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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...

Anonymous
posted: 09:05 pm
From Monday my Team 2nd Star Pirates will be coached By Jomo Sono I bought Him out of Cosmos contract n He will take us to Moria n relagation I'm tired of being beaten by PSL teams n I want 2nd Star at Mvela
rayandrew
posted: 09:05 pm
what excuse can you conjure! diroto di jelwe! at least our streets will be quiet!
Anonymous
posted: 09:05 pm
nw trophies hv realised that it was hijacked nw they go 2 their places plz psl trophy u knw ur home that u visited 5 tyms
Nipsy
posted: 09:06 pm
Why Toothless likes people who has language problem so much? Lilian speaks suck my dick language, Palace is barking, cowtrain is speaking fanakalo. Something is wrong with toothless.
Anonymous
posted: 09:08 pm
Gr8!!! Well done FS Stars.
Anonymous
posted: 09:09 pm
LOL. Wonder wa Style, it's not a cabinet, they have none, they were actually locked in a prison cell, so says Gucci-man! LOL.
Anonymous
posted: 09:10 pm
He he he guys 2day is not April fool neh?
magebhula1937
posted: 09:10 pm
Congratulations to FS Stars they deserved it it looked like they were more hungrier than us.Those who say we are going back to a drought, I just want to remind them that Pirates have two cups in the back already and can repeat another treble.ONCE AND ALWAYS.....
Mseja
posted: 09:10 pm
The mighty has fallen . Its so quite outside today. Steve they say when a rat is down don't feed it ratex , make sure you kick it hard . Brown envelopes on the 96 minute almost influenced the game.
Anonymous
posted: 09:11 pm
Ref finished the game 1 minute before against the zebras and now ref added 5 minutes from no where and rats equalised. Same ref tried to side with Stars for not penalizing their players after tackling rats players from behind. What's going on here? Where is ref consistency? Downs e nka lig and nedbank.
Anonymous
posted: 09:12 pm
Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! the donkeys crashed out of the Nedbank cup. Pls return the cup to the PSL offices first thing tommorow morning. It never belonged to u donkeys anyway!
Mseja
posted: 09:13 pm
Just imagine a team firing two coaches in a space of a month. I put my head on the block.
Victoryman
posted: 09:13 pm
I warned that with this coach and assistant coach would not get anywhere... the Skids! Now all they wanted and enjoyed the output of LEAL cry! Palacios said FULLCONTROL hahahahah!!! Palacios commission with this technique as traitors and incompetent leaders vain sink the Bucs ... The punishment came on horseback! Now we can see who means to win
Anonymous
posted: 09:14 pm
We lost because of Njenje.I said it and i wl say it again,Njenje is not a coach.How can he not play Rantie?Rantie has been our match winner.He makes immidiate impact when he comes as a sub.Bester has been injured for a long time,surprisingly this coach prefared him from no where leaving Rantie?May be Njenje is too old to see common sence?Ntshumayelo has been playing below par but he keeps fielding him?Why play Benni 90 minutes?Recently i exposed him(Njenje)on this site after a draw with flops,but some of our fellow Bucs were breathing fire on me.Preor to Bester's injury,he was not even perfoming well and had no game time,but Njenje prefared him ahead of strikers like Rantie,Drogba etc etc?This is common sence Mabhakaniya.Why cant he see that Rantie is a super sub player?If we lose this lig,he must be fired from any post in the club including any junior post.I think he is too old to think.
Anonymous
posted: 09:15 pm
i hear zuma was at sonono' s place during de game. Not suprised by de result
Loction
posted: 09:15 pm
What has Tokelo done to Njenje, Bester came 4rom injury n strait in to the team ahead of him. There is nothin wrong with the team, only if Njenje stop his favoritism we can defend the league. But with him in in the helm I c disaster.


Anonymous
posted: 09:18 pm
TEKO AND KHUNE HAVE NEVER LIFTED A TROPHY BEFORE AND THEY WONT USE THE REMAINING ONES TO PRACTICE LET THEM THE O.R TAMBO AND MACUFE TOURNAMENTS
Anonymous
posted: 09:20 pm
Manqele You are Hero no matter wht dead people planed about you, still beat them.They have to thank Mazinyo (Josephs) ada wise you could have been scored 4 goals.Fs stars is real Baf Baf squad.I like the way they broke old rotten bones.Well done Bra Steve, plz help my team Baf Baf with advise.Pitso has nothing in that pumpkin head.
Anonymous
posted: 09:22 pm
BREAKING NEWS. I'm sitting here on top of the roof with Leal laughing our lungs out, hear this kwa kwa kwa kwa kwaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Loction
posted: 09:22 pm
Bcause of Njenje every Tom & Jeck blivs they can put one over us, the guy has got best player every coach dream of, but he can't use them to the benefit of the team.
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