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Maritzburg United fight back to beat Orlando Pirates

Posted: 18 May 2013 Time: 17:14

A late Cuthbert Malajila strike gave Maritzburg United a dramatic 3-2 win away at Orlando Pirates on the final day of the 2012/13 season.

It took only 14 minutes for the first bit of drama in this match as Bucs midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo, called up to the Bafana Bafana squad yesterday, had to go off injured. He was replaced by Manti Moholo.

Despite the match starting rather slowly, it kicked into gear in the 18th minute when Tlou Segolela headed home a Happy Jele cross.

Bucs came close again when Khetho Masuku fired in a shot straight at Shuaib Walters, before Orlando Smeekes and Delron Buckley forced Senzo Meyiwa into saves.

Ndumiso Mabena wasted a good chance early in the second half when he shot to close to Walters, while Jele also missed a great chance to increase the lead.

And it proved costly when Heinrich Isaacks pounced on 58th minutes to fire in an equaliser for Maritzburg.

However, just two minutes later Bucs were back in front when Segolela found Masuku, who placed his shot past the goalie.

But then the drama…

Ryan de Jongh equalised for the visitors with four minutes, before Zimbabwean striker Malajila delivered the killer blow as he found the net in referee’s optional time.

The result sees Pirates finish a disappointing League campaign third, while Maritzburg end in 11th place.

Previous comments on this story...

@Bongz
posted: 06:52 pm
Gcaba eems to be our biggest problem....but then De sa keeps plaaying him...for that he has to go...why did he not continue with the same team tht beat Leopards

I have defendend DS so many times...but when you only win 1 out of 11 games.....that is not good for the team...and might have to be relieved. Of his duties.

Probably Rooslee should have never been released....I wonder if Ertugal would be a bad idea? Or stichkof....who will need more tim to settle compared to Rosslee or Ertugal
Dark Patch
posted: 06:53 pm
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hondposted: 06:31 pm  |  Report
Now if effectively means Irvin Khoza will not fight CAF any longer for two teams from the PSL, the winner and the runners up to compete in the CAF Championship. Just asking.
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Hehe chief why don't you celebrate your league triumph and leave Dr Khoza alone. For your information, the inclusion of a second team in the next edition of ACL will depend on the peformance of OPFC in the current campaign.
T'zozo
posted: 07:04 pm
Chibuku FC fans are the most irrational people you will ever come across. They win a match they don't criticize or credit the coach instead they will wax lyrical about the so-called "galaxies". They will start telling anybody who cares to listen how they will destroy everything that comes their way. It was only after they were thumped by Chippa UTD that some of them started to see the extent of damage that was already done. Until then most of them genuinely believed they would still win the lig .

The very same idiots who are calling RDS all sorts of names will tell you that Pirates will win the ACL. Now this doesn't add up. One wonders whether this declaration of winning the ACL is just made to spite Chiefs fans. If RDS is so useless to win matches at home how can he win tough matches in Egypt and Tunisia ?
tokelo wa le bucs
posted: 07:10 pm
Dr Khoza please i m begging u get rid of mr RDS nd his two assistants cos have turned our beloved Orlando Pirates into à loughing stock .We used 2 be feared @ Orlando stadium bt nt any more,we are bein humilianted @ our house off pain please dr Khoza do something up the bucs
CBD
posted: 07:14 pm
Cannot wait for the press conference on Monday when Dr Khoza will b announcing the new coach.We are going nowhere with this clown.Congrats to the Zebras.
Dark Patch
posted: 07:18 pm
@Bongzposted: 06:52 pm  |  Report
Gcaba eems to be our biggest problem....but then De sa keeps plaaying him...for that he has to go...why did he not continue with the same team tht beat Leopards

I have defendend DS so many times...but when you only win 1 out of 11 games.....that is not good for the team...and might have to be relieved. Of his duties.

Probably Rooslee should have never been released....I wonder if Ertugal would be a bad idea? Or stichkof....who will need more tim to settle compared to Rosslee or Ertugal
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Bakaniya I don't Gcaba should be loaned. The guy was played out of position by a clueless coach. I used to admire his football when he was at FSS, he was solid at leftback.

With the coaching options you suggested, I'll prefer Mushin. He prefers attcking football and he works well with youngstars. He inspired the young Jabu Pule "shuffle" , Clifford Ngobeni and Serero amongst others. The other thing I like about him is that he will be able to control and discipline the boys, just like Kroll.

Dr Khoza, I'm expecting a press confrence soon....
paper
posted: 07:20 pm
I wish MR KHOZA can buy MASIBUZANE ZONGO from chippa I now he had a drinking problem but we gave jabu pule mahlangu a second chance he can cross left and right shot with both feet he hase pase skill out off this world .(PAPER5SKIPPER)
CBD
posted: 07:23 pm
The Ghost..Remember RDS has 2 more years left with us.Lets avoid the financial implications and do the chairmain a big favour by going to Mayfair on Monday and do what we do best.We did it with Gordon,Mutombo and Barreto.Why not this time?Even Zebras did it to Mfiki.
KhosiNyce01
posted: 07:23 pm
In the meantime, some brainless Rats are sniffing nd barking @ the Champions' article...

Orlando Pirates won absolutely NOTHING!!!

From now on am calling this team The Salvation Army. They gave away ol they had
we beat mazembe
posted: 07:25 pm
Futbol is a game for the fans and we must understand that when a team has a coach who is despised by all the fans and even the players,then the management is left with no choice but to let De Sa go.

He has introduced this negative energy,an energy of hate amongst the members of the Pirates family.All the pillars that made Pirates stand have been dismantled.

