2 - 1
Orlando Stadium
12/05/2012 15:00

Related News

Related Club News

Orlando Pirates fight back to beat Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 12 May 2012 Time: 16:44

Orlando Pirates are just 90 minutes away from a second successive League title after beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

The Buccaneers retained their two-point advantage at the top of the standings over Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows, but they had to dig deep to do so, scoring two late goals to recover from an early deficit that threatened to spoil their hopes.

Celtic opened the scoring early on through Letladi Madubanya and held the lead for almost 70 minutes until Thulasizwe Mbuyane levelled. Five minutes later, Siyabonga Sangweni scored the winner.

Pirates started promisingly, but it was Celtic who scored an early goal. With virtually their first attack, the visitors got a free-kick on the right flank which saw Madubanya head his side into a fourth-minute lead from Clifford Mulenga’s delivery.

The goal stunned the home crowd and set the tone for the rest of the first half, with Pirates dominating possession but often looking vulnerable at the back whenever Phunya Sele Sele pushed numbers forward on a counter-attack.

Bucs bossed the midfield and moved the ball swiftly out to the flanks, but too often their final pass, cross or shot was simply lacking in the quality needed to prise open a determined Celtic defence.

Pirates failed to create a single clear scoring opportunity in the first 45 minutes, with their only notable efforts being long-range shots from the likes of Isaac Chansa and Andile Jali that failed to trouble goalkeeper Thabani Stemmer.

The match continued in much the same way in the second half until the 73rd minute when substitutes Ndumiso Mabena and Mbuyane combined – the former crossed from the left flank for the latter, who headed back across goal to beat Stemmer’s right hand and make it 1-1.

Five minutes later the hosts surged into the lead with a second goal that was remarkably similar to the first: this time Klate crossed from the left and Siyabonga Sangweni squeezed his header past Stemmer to make it 2-1.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:39 pm
Oh I thought Sweyts would still be telling us his Chokers FC are still in contention to tell us how they prepare to celebrate the championship in Tshwane.
Anonymous
posted: 05:41 pm
R they still geting ama bonase from ntate motsepe or nt jst usking
Tourage
posted: 05:43 pm
Oooh attack like NATO collapse like Jomo Cosmos,,,,,,,,dats all chokers who talked too much,,,,,,once and always,,,,,,Durban here come Second celebration after Telkom.........others can play pre season games its fine for them...
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 05:45 pm
Sweyts

hade jita...de can only be one champion, few pretenders, and folowers. ur team had a fantastic season, it jus dat dey couldnt touch de finish line. thanks for ur well wishes jita...ur a true sportman and u neva shy to comment when things go rong and again on de most difficult task of wishing ur rivals well

i hope u win de nedbank so as to accompany us to africa. it has always being like dis...yellow and black being de for one anada, pity, a trebble happened and de is anada one on de cards,lol

i hope ur very happy in ur personal life beside de kak sundowns does to u

holla brada man

de lyks of MAMODUBE, BRAZILLITO, DSKY, WONDER, MTHO4DOWNZ, MFANA WA STYLE, DE GAME...ur not alone jita n its in de name of de game...lets continue to push dis passion on dis forum cos without u...de forum is doomed

YELLOW U SHALL REMAIN(with nedbank)...BLACK I SHALL COLUR DE LIGUE TROPHY

HARDLUCK BUT DE GODS OF FUTBALL WILL SMILE UPON UR FACES ONE DAY...IT TOOK US TEN YEARS FOR DE GODS OF FOOTBALL TO NOTICE OUR SUFFERING

YELLOW MACHINE
Anonymous
posted: 05:45 pm
I am very saddened by Swallows win. I thought everything will be rapped up this weekend. I invite all zebras to go to Moses Mabhida stadium for more heartache.

