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Match report: Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 20 February 2013 Time: 21:28

Orlando Pirates have kept the heat on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a fortunate 1-0 victory over third-placed Platinum Stars on Wednesday night.

Dikwena were unlucky on the night, bossing possession and hitting the upright twice, but were undone by a Daine Klate goal soon after half-time.

Stars might have been in front half an hour in when Thuso Phala played a perfect pass for Mogakolodi Ngele, and with just Senzo Meyiwa to beat the Botswana star hit the post. Patrick Malokase picked up the loose ball, but his effort was wide.

Pirates were ahead on 53 minutes, however, and it was a well-worked goal. Thandani Ntshumayelo dribbled his way into the penalty area and played a low ball across goal, which was side-footed in from a tight angle at the back post by Klate.

Thabo Matlaba and Vuyo Mere could both have seen red after a nasty scuffle soon afterwards, but got away with yellow cards.

Enocent Mkhabela almost found an equaliser for Stars, his header from a corner had goal written all over it, but Meyiwa had his hands raised already and was able to knock the ball to safety.

Stars had the lion’s share of possession in the closing stages as Pirates sat back and tried to catch them on the break, with Siphelele Mthembu striking the base of the post with a fine turn on the edge of the area in the final seconds of the match.

Previous comments on this story...

treble freedom in our life time
posted: 09:44 pm
nt da best of perfomances, bt i'l repeat mhlongo's words: "pirates needs it mor dan p.stars
T'zozo
posted: 09:44 pm
The heading would have been more apt if it read "muti wins it for Pirates". Chibuku played KAK as usual. Platinum Stars deserved to win the match, not a draw let alone lose it.

Sies Muti FC. Ke dimpya dilo tse.
k2-wa 5 skippas
posted: 09:44 pm
A win is a win but I thnk Masuku, bester n manyisa need 2 go, day no adding anything bt still get game time no no no!
Thulz DEEPSTAR D.T.C
posted: 09:46 pm
Where are the boo boys??
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 09:47 pm
NIDLALA AMASIMBA MAAN!
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 09:47 pm
only 1 thng i'm concerned of mabhakaniya...we play wel n score a wining goal(nd defend) we dnt go for a kill, we need da goal different at da end,and dts by scoring enaf, to me 1goal n 3points is nt enaf wen we r capable of scoring too many goals...#a proud bucs fan. Up da bucs
T'zozo
posted: 09:48 pm
Hey bana ba bomagosha ke lona. When are Chiefsvwheels coming off by the way ?
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 09:49 pm
DK7; Back to his old ways again. Hahahahahaha!

Boo boys can khonkotha all they want, we are fingering you right from behind. Itchuuuuu!!!!

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Up The Bucs...
T'zozo
posted: 09:49 pm
Brown envelopes and muti won the match. Platinum Stars were denied a clear penalty in injury time and you dogs pretend that it didn't happen. Sies !
obyjas
posted: 09:50 pm
Till when will we be subjected to such poor refereeing? Haai man!!!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:50 pm
#break that neck boi#
Matlaba epitomizes the qualifying criteria to play for The Dream Team... it really is tough to score against us... as also witnessed by how Jele exposed the uselessness of Bafana's starting right side attacking player...

The ability to dominate an Orlando Pirates player should be a criteria for selection for Bafana... if a player from The Dream Team can't be dominated by an opponent, there's no way the aforesaid opponent can beat the best players from other nations...
shantylino
posted: 09:51 pm
Wena Gcwabe,i pirates yizo kaka ngeyi 8,then u useless team will eat dat the following day,i promise you...n just go tell your uncle ,u've just seen the double treble champs beating da hell out of team dat made all zebras eat ####...
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 09:51 pm
Well done CM Punks of this world. Saw you were Choke Slamming Platinum Stars players the whole game. Some eve said before the game " By hook or crook " .
Thulz DEEPSTAR D.T.C
posted: 09:51 pm
Negative comments from zebras clear reveals that they are starting to panic...

I once said..'its a long journey.. we are competing.. do not begin the race if u dnt know where you are going'

UP the Bucs till boo boy realize that we have a game in hand and stop celebrating rubbish
Takesure RDS
posted: 09:53 pm
@gcwabe
cant u see the kaizer chiefs's article on home kickoff? or u just want our attention
T'zozo
posted: 09:55 pm
@CJB Ram Ass

Are you still struggling to live with the fact that there are 3 times more Chiefs players in BB than your USELESS Chibuku midgets ? The sooner you accept that reality the better for your health.

Chiefs have dominated BB since time immemorial under different coaches. It will remain like that until the end of time. Deal with it bloody son of a magosha.
Golden Champ Uncle779
posted: 09:57 pm
Chibuku fc playd kaak s usual, kip on scoring 1 goal n we'l score 3. K4L
T'zozo
posted: 09:57 pm
Eish Chibuku FC fans please listen here.

chiefs won 3-1 playing "away" hahahahahahahahahahah.......

Half of the starting line up didn't play when we won our match against FSS.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........can I hear a dagga smoker scream " Chiefs has no depth"
T\'blah
posted: 09:58 pm
Up de bucs
treble freedom in our life time
posted: 09:58 pm
no, let me rephrase "pirates wants it more dan any ada team in da pls
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