What i want to know from the Chairman is shud he keep De Sa what is his role?Is he to get rid of the old guard?

If its so at what expense is this change to be done?

Truth is De Sa is alienating the fans from their club.Now fans dont want to come to the stadium,and considering we are hearded into African Championship is it the right thing for us to go into this battle a devided family?If so for what?For Roger De Sa?Is he even worth it?

Please for the sake of this club short and long term interests fire De Sa and start looking for a new coach before he costs us our Champions league.

Mind u if we blow this chance we have to wait till 2015 to get another chance coz next season those cowardly zebras will represent us.

ROGER MUST GO NOW!!!!!!
KhosiNyce01
posted: 07:29 pm
The Ghost..Remember RDS has 2
more years left with us.Lets avoid
the financial implications and do the
chairmain a big favour by going to
Mayfair on Monday and do what we
do best.We did it with
Gordon,Mutombo and Barreto.Why
not this time?Even Zebras did it to
Mfiki.
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Ja neh. Some blunt tool u really are. U chased away GI hu had won u a league n Cup double only cz he DREW 3 games from the opening 5 league games nd he left ur sorry A##es nd went 2 win the league with Santos that very same season. Y ddnt u losers do that 2 RDS after the Celtic fiasco?

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Smash nd Grab that u rodents
paper
posted: 07:31 pm
GCABA is not that bad next czn my fello bhakaniyas u going to c real soccer in MR KHOZA I trust even ROGER I trust bcz now he is going to buy what he wants to be honest I'm alrady dancing 4the 3rd star ask me why ? What about the second 1 its bcz I'm waiting 4 a new T.SHIRT so that ADIDAS can put it roger that (PAPER5SKIPPER)
KhosiNyce01
posted: 07:34 pm
Only CJB Ramses knows football from the whole lot of bloggers from these noisy neighbors. Ya'll were praising him nd hailed him as the SPECIAL ONE, we can ol c what was special about him, turning ur team 2 the Salvation Army.

CJB said it in November already that ur season is over, but coz most of yall are clueless u held on 2 hope that never existed....
CBD
posted: 07:36 pm
KhosiNyce01
Gordon won the lig with his skop and donor futbal which is totally unacceptable at Parktown.Papic and Bondas did not win the lig and we still love them."We only celebrate gallant perfomance and not mediocrity"Fikile Mbalula.
Black,White and Red I remain till Zebras complete a double at the very least!!
Champ enigma
posted: 07:44 pm
I don't understand rats. They all up in our face with Kaizer Chiefs loss, but they lost too. Mxm. Just sit down and go over your games. You will realise you have average players except Sangweni who is very old and Jali who is very retarded that's why he will never be in the squad.
Damora
posted: 07:45 pm
Jeezz guys what a season, and nothing to show for it, thanks for Dr Khoza having bought a stupid, clueless man into the Happy People family so he can destroy our team. I'm saying this cos during Papic and Bondas we could not win silver but beautiful football was the order of the day. During Krol it was both football and trebles, but come De Saster, Pirates was turned into Vodacom league side in just 8 months wereby every one can do what they like of them. Maluti, Chippa and Maritzburg one such example. Let me call upon the chairman to look around the PSL and
Nebo
posted: 08:00 pm
CBDposted: 07:23 pm | Report
The Ghost..Remember RDS has 2 more years left with us.Lets avoid the financial implications and do the chairmain a big favour by going to Mayfair on Monday and do what we do best.We did it with Gordon,Mutombo and Barreto.Why not this time?Even Zebras did it to Mfiki.
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well siad Juju

defenitely dat Bustard must Go.
masese4khosi
posted: 08:04 pm
Is it me or something that Segolela did't have his jersey washed mid week because this mud on his jersey is the same one that he had on Wednesday. I even wonder if he even had a bath since Wednesday! Ayigezi lebhari man! On a serious note I feel for Rats faithful, this is not the Pirate that we know. This Pirates score a goal n defend for the rest of the match. This is a small team mentality. Big teams like Amakhosi n Rats their success is measured in terms of the attractiveness of football they play n number of wins. This is the reason that Ertugral n Papic won't be forgotten coz they made us enjoy watching our teams, even in situation when they lost some games.
Nebo
posted: 08:07 pm
Wa nya He wil hear me

Hamba Potokisi
Famba Potokisi
Khamba kuhle Potokisi
Just leave us Potokisi
Loop Asseblief Potokisi
Tshimbila Potokisi

Oohh before I forget.....Dn't forget your school bag ( Eric Tinkler ) too.
Damora
posted: 08:07 pm
Jeezz guys what a season, and nothing to show for it, thanks for Dr Khoza having bought a stupid, clueless man into the Happy People family so he can destroy our team. I'm saying this cos during Papic and Bondas we could not win silver but beautiful football was the order of the day. During Krol it was both football and trebles, but come De Saster, Pirates was turned into Vodacom league side in just 8 months were by every one can do what they like of them. Maluti, Chippa and Maritzburg one such example. Let me call upon the chairman to look around the PSL and he would notice/find a man who is out of contract by the name Mark Harrison whom I believe is capable of steering this big team out this mess De Saster has put it into. We can't afford to prepare for the next season under this man. It took Chips 3 years to realise that VV was a fake, so Pirates cannot wait for so long, the sooner the better. No trophy the whole season is a complete insult, infect this was the most embarrassing season in many years of my following this team. To Mr De Saster, I say, please take your Mabena, Makola, Okonkwo, Gcaba, Masuku and leave this sheep, It is too big for you.
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