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Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs to win the MTN8 Cup Final

Posted: 10 September 2011 Time: 22:41

Orlando Pirates retained their MTN8 title after defeating arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 after extra time in the final at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Oupa Manyisa was once again the hero for the Buccaneers, scoring early in the second half of extra time in a match that saw few goal scoring opportunities created.

Pirates have now won four of the last five trophies on offer and this victory over Amakhosi is their first over their arch rivals in a cup final since 1988.

Goal mouth action was pretty rare in the first half of regulation time, with the teams more or less cancelling each other out in the middle of the park. Chiefs’ Tinashe Nengomasha was perhaps the most prominent player, bossing the midfield battle against Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa.

Yet a half in which a defensive midfielder is the best player tells its own story: fluent attacking play was hard to come by and neither team was able to create any meaningful chances.

Strikers Ndumiso Mabena and Lehlohonolo Majoro each had headed attempts in the first half for Pirates and Chiefs respectively, but neither troubled the goalkeepers.

The second half was far more entertaining and it was the Buccaneers who took charge of the game, dominating possession and forcing Chiefs onto the back foot.

Defender Siyabonga Sangweni had two free headers which he should have scored from – one he put over the target, and the other forced Itumeleng Khune into a fine save.

Amakhosi rarely threatened after the break, but substitute Sthembiso Ngcobo twice came close to breaking the deadlock, forcing Moeneeb Josephs into a good save with a low shot before glancing a header just wide of the near post.

As the clock ticked into injury time at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, controversy struck. Bongani Ndulula headed home what appeared to be a winner for Pirates, but referee Victor Hlungwani adjudged the young striker to have pushed Dominic Isaacs in the back – a decision that appeared harsh on television replays.

Extra time followed a similar pattern to the 90 minutes before, but finally, on 107 minutes, Pirates broke the deadlock. Oupa Manyisa – who scored a long range screamer in the second leg of the semifinal against Mamelodi Sundowns – again struck from long range.

The midfielder’s effort skidded off the turf and burst past the arms of Khune, who would have seen the ball late but still should have kept the shot out of his net.

The goal proved decisive, with Chiefs simply unable to summon enough reserves to bring themselves back into the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:18 pm
Oupa Manyisa... Rise khosi rise kuphi khona???? Maybe 2080. Yhooo kumnandi eOrlando
Anonymous
posted: 11:19 pm
hey u chiefs fans let me remind u again CALABOCA BOCA DE PELO in brazil !!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:20 pm
Manyisa da heart breaker! We won da game on regulation time but once again da referee thought otherwise. Up the Bucs!
Njabzah Zuma (4-OPFC)
posted: 11:20 pm
Was that a pre-season game? Manyisa is a top dog a class. Spider Madala is the reason why Bafana lost. UP THE BUCS!
Anonymous
posted: 11:21 pm
Congratulation orlando pirates u derseve it. I think chiefs lost it from the bench. why shaba and majoro were taken off. was dladla and parker at their best and derseve to finish the game? I dont see vv stoping pirates because he dont have plan B. come sartuday it is going to be a draw.
Anonymous
posted: 11:23 pm
majoro and parker= waste of money. Ngcobo is even more useless so is Kaizer jr.
Anonymous
posted: 11:23 pm
congra bhakashushu, le ska lebala league games ha dina extra time, nd other psl teams ba testa goal keepers, not like this zebras, oupa manyesa has an eye for goal we cant take it away mara the game was daal, these players are downgrading the soweto derby with their display, if im paranoid bafana bafana cant perfom away, tomorrow bokke go bokke, after all ka wekeend re supporta team tsa rona gare ga beke re busy re phanda go ba le something the best team which want it more won.
Anonymous
posted: 11:23 pm
Is Oupa's goal still a fluke? Two goals in a row against the so called big teams.
Anonymous
posted: 11:24 pm
What happened 2 our Mzansi's finest when Manyisa shoot from range?nywe nywe Manyisa will end 2 Sandilands 2 scored a lucky goal not on Khune.HE he he heeeeh kodwa kayihlekisi lendaba icoba amathambo.
Sweyts',)
posted: 11:25 pm
Big ups to Leal for giving credit where it's due, Ruud Krol.

As for the technically and otherwise bankrupt Vladipoier, he's adding no value at all....Inkomo ye coach nje.
Anonymous
posted: 11:25 pm
Dnt eva n eva rmind pirates abt dat 3 0 if u ar going 2ply dem madala vv aaabashweee
Anonymous
posted: 11:27 pm
thot i was watchin last weeks highlights wen manyisa scored that goal. FACT PIRATES YA SHAPA
Anonymous
posted: 11:27 pm
how about we start calling manyisa Heartbreaker,wat do u say mabhakaniya
Anonymous
posted: 11:27 pm
Rudzani where r u nw cz I tld u dat u mst comment aftr de game mara I ddnt c ur comments plz man put ur words.. De referees r against de best team in Africa once a pirates always a pirates
Anonymous
posted: 11:28 pm
He he he we'll win all tropies these season he he he he kuphi khona lafika iBhakaniya.....where is BETA I told u Pirates is the most orgainised team in the PSL.
Anonymous
posted: 11:28 pm
VV must go no comment on that. We want to win & beat Pirates this season. Must leave before the PSL GAME WITH Pirates vs Cheifs. No final worning this time. Am sick & tired of him beaten by 1 club (pirater) in 1 season. Hay cha. This disgusting mi 3 times. Yhoh ulihlazo
Anonymous
posted: 11:28 pm
I dnt c any logic in givin these referees medals especially ds Hlingwane hw cn a premiership ref blow 4 a foul where there is none yet at d end he collects a medal, 4 what nxa sies Hlungwane,Gqubule nd Damon.
Anonymous
posted: 11:29 pm
As 4 da chips we ate dem all bcos dey talk 2much. We outplay dem thrughout da gme nd we came up tops. Bucselona 4 life.
Anonymous
posted: 11:31 pm
You don't rob OPFC of a legitimate goal because they will kill you. Tlou was denied against flops and he scored the winner. Ndulula was denied but OPFC ended up on the winning side even with the help of referee.
bazookanc
posted: 11:31 pm
Wow wat is this now all those bragging of last season's goals helped dem zilch this tym around we showed dem who is boss. Ace scored to brilliant goals against two Bafana keepers Hell this boy is gud Coach Pitso do not make as if u do not knw it nxt tym.
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