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Orlando Pirates win the 2011 Telkom Knockout

Posted: 10 December 2011 Time: 22:06

Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits 3-1 to take the Telkom Knockout trophy in Durban on Saturday night.

In an entertaining match played at a rainy Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Bucs secured the trophy for the first time thanks to goals from Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Daine Klate and Isaac Chansa. Sifiso Myeni scored the Clever Boys’ consolation.

It was Pirates Telkom Knockout victory; although they have appeared in seven League Cup finals over the years, and this is their first win in that competition.

Bucs are the first team in PSL history to hold every PSL-sanctioned trophy at the same time.

Pirates got off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in just the third minute.

Klate was the architect of the goal, turning inside Lehlohonolo Maselelsa before unselfishly squaring for Mbuyane to score one of the easiest goals he will ever notch up in his career.

After the goal, Bucs were more than prepared to sit back and try to catch their opponents on the counter attack.

They should have gone 2-0 ahead in the 11th minute, when Ndumiso Mabena latched onto a great pass from Benni McCarthy, rounded the goalkeeper, but in an atrocious miss hit wide of goal.

McCarthy was a troubling figure for the Wits defence, and just over 10 minutes before the break he stole the ball off Sboniso Gumede to be faced with only Energy Murambadoro to beat, but from a tight angle he skewed his shot wide of the far post.

Klate also had a good effort as the half wound down, cracking a well-hit shot that forced Murambadoro into a sharp save.

Wits, despite shading ball possession, were not able to create many chances. Their best effort came in the 43rd minute with Sifiso Vilakazi's glancing a header narrowly wide of the far post from Patrick Phungwayo’s cross.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first until 65 minutes, when Wits captain Sifiso Myeni brought his side level at 1-1, firing a low shot through Josephs' legs.

But just seven minutes later Klate put Pirates back on the path to victory, cutting inside from the right before crashing home a low left-footed shot that beat Murambadoro at his near post.

On 83 minutes Bucs wrapped up the win when substitute Tlou Segolela set up Chansa to make it 3-1 win a sweet finish from close range.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
To be a bhakaniya is not by choice, but a calling!!! Dankie bhakaniya lam. Ibhakaniya lijabulile...
Loction
posted: 10:39 pm
If I was a Kaizer Chiefs fan realy I was not gona comment on this one, it's gona be a very big embarasment. Bt because their team is supported by women , gays and kids, one wl not be surprise 2 c swearing and childish comments.
Anonymous
posted: 10:39 pm
Can anyone tell me why is it so quite outside? Is it because people don't have money to party? Is it because people went to sleep with big hearts?

Until someone buys careers we'll win everything on offer from PSL not Macufe.

The funny part today is that it's not Wits that is most hurt but some people...why? I wish they die of heart related complications...they are useless.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 10:39 pm
I am disapoint coz i ws fully behind wits....nxa
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
Hake rata nka tsola, kabo ntsa lethabo! Bucs kicks asses! Commentators were very sad. William Shongwe le Cebo Manyapelo were crying. Shapa Buccaneer shapa!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
i am sure it's easy to hate Bucs but it is painful. Ha bashwe up the Bucs - the only team to hold all PSL titles at the same time
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Wz impressed by mccarthy`s touches. Wits played gud futbol bt lack of cup pedigree cost them the match- Up the bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
ngishilo ngathi as long as chimps fans supports wits we are going to moer them and we did. We hate that zebra ugly skipa. As long as it is visible to us zizonya izinja!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
Bhakajujuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!

Ngiyabonga mina!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
sucj it chimps fans suck it
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
How painful to hate Pirates these days, thaknx God I'm not in that camp. How nice it is to love Pirates these days, thanks God I'm in that camp.
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:46 pm
Hail the mighty Buccaneers! Yuuh!
Loction
posted: 10:47 pm
Imagine if Happy Jele was there!
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
i feel blessed, honour nd ver humbled 2 b a part of such an AMAZNG TEAM, its nt onli a team bt its a family! BUCANEER BY BIRTH, ONCE ND ALWAYZ!
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
I must state very categorically and without fear that what Bennie did to the young man, Chapman, is highly condoned and supported. The young must be taught a lesson that you don't do that to the club with rich history.

Bennie showed him the right thing. He must never do what he did again.

Thanks to Lucky for thanking the Chairman...no matter what the morons say, Lucky, even if it means you have to thank the Chairman million times...please do the honorable and just do that without fear.
Anonymous
posted: 10:50 pm
Please mazebraz next time when we tell you that we wl win this,that,& those,you must simple say yes.Now i boldly say we wl defend the lig successfuly and then we defend the Nedbank successfuly as well & i want to hear a big yes response from you.
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
Up the bucs.....thanks guys, you reall makes us happy, also a special thanks to Dr Khoza you are a great football administrator.....Up the bucs x20.
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 pm
Thank you Pirates,thank you everyone even the Zebras fans,thank you for making the Telkom excting!!!
I love my team.
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
Yes @ diehardbucs... Amabhakaniya ajabulile...
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
Pirates R The 1st Team In The Psl To Hold Every Pls Sanctioned Trophy At The Same Time.Wow
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