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Match report: Orlando Pirates held by AmaZulu

Posted: 28 October 2012 Time: 17:20

Defending champions Orlando Pirates had to make do with a point after drawing 0-0 with bottom-of-the-log AmaZulu on Sunday.

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Usuthu needed Philani Zikalala to make a few excellent saves, as Bucs generally dominated play and created the better scoring chances, but the Durban side deserved the point they picked up.

The first half saw little in the way of goalmouth action, with neither Zikalala nor Moeneeb Josephs called upon to make any kind of notable save.

Josephs had one nervy moment when a poor back-pass from Rooi Mahamutsa nearly allowed Ayanda Dlamini in, while Zikalala also had a bit of a walkabout from his posts, after which he needed to make a desperate challenge to make sure he was not caught out.

The defences definitely had the best of the first 45 minutes, with neither attack able to get out of second gear.

Pirates opted for a change at the start of the second half, sending on Tlou Segolela for the ineffectual Mpho Makola, and the quick winger spiced up their attack.

However, AmaZulu very nearly took the lead on 49 minutes when a Marc van Heerden free kick-hit caught Josephs by surprise and struck him on the head – luckily for the keeper the ball deflected over the top for a corner.

On 63 minutes Segolela aimed a curling shot for the top corner of the net, but Zikakala pulled off an excellent save to tip the ball over the top of the bar. Three minutes later Collins Mbesuma threatened with a quick turn and shot, but Van Heerden made a brave block.

With just over 10 minutes to play, Zikalala pulled off another fine save to keep out a well hit long-range effort from Oupa Manyisa that looked destined to ripple the back of the net as soon as it left the midfielder's right boot.

Pirates' best chance to win the game arrived in the 88th minute when Zikalala came off his line for a cross but did n0t claim it, with the ball falling kindly for Sifiso Myeni, but the winger spooned his effort over the crossbar.

AmaZulu very nearly stole the game against the run of play in injury time, when another free-kick from Van Heerden drew an excellent diving save from Josephs.

Previous comments on this story...

Egniz
posted: 05:42 pm
Dear MAKAKANIYA

Hebeee USUTHU Hebeeeee!!!!!!

Thanks for being "number 2 on the log" before the game starts

Regards USUTHU Hebeee!!!
KHOSI FOR LIFE
Mosixty
posted: 05:44 pm
If u can't beat a struggling team at home.......forget about the league........at Kaizer Chiefs we don't compromise when we play Amazulu
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 05:44 pm
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: 05:35 pm | Report

Faka i-safety belt ku driver Kaizer Manje
posted: 05:29 pm | Report
I will shout the question:

WHEN LAST DID GORILLAS WIN AT ORLANDO?

Good Evening to ya'll it was a nice footballing weekend. Tltltltltltltltltltl!
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It was our last game there against Ajax
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Ohk Bhakaniya i remember it was on the 25th of September and you won 2 - 0. Well i still think Orlando will be a happy hunting ground for visiting teams this season.

The reason is that your supporters are behaving as if they've been ruling the PSL for seasons. The passion of improving is gone. They just want to win every game without looking at the opposition.

Well played by Usuthu. Another factor maybe is the Jali factor. Maybe ke ngoma ya Pierats.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:46 pm
CJB Ramses IIIposted: 05:34 pm | Report
SIES.....!

I Said it.... Wits favouritism is going to bite us in the ass.... I said it that, that Masalesa boy has a lot to do for me....

Why play Makola....? A player that hasn't played in 3 months....!????

RDS..... Strike 2.... 3 strikes & you're out for me...!
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hehehehe now they are questioning Batman's team selection, Gorilla's mind changes like weather...
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 05:49 pm
No penalty = no win

Fact is Amazulu r bottom of the log nd the weakest team in the PSL @ da moment, dey went to Orlando nd got a point...

Amazulu must b dissapointed of only getting a point, where by most teams dat hv went to Orlando dis season hv come back with 3 points...hade Roger Palgrem u wer unlucky next tym baba!!

"If u don't score you don't win"- Johan Neeskens
T'zozo
posted: 05:49 pm
Ma Pirates le nyile. Sies ! Hahahahahahahahahahahahhaahah...........kwakwakwkakakaka...kikikkikikiki

Well done Amazulu.! What a way to shut up the assholes of these noisy bastards.
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 05:49 pm
If wishes were horses definitely beggars would ride.
El Sol
posted: 05:50 pm
The movement: 'we' pay tax, J Zuma takes 50G's on dat moola &gives it to SONONO, the ugly lady pass it to her father who puts it in a brown envelope & asks Jali to give it to the Ref, J15 goes AWOL and is seen in Matatiele wearing a new snupi dawg necklace while his fellow rats are busy firing blanks in a half Empty Orlando Stadium!. GOD IS 4 US ALL.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:52 pm
Kaizer Chiefs get rugby team

Cape Town - South African soccer giants, Kaizer Chiefs, have registered a rugby team for the upcoming Sevens Premier League (7sPL) tournament in George.

