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Daine Klate and Happy Jele score for Orlando Pirates

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 21:20

Orlando Pirates closed the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to just one point following a comfortable 2-0 over Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening.

A stunner from Daine Klate in the opened the scoring, while a 53rd-minute header by Happy Jele secured the three points.

After a slow start to the match, Pirates were handed a 25th-minute free-kick and it was Klate who took control of the set-piece and curled the balls past a stranded Pavels Steinbos.

Shortly afterwards Ritus Krjauklis did well to clear away a Sifiso Myeni ball in the box, before Senzo Meyiwa confirmed why he received a recent call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad; pulling off an impressive one-handed save off a dangerous cross into the box.

Dillon Sheppard replaced Luyolo Mapolisa at the start of the second period, but it was Pirates who got the next goals when Jele was left unmarked at the back=post to head home Klate’s corner-kick.

Four minutes later in could have been 3-0 when Steinbos and Oupa Manyisa went one-on-one, but it was the shot-stopper who came out on top.

Meyiwa pulled off another great save to ensure Pirates collected all three points and finish the year just one point behind their arch-rivals.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:14 am
@tebotouch lol my bra I know u mean the exact opposite so ill take that as a compliment!!!have delightful festive season!!!
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 10:16 am
Born Khosi
posted: 09:02 am | Report

I never saw a team so happy after losing…

How I wish they can investigate all Orlando Arrows games…

We Rise…

I'm with you on this one Khosi... Arrows just went out for a loss in this game & no worries on whole team face, in actual fact Mnqithi and his team had smiles written all over their face. Anyway... who cares Rats are still chasing Amakhosi's shadow and still on the same song like a scratched cd.

RTG !!!
Champ Dee
posted: 10:22 am
There are 3 Useless teams in Mzantsi............. Golden Arrows is all 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With that said congratulations to Orlando Pirates for winning the match, El Kampion clearly we weren't watching the same game, I have never seen Pirates play good football ever since the season started, many times we confuse winning with Good football, Daine Klate Scored a beauty of a free kick, that was the only classy moment of the match, that match was a bore, and of course you would have more fans in Durban coz it's not every week Pirates play in Durban, we all know that Pirates fill the stadium last 2 matches of the season, they are celebrators not soccer fans!!
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 10:37 am
I disagree with you... Klate's best free kick was against Siwelele on a TKO, not taking anything away from this one but the Arrows keeper is good enough to play on a Vodacom league
posted: 10:45 am
MAMINZELAposted: 09:17 am  |  Report
Liesbeeckposted: 09:08 am | Report MAMINZELAposted: 08:51 am | Report Roger De Sa:Out of a possible 39 points he collected 30
Stuart Baxter:out of a possible 48 points he collected 35

.........................................................................................................................................................Baxter started the season with his team and did all the preseason planning,assessment,etc, meanwhile RDS didnt have that opportunity but had to come in when the team was down after being booted out of mtn8 and a string of poor league results and had to quickly hit the ground running.

When Roger took over:
Klate was low in confidence missing one on ones
Jali and Ace were below their usual selves
Matlaba's Finishing and final touch was horrible
Introduced Jele
Introduced Senzo
Mbesuma improved
our Defence is keeping clean sheets
Goals and Great Goals are an everyday thing

I'm very proud to be associated and affiliated with you MaBhakaniya.
Some of us are on this site to add some form of value...
Please Bafowethu asiyibhambe kanjalo

These last few months and coming weeks has been all about the transformation and revolution of South African Football.
Incase you didn't know I'm here to tell you that this is the beginning of the transformation and elevation of South African Football,starting with the teams,players,coaches,administrators,commentators,analysts and club owners in Mzansi.
I have heard Fikile Mbalula speak of implenting the necessary steps our football needs to progress further.
He was stating what we(including the likes of Nespray) have been talking about.

