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PSL match report: Kaizer Chiefs draw with Orlando Pirates in Soweto Derby

Posted: 9 March 2013 Time: 17:41

Senzo Meyiwa won man of the match as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates drew in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.

The match got off to a predictably scrappy start, with both teams taking a while to settle.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane was the first with a chance on goal, a long-range effort in the ninth minute that went well wide.

Both coaches were on their feet in the first 20 minutes, in an attempt to get their teams to calm the pace of the game down.

On 15 minutes Daine Klate took a free-kick from outside the box, which made it over the wall, but was easily gathered by Itumeleng Khune.

Bucs lost Thulasizwe Mbuyane on 20 minutes, after he injured his thigh in a tackle and was replaced by Tlou Segolela.

Siyabonga Sangweni had a chance on 23 minutes, after Segolela floated a corner in, but his strong headed effort at the back post went wide.

Shortly after, Segolela had a chance of his own, when he beat his man on a mazy cross-goal run, but he pushed his shot just wide.

Kingston Nkhatha was stretchered off the pitch on 26 minutes with a knock after a clash with Sangweni. ‘Shabba’ took the free-kick, but it was punched away by Senzo Meyiwa. Chiefs kept it in play, but could not work the ball into a dangerous area, and it was cleared.

Shortly after that Siboniso Gaxa had a foray into the area, but he was well covered by the Pirates defence, and Thabo Matlaba and Senzo Meyiwa combined to disposses him.

Tshabalala was next with a chance, and after running in on the wing he had a close-range shot, under pressure from Matlaba, but he used his left foot and it was an awkward effort, straight at Meyiwa at the near post.

The chance of the half came from Matlaba, when five minutes before half-time he sent a dipping, long-range thunderbolt through on goal, but it was just over the bar – much to Khune’s relief.

Klate and Matlaba had half-chances on goal after that, as Pirates came into the match.

Already on a yellow, Happy Jele was lucky not to be sent off just before half-time, after a late challenge on Bernard Parker.

Tshabalala sent in the resulting free-kick, a great delivery that found the head of Morgan Gould; it was a powerful attempt, but wide.

Early in the second half, Klate and Ndumiso Mabena combined in front of goal, but after a promising one-two Mabena sent the ball back to Klate, and it was over his head, the oportunity lost.

Amakhosi had a great chance on the hour mark, when Sthembiso Ngcobo cut the ball back on the edge of the area, looking for Parker, but the ball fell to Tshabalala, who pumped a shot into the box. Meyiwa made a fantastic acrobatic save high to his left, palming the ball out wide. Ngcobo gathered and had a second attempt, but blazed it over the bar.

And Chiefs had another chance soon after, when the ball was launched into the box and Meyiwa failed to gather, dropping the ball after a clash with a Chiefs player. After a desperate goalmouth scramble the ball was cleared off the line by Klate.

Pirates had a slurry of chances after that. First, a free-kick was sent in by Segolela, curving around to Khune's far post. Khune could not hold onto it, and in the resulting scramble Bucs came close to finding the net, but the ball went out for a corner.

Bucs then had three corners in succession, with Collins Mbesuma, Klate and Oupa Manyisa all trying their luck, but the ball was finally cleared.

With two minutes to go, Willard Katsande sent the ball over the bar from a corner, after going up for the ball with Meyiwa and winning the header.

Chiefs came into the game in the final few minutes – Meyiwa pulled off a great save from a stinging shot from range – but Amakhosi could not convert their attacks into goals and the match ended 0-0.

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Previous comments on this story...

mayfare empire
posted: 06:13 pm
jelou down... Jali n manyisa's combination dominated da midfield
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 06:14 pm
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Goals galore

posted: 05:48 pm | Report

Did you see the worry in Khune's eyes at Matlaba first half bullet?....priceless

Chiefs are lucky to have drawn this match.
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If it is anything to go by then it doesnt give sense for khune to get worried because the ball was way off the post unless you are talking crap.Follow the leader position two is yours until the end of time
tebotouch
posted: 06:15 pm
kwaaaaaa
so this is glory wich jessica has been spreading legs about on the media .
Wow so lovely
De-Bull
posted: 06:15 pm
Mapholoba should have killed them, yeye was out , Jali was out, Senzo those balls were straight 2 u...! What a boring Game
Lord Vincent
posted: 06:15 pm
My biggest fear came to pass: Roger lacked imagination.
You have to make up your mind in a game of this importance; are you playing to win or are you playing to stop the opposition? Make up your mind and get on with it!

Now a golden chance to take control of the standings is a thing of the past. How annoying!
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 06:16 pm
CJB Ramses IIIposted: 05:50 pm  |  Report
Its not defensive, it's anti-football that Baxter is playing... It's unhealthy for South African football... 7 defenders..? hai suka mman...
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Do u dispute Chelsea's UEFA championship too?

Baba...its tactics, u can't attack wounded ppl cos they are hungrier...
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:17 pm
"Senzo Meyiwa won man of the match as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates drew in the Soweto Derby on Saturday." mind you Senzo Meyiwa is a goalkeeper
Black and Gold
posted: 06:17 pm
The Derby didn't live up to expectation, too many errors and fear amongst the players.its actually fustrating but im cool with a point.
still on course and still marching on.
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Black and Gold
posted: 06:18 pm
The Derby didn't live up to expectation, too many errors and fear amongst the players.its actually fustrating but im cool with a point.
still on course and still marching on.
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Takesure RDS
posted: 06:18 pm
I only saw 4 long range shorts from kaizer chiefs which made meyiwa a man of the match bt overall Ace Manyisa was marvel to watch giving mathoho n others flat touches.
overall we were better than chiefs n Ref was also better than pirates
Black and Gold
posted: 06:19 pm
I feel as if Ngcobo should have started.
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 06:19 pm
They gonna lose their game in hand
5 points is still the gap.

The league MUST be delivered in Naturena.

K4L : let's hear
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 06:20 pm
Brighton Mhlongo finally got some recognition...

He came, threw shin-guards and went...
Black and Gold
posted: 06:21 pm
I feel as if Ngcobo should have started.
Rakza wa pirates
posted: 06:21 pm
A nnnyeeeeeeeele makhosikazi.bla bla bla 8 points.ni sa zo khala
msenti15
posted: 06:22 pm
the middle man was the man of the match f#k him sox was clearly fouled leslima sangayibeka ipenaulty
StevovoM
posted: 06:23 pm
Still comfortably sitting on top.
Lady Goldilight
posted: 06:23 pm
Madondo from Amazulu is needed in Naturena next season. Both him and Baloyi can be the uprising future of the Chiefs midfield. Yeye is good, but relying on him has proved to be fatal. Khulekani Madondo please come to Chiefs next season.
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:23 pm
The reason Chiefs supporters dont wana talk about that penalty is because you are also quite on Happy Jele's pending Red card...
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 06:24 pm
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CJB Ramses III

posted: 05:50 pm | Report

Its not defensive, it's anti-football that Baxter is playing... It's unhealthy for South African football... 7 defenders..? hai suka mman...
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It takes a wise man to get himself prepared to win not by opponents mistake only but by his own preparations.So you are telling us that pierats is useless if other teams make all means of defending because they have points in their hands not a game in hands then pirates will never win games

I am not suprised your coach is not a proven coach. it is only that Khoza needed a coach so badly that he resorted to him

I dont see him next year coaching pirates
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