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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: 03:23 pm
Pirates is the best,klate benni chansa is the engineers of the bucs glory
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
lolo, u son of a b#tch. U talk nonsense. I pierats is supported by amanzegolo anjengawe nje. Malebamanzana.
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 08:08 pm
DID YOU KNOW? Pirates are now Defending Champs of all the Cups in the PSL..... Football was Mastered at the University of Orlando
Manelo
posted: 08:05 am
MaBucs my birthday was very good I celebrated it with a trophy and the score I predicted so I couldn't ask for more.I hope this coach can learn from Moloi and does as he advice hobane eena hana tsebo ea bolo hohang so if he can modivate players so let him do so and allow Moloi to set the team to play and the substitions,because he can see when he listen to him we win
JaliManyisa
posted: 08:33 am
THE CHAMP IS HERE
THE CHAMP IS HERE

O X ONGA SOLVEKE
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 am
The Buccaneers made me proud. Seasons ago we were rated as underdogs but look now, we scooped nearly every title coming our way. "am once a pirate nd will always be a pirate"
Champ-Bones
posted: 09:02 am
We won 4-0 simply coz Myeni will be our player in January.
Anonymous
posted: 09:20 am
U rock Pirates & will always be yo supporter.Kafue,Zambia.
RichardSi
posted: 01:01 pm
Loction: 2011-12-10 22:39 [ Report ]
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.

Thank God you are not a Kaizer Chiefs's fan....Idiots like you are not needed. Maybe you need to be reminded that the last time won the Telkom Cup in 2010 pierats were the victims. The fact that you cannot help yourself but comment about Chiefs even though you were playing Wits seem to confirm what you do not to accept: That Chiefs are simply the best nevermind the dry spell, it is only tempoarary!

RichardSi
posted: 01:04 pm
Loction: 2011-12-10 22:39 [ Report ]
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.

Thank God you are not a Kaizer Chiefs's fan....Idiots like you are not needed. Maybe you need to be reminded that the last time Chiefs won the Telkom Cup in 2010 pierats were the victims. The fact that you cannot help yourself but comment about Chiefs even though you were playing Wits seem to confirm what you do not to accept: That Chiefs are simply the best nevermind the dry spell, it is only tempoarary! You were playing Wits in the final and not Chiefs......!



RichardSi
posted: 01:09 pm
Loction: 2011-12-10 22:39 [ Report ]
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.

Thank God you are not a Kaizer Chiefs's fan....Idiots like you are not needed. Maybe you need to be reminded that the last time Chiefs won the Telkom Cup in 2010 pierats were the victims. The fact that you cannot help yourself but comment about Chiefs even though you were playing Wits seem to confirm what you do not to accept: That Chiefs are simply the best nevermind the dry spell, it is only tempoarary!

So just shut up and enjoy the momment because your team won a cup. And for that we congratulate the Buccaneers.....But life goes on : Win or Loose ...Chiefs are my favourite team........


cbd-oa-lebhakaniya-nge-gold-star!
posted: 01:59 pm
Hey all you Bucanneers out there...

Let us take a vote...

All those who vote in favour of renaming the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to Orlando Pirates Soccer League (OPSL)...

Please raise your hand...

(I have already raised my two hands!)
Anonymous
posted: 02:43 pm
"Simply The Best" I suggest only people who understand soccer should comment on this blog, not every Tom, Dick & Harry who does not have a clue about the sport.Soccer is fun and should not be taken too personal..When The Ghost is in Town, people Perish.
Anonymous
posted: 02:45 pm
"Simply The Best" I suggest only people who understand soccer should comment on this blog, not every Tom, Dick & Harry who does not have a clue about the sport.Soccer is fun and should not be taken too personal..When The Ghost is in Town, people Perish.
Loction
posted: 03:48 pm
@RichdSI : B4 I respond to yr comment, I mention 3 kinds of supporters women, children & gays, which one are u?
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