If you missed it take note of the following :

* The Soweto Derby had a broadcast that stretched to the likes of America,America is not really a footballing nation and there wasn't as much at stake for that game.
Have you wondered about what lengths some of your fellow South Africans have taken to ensure that the world takes note of our football and how it is being transformed
*Alot of people around the worls are watching us,I'm not only talking about the journos,coaches and players.
Some of you have been told indirectly about the people that like you(for example Feelo and Gucci you were told about the comedians that like you and that are reading your comments)
*During the derby there was a boy from St. Johns College that did the whole "soccer-ball giving to the teams playing"
This is the kind of involvement from schools that we were stating needs to happen.
We call ourselves a "soccer-loving nation" but by and large the schools don't support or recognize soccer as much as they do tennis,rugby and cricket.
* This tournament is the turning point for Mzansi football,this time around starting with the national team.
I'm certain that we are going to win this tournament.
Not because we have the best players in the world but because the advantage we have is that we know all the teams we will be up against and they are all settled.
We have the opportunity to catch them completely off-guard that is if we study them properly and play to our strengths.
NB : This is not a good time to be a cow in South Africa
* There has been over the few months a lot of improvemt in the nature of comments by soccer-enthusiasts and people are starting to behave accordingly.
* Just so you know not only the derby was being watched,but your comments are being read and a lot of the personalities that sparked this movement are being watched both on what they say here and what bappens in their personal lives.
* lastly bafowethu this spirit,consciousness and substance in your contributions will lead to a more effective society as a whole,it's a way of life that we are all going to benefit from in all aspects of the country.
* and yes even though these comments are about sport and soccer there are a lot of undertones that are trying to address our social ills,so-called identity crisis,the state of the nation and yes in the greater scheme of things we are fighting for the same purpose.
I want to see my national team doing well,I'm tired of my people being told from birth that they are not good-enough(no double meaning leave our supporter alone please)

We have what it takes and we will succeed,I believe in all the players that we all know are fit to lead the nation to success.
posted: 10:50 am
On behalf of the Buccaneers I'd like to thank all the people that were at the game last night,
Your conduct was amazing.

Our fans were encouraging the players even when they made mistakes,the crowd was jumping up and down with joy when we had a set-piece(corner and free-kick),the vibe was amazing in the stadium...
A lot of people bought alcohol,drank and managed to behave.
Our players and most of the Bucs Family stayed for thirty minutes to an hour after the game to appluad the team and the players were shaking hands of the supporters and actually engaging in discussions with the supporters.......

Last night was a bliss......
Ngiyabonga bantu bakithi niziphathe kahle izolo
posted: 10:57 am
The stadium was full because all the Pirates supporters are on holiday in Durban. Everyone goes there mos. As for comparing crowd support of games played by Chiefs there with games played by Pirates, ningathathi amachance. There was a good crowd yesterday and lets leave it at that without comparing because niyayimosha kanjalo. Chiefs has no equal in crowd support at Moses Mabhida and you will be a stupid Pirates supporter to argue with that. Why do Pirates always looking to compare itself to chiefs. A Dinosaures is a Dinoosaures...and Chiefs is a modern team. kuphelela lapho. Klaar finish nya!
East Rand
posted: 11:12 am
Grand sharp why do I smell a decomposing Zebra on this beatifully written article. Did they really think we would lose to a team that has since against The Mighty Bucs the days of Mutombo?

Up The Bucs until Khune proves that there are only 7000 Buccanneers
Bakaniya For Life
posted: 11:33 am
Up the Bucs......

Bhakaniya for Life.... let them haters speak...
posted: 03:22 pm
The Midfield Trio of Ntshumayelo, Manyisa and Jali is going to be very deadly these boys are something else defensively and going forward. The defense was literally on Holiday while these boys were playing their orchestra winning most balls in the middle. Both goals were score from set pieces which is Good because it means we make use of whatever is available. Jele usikhipha eJele as usuall.
posted: 06:54 pm
ARROWS should be ashamed of themselves...match-fixing at practice...even Manqoba was just sitting there uninterested...there was no SHANGE and no SMITH...where were they?......that ARROWS team was not the Arrows we know...they just did not want to score orthey were promised something not to
posted: 09:06 pm
Zebras u can run but cannot hide. We cummin..".........!!!
posted: 09:16 pm
I am so glad and excited that AMAKHOSI will remain on top of the league until the WORLD ENDS tomorrow....ha ha
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