first 3 rand ice cream. Pirates fans neva had a problem at loosing as long as they play gud soccer it waz ok for them. So what de fuss now. By de way pierats will always cum second to downs when it cum to displaying beautiful diski in dis country and dat will neva change

Death by yellow
Jam Jam
posted: 10:26 am
Guys, please stop blaming Leal for fielding Ndumiso Mabena.

Mabena (Mbuduma) has scored only 2 goals in the league so far. But his 2 goals helped Bucs to collect 6 points.
posted: 10:29 am
@Wisani i think you mean manyisa my man. He wasn't there. I just hope our praises haven't weren't to his head. Jali played he's heart out but in our half. Last season these two players were more offensive, how many goals did they creat and this season they are just like defenders.
kwela-kwela madondo
posted: 10:37 am
tzozo or mosono! u are bitter u motherfucker, mmago nnyo...u want to tell me u don't support any team in the epl or la liga? tsamaya o ye go gora sebono sa mmago may be your anger will disappear o marete!
posted: 11:05 am
Tatanic is slowly sinking.I wonder who will win the league bcos induku iyasha left and right emakilabhini.
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 11:43 am
@KING and his crew

i laugh but i don't want to laugh, u understand what i mean....


Football 101 is a course @ orlando pieraids tavern
Football 101 was mastered @ orlando pieraids tavern
Football 101 is a corpse @ orlando pieraids tavern
posted: 12:08 pm
easy on the couch guys, just wait for another Manyisa magic after 6 or 7 games
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 12:53 pm
kwela-kwela madondo: 2011-09-29 10:37 [ Report ]

tzozo or mosono! u are bitter u mother****er, mmago nnyo...u want to tell me u don't support any team in the epl or la liga? tsamaya o ye go gora sebono sa mmago may be your anger will disappear o marete!


Hey wena jou ma se poes ! Masepa mmago. I have no time for stupid people from bantustans hoor. Marete a papago.
posted: 04:02 pm
@ Tzozo & kwela-kwela madondo...
Easy guys...ds is beautiful game!Asseblif kan jy exclude jou parents from jou fight...be a sportman with big heart.Stop insultin parents...le gogile motokwane ne banna?Lea peka...?Stop ds crap on ds blog...
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