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Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates the three points

Posted: 10 August 2012 Time: 22:17

A goal in each half from substitutes Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates their first three points of the 2012/13 Premiership season as they beat Golden Arrows 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

In the 18th minute Arrows scored when Sifiso Myeni lost possession to Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni.

Khuboni then proceeded to drive forward and played Nkosinathi Ogle through on goal, but he saw his initial shot saved by Moeneeb Josephs.

The Buccaneers keeper, however, failed to hold the ball and Bongi Ntuli pounced on the rebound to score the first league goal of the season and give his side the lead from a couple of yards out, 1-0.

Pirates suffered a further set-back in the 24th minute when Ndumiso Mabena had to leave the field injured, suffering a hamstring injury and was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane.

Still, despite losing one of their attackers the Buccaneers continued to push forward in search of the equaliser, one they found in the dying seconds of the half.

Myeni delivered a quick in-swinging corner and Mbuyane met it with a powerful header from six-yards out to level matters before the break, 1-1.

The second 45 minutes saw Pirates come out a different side as the controlled the match from the restart.

But still, despite their dominance in the second half, they didn’t seem able to create any clear cut-chances on goal.

Instead the games third goal, which came in the 78th minute, was a spectacular long-range shot from another Pirates substitute.

A long ball forward was headed into Tlou Segolela’s path by Benni McCarthy, the substitute then let rip from 24-yards out and his shot almost burst the net as it found its way into the top left-had corner, 2-1.

Previous comments on this story...

Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 01:00 pm
Now they are praising Santa Claus Njenje, come december they will be singing a different song after the fighting of their Santa with Benny over the last remaining Ice & Sugar...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:05 pm
@Jika Majika

Sometimes it helpes to be objective sani......Myeni deep down he knows that he should have singed for Chiefs, his agent made a bad decision for him. The fat man does not like him and we know the fat man makes some decisions in that club.....Nkosi is good player and i hope plays this evening and silence his critics......I know you wont miss the game.
Procedure
posted: 01:53 pm
Good start for the season.But I stiil feel that Pirates need a proper striker to partner Benni McCarthy upfront.Now lets get ready to bring MTN for good to Mayfair.
Kubhekjd
posted: 04:26 pm
@ Phefeni boy
You got a nerve to brag about full stadiums.Firstly, full stadium does'nt win you games and if it was so your team should have won all the throphies on offer.Secondly Sfiso Myeni made a right choice by joining Pirates,if Khosi 4 Life did want that player why they didn't put a right offer?The problem with you guys is that you dwell on ancient victories of the 80's and family business owners are stingy.Many good players that Chiefs should have got chose to go to other clubs because those clubs put good offers on the table.If Chiefs can buy players they need not big names or one season wonders I think they can do much better.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:09 pm
@Khubhejk

I dont debate football with people like you.....you can follow me but i wont follow you.....you dont know anything about the political side of football.......you know nothing about Pirates.

Moses Mabhida stadium is the place to be this evening.....kuzonyiwa.
lesang
posted: 10:39 pm
3 Pionts is what matters most. Thanx BUCS
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