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Match report: Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0

Posted: 25 September 2012 Time: 21:27

Ajax Cape Town, who have not beaten Orlando Pirates away since 2008, lost again on Tuesday evening.

Classy goals by Sifiso Myeni and Takesure Chinyama made coach Roger de Sa smile as Pirates took all the points off Ajax at Orlando Stadium.

De Sa started with Thulasizwe Mbuyane up front, supported by Myeni, Daine Klate and Tlou Segolela – three wingers in essence – which baffled commentators as to how they were going to line up.

But while Segolela was off form, Myeni – playing more through the middle – and Klate both fired and helped Bucs to the victory.

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Myeni's goal came in the 55th minute and was a great piece of individual skill followed by an excellent strike.

Chinyama's goal came on the back of him being booed by sections of the crowd, even though he had only come on as a second-half substitute.

The big Zimbabwean quickly shut the fans up though, when he turned sharply and powered in a left footed drive in the dying seconds of the game.

The opening half lacked quality with both sides giving the ball away too easily.

But while the home side dominated, Ajax restricted Pirates to shooting from distance and each time Sander Westerveld came out on top.

Bucs should have gone ahead after 22 minutes when Segolela got into space behind the left-back, but while he did very well to go around Westerveld, he was off balance when he shot and Nazeer Allie got back to clear off the line.

At the start of the second half Ajax coach Maarten Stekelenburg made a change, bringing Lebogang Manyama on for the ineffective Keagan Dolly.

The match started to open up and Ajax went close when Allie got in a first-time shot at goal, which Moeneeb Josephs did very well to keep out at his near post.

Then in the 55th minute, the home side struck through Myeni's fantastic goal.

And in the 62nd minute, Bucs nearly scored again when Ajax skipper Granwald Scott lost the ball in a dangerous area and allowed Myeni to steal it and run at goal, but the experienced Westerveld made the save.

A minute later Sangweni, already on a yellow card for an earlier foul on Khama Billiat, fouled him again and was very lucky not to be sent for an early shower.

Substitute Chinyama then put the final nail in the coffin when he turned on the edge of the danger area and powerfully drove a left-footed shot past Westerveld.

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Previous comments on this story...

Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 09:07 pm
Phefeni Boy

uthanda izinto zabantu (i-ligue ye Pirates) kabi mfana wam

sleep in a broken heart....tomoro can be a good-day 4 you...Selina may jus surprise you wth a striped Gold and Black Onorongo

you can keep the dried fruits...wat matters most is the underwears

today marks the return of stolen penties...Its Pirates in association wth Woolworths

Mosixty
posted: 09:10 pm
What's up with u kick off. Our comments r placed not in sequence. Why? I just posted a comment and u send it back ward as if it was posted around 21h00. This is bull shit
Shukela
posted: 09:11 pm
I tried calling 911 for my zebra bra...no ambulances are available...went to Bara got told that the beds are not available... Ngizomsaphi manje ngoba there are no beds available...mara pirates gives people stress..
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:14 pm
Soccer City will be full of Amakhosi supporters on Saturday at least 30 000 Chiefs supporters gauranteed.
Tonight's game had only 4532 supporters at home nogal.....what a shame for the DTC....you guys should be ashamed of yourself zinja.....all you know us to sit in front of the TV.....

What is PSL without Chiefs?
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 09:14 pm
What a game, those who are warming the top spot, better runaway coz we have arrived and we are kicking every dog in our way to the Treble.
Hola Myeni, u hav sent a loud clear message to Imigodoyi ka Bobby.
Let them bark while we are snatching a spot!
Rice Tastic
posted: 09:16 pm
Dankie Myessi!

Dankie Takesure!
Rice Tastic
posted: 09:18 pm
Dankie Myessi!!

Dankie Takesure!!
"The Special One"
posted: 09:18 pm
Sifiso MESSI....... What a player! Thank you Roger De Sa for giving him a free role and please keep it that way just like Barcelona when they let Messi do wonders! Up the bucs!
Masimbenja
posted: 09:18 pm
Where are Sunflower FC supporters? Marikana strike bankrupted you, you cant event buy airtime these days. Only Glamour boys and Tiger-boys (Rats) on this site.
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 09:20 pm

Anti-Zebra

hehehehehehe, champ, the Nazoorena Woolworths branch will feel the wrath of the champs in no time

wen they meet the DTC specialists, they are going to need ama-gold n black bullet proofs. Pirates playas are playing wth Rockets and its not good for stray monkeys....remeber we also hve Tico, dnt forget the rocket scientist himself (Manyisa), wat about BBM17 who molested sis Khune without protection in 23 minutes....wre the galaxy of stars

PLAYAS LEFT NAZOORENA TRAINING GROUND ANGRY TODAY....JOSTA 4GOT TO BRING THE PROMISED DRIED FRUIT

you can keep the dried fruits...wat matters most is the underwears

today marks the return of stolen penties...Its Pirates in association wth Woolworths
Rice Tastic
posted: 09:23 pm
Dankie Myessi!!

Dankie Takesure!!
Rice Tastic
posted: 09:24 pm
Dankie Myessi!!

Dankie Takesure!!
Masimbenja
posted: 09:28 pm
Siyabonga Sangweni you better pay the Mr Mfiki for not giving you a straigth red for 3 rough tackles.
"The Special One"
posted: 09:28 pm
Shshshshshsh...... Listen and read very carefully with understanding. I code "BUCS (OPFC) beat ajax ct with CLASSY GOALS" have you read this? Heeee, hauuuUUUUWENG...... Banna! ..Makesure Chisanyama! Up the bucs since i was born
Rice Tastic
posted: 09:28 pm
Dankie Myessi!

Dankie Takesure!
TheRedbat1937
posted: 09:28 pm
Itz on i'm saying itz on baba ddnt yu hear me at da zoo itz on let the games begin kuzonyiwa I am the new kid in da block nd the Ghosts are taking over.........we run dis strap mos.........I am the Redbat baba.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 09:30 pm
Keep on warming the top of the table for us...this is not skop-and-donner. We dominate the entire match, we dominate possession, we dominate shots at goal, we dominate complete passes. This is championship winning team. We are coming....we are coming....we are coming.
Chester missing
posted: 09:30 pm
Ha ha ha ha Chimpanzees can run but cannot hide..... let the race begin....
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 09:31 pm

Selina Dladla was seen at moroka polic station eye-shoping for ama-bullet proofs

this is after the treble my treble gang fired two warning shots in orlando

Police claim the woman in her late 90's was wearing a copiyet...while she was only on make-up...mubi ungathi she was born with a shortage of igazi and Yeye was the only person with her similar blood type

you can keep the dried fruits...wat matters most is the underwears

today marks the return of stolen penties...Its Pirates in association wth Woolworths
Loction
posted: 09:32 pm
Good game this will go a long way to build our confidence.
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