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Andile Jali scores as Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 15 September 2012 Time: 17:12

Andile Jali scored the only goal of the game as Orlando Pirates ended their recent barren run with victory against Platinum Stars in Rustenburg.

Stars offered little and were stung by the early sending-off of Thabiso Semenya for deliberate handball.

The kick-off was delayed by 20 minutes while Pirates changed into their red away strip, having initially put on their home white kit that clashed with the socks of Stars.

And when the action did finally get under way, it was a cautious start from both sides.

The pivotal moment of the opening period came on 18 minutes when Semenya was shown a straight red as he blocked a through-ball with his arm.

Sifiso Myeni had a wonderful opportunity to give Bucs the lead when he found himself one-on-one with home Siyabonga Mpontshane, but the goalkeeper made a fine block.

Debutant Takesure Chinyama did not have the best of halves, putting a headed chance wide and then skying a shot from the edge of the area.

Pirates had the ball in the back of the net just seconds before the break, but Siyabonga Sangweni was adjudged to have been offside when replays showed that he was on.

Substitute Thulasizwe Mbuyane found himself free on goal just past the hour-mark, but could not beat Mpontshane with his low shot.

However, the goal did come with 20 minutes remaining. Pirates were awarded a penalty when Myeni’s cross struck Ntsikelelo Nyauza’s arm, leaving Jali to stroke home for their first goal in 450 minutes of football.

There were a few more chance towards the end of the match, but De Sa will be satisfied to emerge from his debut as Bucs coach with the three points.

Previous comments on this story...

Horikishna
posted: 05:41 pm
Everybody watched Kakaniya(PIRATES) vs Platinum Stars match live on SS4, they saw Roger Desa(basket ball coach) gave the referee a brown envlope in the dressing room. Mabuphele ubuqhetseba Dr. Khoza sies man.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:43 pm
There has been too much changes in this team and it wad nt neccessary since we won a treble. The likes of Myeni shuld start from the bench until he gains confidence. We cant afford to bench klate.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 05:46 pm
This was a worse game since the beggining of the season. Mayb because we have a new coach with new syriker partnership.
Champ Snakedotor
posted: 05:48 pm
Congra on your first victory in charge of OPFC De Sar. Not the best performance, the strikers need to be composed and clinical in their finnish.
kING OKWONKO IS BACK.
Ma Willy De Vinz
posted: 05:48 pm
Just gota c buccaneers, let's not rush bt take it izy guyz kuzolunga
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:49 pm
The biggest team in the land is playing tonight at Soccer City....there will be at least 30 000 Amakhosi supporters at stadium....the game promises more than one goal.......and no penalties.....beatiful football will be dished out.......

Takesure Chisanyama.....what a waste of a signing.....They said he was a star on YOUTUBE video clips...inkomo le......

Roger is useless...that starting 11?

Love and Peace..



MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 05:51 pm
DTC make some noise
tereble tripple champ@koffiekraal
posted: 05:51 pm
GUYS U MUST START TO B PATIENT NOW, AFTER FOUR GAMES NOT SCORING N TWO GAMES LOSING 3 TO 3, ROGER HAVING ONLY TWO TO THREE TRAINING SESSIONS, HE DOESN'T DESERVE THOSE SILLY COMMENTS. GIVE ROGER D BREAK.
Champ Snakedotor
posted: 05:52 pm
UP the BUCS
mm--____--mm
posted: 05:54 pm
Thank u MR REF 4 breaking this useless poes team's goalless spell ... Lol
deBuc
posted: 05:54 pm
I gas u nyefeni boy fnb will be full to de rafters
tereble tripple champ@koffiekraal
posted: 05:55 pm
IF EVER U PLAYED SOCCER, I GUESS IS NOT HARD TO REALISE THAT CHINYAMA IS A GOOD STRIKER. WATCH THIS SPACE.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 05:59 pm
We have a coach...! I like what I'm seeing from RDS....
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 06:11 pm
What can we say, if you are connected you always must get suspicious goal like this penalty.

Amakakaniya madoda ayofa ezilanda sis.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 06:14 pm
tereble tripple champ@koffiekraal

Definitely man, Chinyama is a top striker
Mzie06
posted: 06:15 pm
Smthng smells fishy la. Out of all playrz kube uMhlongo obange ipenalty. Iron duke's investment is definetly paying off. K4L
El Kampion
posted: 06:19 pm
Once again,this is a Marathon n what was needed was achieved...3 points

The Return of stolen panties continues,the league has started
DUDE RUMZA
posted: 06:20 pm
k c fans be carefully by talking as if you already won the game against leopards bcz any thing is possible especial k c is not consistency. is better bucs already had 3 points
Mzie06
posted: 06:21 pm
Lol, my BAD guys sengzwile kth umhlongo akyeno dali penarty. Ngicelu xolo mabhaka bhaka
RIVELE
posted: 06:21 pm
poor rats with with penulties...
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