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Posted: 20 October 2012 Time: 19:51

Defending Telkom Knockout champions Orlando Pirates moved into the quarterfinals of the competition on Saturday following a 2-0 win over Black Leopards at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Buccaneers defeated Lidoda Duvha at this same stage of the TKO last year, and history repeated itself thanks to a brace from Zambian marksman Collins Mbesuma.

Pirates debutant Lehlogonolo Masalesa immediately showed his class, creating the opening goal in the sixth minute with a great cross from the right that was headed home by Mbesuma.

The striker had a good chance to double Pirates’ advantage when he turned inside the Leopards penalty area and shot on goal, but Posnett Omony made a comfortable save.

Just past the half hour-mark Omony again denied Mbesuma after some slick build-up play, while at the other end Ramagalela almost caught Moeneeb Josephs napping with a long-range effort that sailed just over the crossbar.

By this stage the home side had begun to get a foothold in the game, but on 39 minutes they were reduced to 10 men when left-back Thulani Ntshingila received his second booking.

Mbesuma continued to look threatening in the second half and should have racked up a second goal on 57 minutes when Patrick Phungwayo provided an excellent cross from an overlapping run, but the Zambian headed over from close range.

Josephs was little more than a spectator once Leopards had been reduced to 10 men, but on 77 minutes he was forced into an excellent save, tipping over a long-range effort from Mongezi Bobe.

Mbesuma hit the outside of the post on 79 minutes, but his search for an elusive second goal ended just a minute later.

Omony gave away possession in a dangerous area, Ndumiso Mabena provided a low cross, and Mbesuma finished easily with a low shot to finally put the result beyond doubt.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:21 pm
We don't waste time making excuses before the game.

“We are tired.”--Stupid Baxter

We also don't go around playing mind games.

“They have a weak defense”--- Nurse Cowmalo

“We do our talk on the field of play” --Mbazo Mokoena
posted: 08:21 pm
Mosixty mfanaka o lesepa yong...
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 08:21 pm
He he he he we beat Black Leopards but Zebra fans are complaining kahle kahle who did we play here?
Up the Bucs!
El Kampion
posted: 08:31 pm
To all Bucs fans

Ignore this thing called Mosixty....he is a bitter hobo, he brings no value to this blog...hence i dnt respond to his stupid comments

He tries so hard to be funny but he is not

Its our moment, we have to enjoy it

Once again, Bucs 2-Black Chiefs 0
posted: 08:33 pm
Up the Bucs. #RogerThat!!!
posted: 08:34 pm
Real talk most of the teams will did too deep to beat us this season, we showed character and our week link was Klet and Myesse. Less said about Veira the boi is gelling well.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 08:40 pm
Where is Phefeni Boy?
posted: 08:48 pm
I thought we borrowed Sergio Busquet from barcelona at times and it felt so good. I think roger mustn't change the style of play as it is gorgeous. I think other PSL teams are learning football game, I was so dissapointed by Ajax and SSp match, please play neat football and it's what we want to see.I thought Matlaba performed like Dani Alves, and of coarse Mbesuma is more like Benzema in terms of play. I hope roger continues to encourage wing backs to attack as they have capabilities to win the match completely.
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 08:52 pm
The Ghost
posted: 08:55 pm
The Zambian hitman is back to his ferocious best!!! UP THE BUCS!!!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 08:56 pm
Pirates is continuing to make Bachimp Chimp cry..!! Masalesa,,, what a great player..!! Mbesuma has started afresh..! He is a great finisher..!! Shapa Buccaneer Shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..!!!
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 09:02 pm
Another treble(the 3rd one in our lifes) is looming starting with these tournament..!! We want Supersport United the next round so that we can whip their asses..!!!
posted: 09:03 pm
Thuba you are spot on. Big ups Champ.

Masalesa is typically like Sergio Bosquets. He is an intelligent player who does all the basics well. That midfield that RDS fielded today is my ideal Pirates mid. In attack, I would like Sox to start instead of Klate. At the back, Matlaba must go play left back when Jele is back. As much as I was impressed with Matlaba's forward movements, his final ball leaves much to be desired. I don't remember him making any dangerous crosses into the box and maybe that's because his stronger on his left foot than his right. I personally think he can do better than Phungwayo on the left.
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 09:05 pm
you need a blessing whats up for the weekend
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:05 pm

posted: 08:40 pm | Report
Where is Phefeni Boy?
Allegedly he was admitted to Baraguana hospital at about 22:00 last night, he was in a very critical condition and the Doctors say that he condition was improving and he woke up at 20:00 today, heard the Pirates results, and he went into a coma. Please everyone keep him in prayers
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 09:10 pm
anti-zebraposted: 08:05 pm  |  Report

Perhaps my biggest problem tonight was with Klate and Myeni. They didn't impress me at all...from first to last minute. If they came into the game, we could've beaten these cats by a larger margin. I won't comment on our set pieces. I have no words to describe them.
Good results Champs but still more to be done, we should have buried these pink panthers an avalanche
of goals, we were very poor on set pieces and as RDS stated, we at one stage stopped playing.

One think I like about RDS, say he has a verbal diarrhea but he tells it like it is and he is not going to celebrate mediocrity even if we win because in some games we will regret these opportunities lost.

Well all in all, most players didn't really crack it today but a good team normally gets the result even on their worst performance.

Quest for TTC status continues....Siyabangena...
posted: 09:10 pm
I am a Buccaneer, a Double Treble Champ. I am never satisfied with our performance. I demand more improvement on our style of play.

Our since our defense is so solid, and also our midfield, I would like for us to play a more pressing game. I want us to camp in the opposition half. We are already dominating possession in each game that we play. Now we need to press.

Pirate fans are the spoiled brats of the psl.

Up the DTC
posted: 09:13 pm
Only if u gorillas can be tolerant, learn to respect other people 's opinion and understand that as people we will never be the same and we will always differ on how we see things.( ie U r a gorilla and I'm a human being) then u will also be human. This forum is not for the faint hearted . U can't be a better person if u don't accept criticism but rather prefers praises everyday even if those achievement r suspicious. What I have noticed , is that most of u gorillas can't debate issues. U feel offended when someone raises issues that affects U. So listen here, if u can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and go to soccer laduma where u come from. Nxa
Njabzah Zuma (4-OPFC)
posted: 09:16 pm
uP tHe BuCs!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 09:19 pm
U win with the help of referees that's a fact. Truth hurts
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