According to Rapport, Chiefs enrolled a team for the multi-million rand event last Wednesday after negotiations with promoter Willem Strauss proved successful.

The official announcement is only expected to be made on Monday, with former Springbok centre Gcobani Bobo set coach the Amakhosi team.

Another former Bok Breyton Paulse looks likely to captain the side, with active professional players and a few recently retired SA Sevens stars also set to be included.

The tournament takes place from December 14-15 and will feature all six South African Super Rugby franchises, as well as marquee names such as Shane Williams (Wales), Ben Gollings (England), Brent Russell (SA), Fabian Juries (SA) and Alafoti Fa'osiliva (Samoa).
Azania
posted: 05:52 pm
We are humbled. Not by comments from our noisy neighbours but by our poor play, which revolves more on individual effort rather than by team play. Sometimes, it is better to lose than to draw. Pirates should have committed more players upfront, try try not to lose the game.
Roger this: This coach has no mentality of winning. Same as Pitso, they believe in not losing the game. Ask Jomo Cosmos. They did not lose more than 20 games but they were relagated.
Roger that: the sooner he plays to win games the better, otherwise he would be gone before the season ends. Mxm.
This ladies team would struggle to win another star in Africa is it continues like this!
UP THE BUCS!
diva 4bucs
posted: 05:54 pm
UP THE BUCS WE STILL HAVE THE TKO TO PLAY ,I LUV PIRATES ,NO MATTER WHAT
Chester missing
posted: 05:54 pm
Its a marathon kaizer chimpanzees. We will loose some games and win some, the same as you chimpanzees. And you can't seriously rule us out of this race zebra donkeys. Any we are now looking forward to TKO of which we are sorry that you were knocked out early..
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 05:54 pm
That Sifiso Vilakazi is moemish, what was he hoping to accomplish by interfering with play during their set piece. Doesn't he no a definition of an offside. Intefering with play is one of the fundamentals of establishing an offside.

I thought our own Sifiso was not sharp, so was Mbesuma. Both they wasted some half chances either by making wrong decisions or pathetic shots inside the box.

Well, we were slightly unlucky but then, the referee sometimes made some mind boggling decisions, that Segolela decision tops the list.

Anyway champs, as a consolation, our next PSL sanctioned fixture will be at Free state when only 8 teams are still eligible to play.

G-Star
posted: 05:55 pm
@The Phefeni boy and to the other khosi nation on the site good evening guys, back what you just post Phefeni boy you are sport on khosi lam Kaizer Chiefs is not inside it is still on top on the league table asiphelimandla...... K4L
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 05:56 pm
Mosixtyposted: 05:44 pm
If u can't beat a struggling team at home.......forget about the league........at Kaizer Chiefs we don't compromise when we play Amazulu
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@Mosixty khosi

Same must b said 2 Amazulu if they fail 2 score against a struggling team nd take full 3 points they will b relegated come end of season
Mosixty
posted: 05:56 pm
5 minutes of optional time ......my foot.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:57 pm
They celebrated our draw to a very good MU as if Zodwa has risen from the dead. Hahahahahahhahahahaha..............shapaaaaaaaaaaa Mazulu shaaaaaaaaaapa.
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That's just very dis-tasteful, you dont make jokes about deceased people.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:59 pm
Prof_Makaveliposted: 05:56 pm | Report
Mosixtyposted: 05:44 pm
If u can't beat a struggling team at home.......forget about the league........at Kaizer Chiefs we don't compromise when we play Amazulu
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@Mosixty khosi

Same must b said 2 Amazulu if they fail 2 score against a struggling team nd take full 3 points they will b relegated come end of season
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Amazulu is weak, they can't just fail to score a single goal at Orlando slaughter house, home of 3 by 3s...
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 05:59 pm
Let's review their coming fixtures:

Celtics v/s Gorillas (Celtics are at home and they lost to Tuks at home and Gorillas are from a very mind disturbing draw against On-Form and Top of the table Amazulu)

Marikana F.C v/s Gorillas (For Marikana's sake hopefully Ramaphosa would have already given the testimony and we'll see "Rise Of The Miners 2")

Inzima le ndlela! Their wish is for December the 8th to be tomorrow. For us it is one game at a time.
diva 4bucs
posted: 06:01 pm
Orlando Pirates my team ,draw is better than nothing we are still well on cause to reclaim our title
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