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Katlego Mashego of Free State Stars (red) battles with Thabo Matlaba of Orlando Pirates

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Buccaneers' cup run comes to and end

Posted: 24 March 2012 Time: 20:33

Free State Stars have stunned defending champions Orlando Pirates with a 2-1 Nedbank Cup second round victory at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

Stars thought they had the victory in the bag in ordinary time when Edward Manqele netted a brilliant goal, but Daine Klate equalised with a free-kick six minutes into injury-time.

But Paulus Masehe headed home from a corner in extra-time to break the hearts of his former side and send Ea Lla Koto through.

It brings to an end a run of 10 Cup matches without defeat for Pirates, who last lost in the final of the 2010 Telkom Knockout to Kaizer Chiefs.

After an emotionally draining week in which they defeated Soweto rivals Chiefs and kept League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to a 0-0 draw, the Buccaneers players looked tired in a game that Stars deserved to win.

Indeed, Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs was forced to make a number of fine saves to keep his side in the contest as Stars produced arguably their best performance of the season.

Stars were ahead on 69 minutes when new Bafana Bafana cap Manqele produced a magnificent finish with a neat lob over Josephs to confirm his status as a rising star of the local game.

It looked as though the visitors would hold on until Pirates won a free-kick in the 96th-minute of the game and Klate produced a powerful finish that left Kennedy Mweene in the Stars goal leaden-footed.

Penalties looked a distinct possibility as both sides ran out of steam in extra-time, until Masehe got to a corner ahead of Josephs in the 114th-mianute and headed home for a famous Stars win.

Previous comments on this story...

mosetlhi
posted: 08:49 pm
Segolela now Manqele is a problem.Bolaya Stars Bolaya!!
Nipsy
posted: 08:50 pm
Ever since Palace took over orphans they always loose the battle in midfield. Agaisnt Angola ametures, Santos, Chiefs and Tuckshop. At one stage I thought is was gonna be another 3-mabone today.
Anonymous
posted: 08:50 pm
Sekunjalo, all the rats have been silinced. What a peaceful night ahead of us.
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 pm
overated idiots...shapa khompela shapa!!!kwakwakwa!hahahaha!hihihihihihih..kwa kwa kwa kekekekek kikikikiki
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 pm
Did u guys notice Mahamutsa pointing at Benni after the second goal was scored ?
Nipsy
posted: 08:52 pm
Palace should be suspended and Lilian should take over, what do say orphans?
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 08:54 pm
Move this to the front page. Mxm.
Anonymous
posted: 08:55 pm
Sbonelo "nyanga" Madela wabatshela ukuthi ngeke bawine lutho uma bengamkhokheli imali yakhe so obvious Dr Cowza must pay dis man his money ukuze aphinde awine ama-games.Eish sorry bhakabhaka try next seasons maybe muti man will help u.
Anonymous
posted: 08:56 pm
Hade Mabhakabhaka, it's just that it had to end somewhere.......now back to another draught. Ayeye!

Dawana's, our celebrations are due tomorrow, let's not rub salt in.....as yet.

Downs'elona to take over, from The ChloorCamp! Lol..
Anonymous
posted: 08:57 pm
Palacios must go Monday we want new Coach, Jomo Sono he will lead us straight to relegations as we like cos Leal n Krol r not right they make to win the Cups n we r not used to that only Chiefs used to win Cups we want Jomo Sono from monday Up The Bucs
Anonymous
posted: 08:58 pm
The 10 years trophyless streak has started, one by one, the trophies are making their way out of the unusual cabinet they surprisingly found themselves!!!
Ntlakuso
posted: 08:58 pm
LOL. Chiefs doesnt need to do what Pirates did in one year. We will collect all those trophies in due course. What a load a crock. Whats the point of collecting 10 trophies in one year, and then going through a terrible drought for the next 10 years, while your nemesis collect twice that number in that 10 years?
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 pm
Gege
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 pm
kazi likhalaphi leliroto elizibiza uking
Anonymous
posted: 09:01 pm
So many tears of your former coaches[mutombo,papic and krol] won't make a blessing in a team.The name Omakhanjalo must be back by popular demand eish kunzima ukulandela iqembu elinje
Anonymous
posted: 09:02 pm
JIMMY TAU RESIGNED AS CAPTAIN AFTER REALISING THERE IS NOTHING TO LIFT EXCEPT FOR MACUFE
rayandrew
posted: 09:02 pm
now fire jrjrjrjr palacios immediately. change training venue, look for new sponsor! c
rayandrew
posted: 09:02 pm
now fire jrjrjrjr palacios immediately. change training venue, look for new sponsor! c
rayandrew
posted: 09:03 pm
now fire jrjrjrjr palacios immediately. change training venue, look for new sponsor! c
Loction
posted: 09:04 pm
If it was not 4Joseph we were going to get mor than 2 goals in this game, it goes to show that without Jali we are nothing, I think Ff stars it's a team 4 Kompela, I think he won't sucsid in one of the big teams.
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