Anonymous
posted: 05:46 pm
Palacious did very well today. His subs were spot on at the right tym. Now let's go and paint Mabhida stadium wid white,black and red ,go bucs go!!.
El Kampion
posted: 05:46 pm
Motsepe just threw the bonuses in JUKSKEI RIVER because the inteded receipients CHOKED

BUCS WITH BLACK AND WHITE DNA.........
Anonymous
posted: 05:50 pm
Keep pressure to Bucs like Swallows. I know tht Arrows might give it to Bucs on a silver plate, as we know tht it has been already negotiated in the bedroom. I will be happy with my Swallows as long as they win their last game, i will be satisfied. I does not matter whether Arrows give it away or not. I am satisfied with Swallows perfomance this season. Up the Birds. Why Pirates every last game of the season?
Gordon Slash
posted: 05:54 pm
The Happy People will always be happy....Ooola Mabakhabakha....Ooola Mabakhabakha.....Enjoy the win and our way towards the finish line.....And please don't harass or mock the loser,,, ba bogale fa ba jelwe....
Anonymous
posted: 05:59 pm
Can we all have a moment of silence for the chockers. Well done to soweto teams especially the mighty bucs. Bhakaniya waya waya.
Anonymous
posted: 05:59 pm
Chiefs and Pirates came from behind to win two goals from one, for a change I like it for Bucs and Zimbabwe, Up the Bucs, Chimbabwe will not win the league
Bagashushu
posted: 06:02 pm
Chokers will allways be Chokers! I asked earlier that what makes Sundowns the best team this season, was it because of goals??? The media and fans around SA where on about the Chokers been the best team of the season and had'nt won anything and Pirates had won two cups already. Anyway coming back to the matter at hand, next week Pirates should relax the league is in their hands, pleas guyz relax and put Tokelo a substitude second half. If u play like u played u r the champs, plaese guyz u the champions relax there is no presure on u what so ever, teams r chasing behind u not the ather way round!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:03 pm
Sweyts' I love Sir Niknaks' mhm lol
Anonymous
posted: 06:05 pm
Dem Treble Kings! Tl tl tl tl...
xakekile.com
posted: 06:06 pm
UP THE BUCS ONCE&ALWAYS!!
kgapane
posted: 06:07 pm
Well done Pirates.
Pray for us to win Nedbank Cup so that we can go together to AFRICA.
Maybe if we present AFRICA together one or both of us can win something.

Well done Pirates..........

Yellow Yellow................
Anonymous
posted: 06:09 pm
On da 19 May, others wil play an early pre-season games, while we fight 4 championships. We we said its a marathon they said dey hav 10 points game. We said they don't hav quality in der team and they said they hav a game in hand. We are they today? Preparing 4da next season. Bucs I luv u baby and mina nawe sofa se lahlane. Bucs 4 life!!
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 06:09 pm
I WONT CELEBRATE DIS GREAT WIN UNTIL SUMONE CUMS 4WAD AND APPLAUD DE POSITIVE DAT MABENA BROUGHT INTO DIS GAME WHEN DE SHIP WAS TORMRNTED BY DE HEAVY STORM OF MASOKALARA

ur very quick 2 judge dis dude(mabena)...each n evry time he touches de ball u wear a pair of binoculars...today de made a wonderful croos dat let to a great finish by jujuman dat brought us back into de game n yet no one of u cums 4wad and praize de guy...even if it could be dis once...i may be very satisfied


wher is CHAMP-MARAPO...yeah, wen mabena was introduced, moments later de was fire...not an angry fire lighting orlando stadium...a fire dat left our hearts warm

CHAMP-MARAPO
I nearly gave up blogging cos of ur attacks on mabena, dnt get me rong..playas mas be criticised constructively...not de called names u used to call mabena. im able to deal with dat if its an oposition fan but face dificult and hardship in dealing with it wen its a bucs fan...one of our own(fan) going against one our own(playa)


cum 4wad and apologise for ur behavior...anyone deseve to start on a clean slate

nzunga have one season in de ligue and already with a ligue medal...shaba n teko mas be jelous
Anonymous
posted: 06:10 pm
I told my fellow champs about giving Mabena a chance.

Ba kae balakaletsi? Others are out completely as I predicted that SSU 1 and them-useless 0.

Soweto rules though we'll take it officially as we don't want the last game to bore and be obvious.
xakekile.com
posted: 06:11 pm
NKOSI YAMM NDACHODA SUZA, HAIBOOOOOOO THIS TEAM ORLANDO PIRATES
Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of KickOff.com. Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to editor@kickoff.com.