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Bloemfontein Celtic knock Orlando Pirates out of Telkom Knockout

Posted: 4 November 2012 Time: 17:55

Bloemfontein Celtic came back from the dead to defeat Orlando Pirates in a thrilling Telkom Knockout quarter-final on Sunday.

The match ended 3-3 after extra time and Phunya Sele Sele, who scored twice at the death of regulation time, triumphed 5-3 on penalties to join SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars in the semi-finals.

Gallery of TKO semi-final action

There were few chances created in the first half, before Bucs took the lead through a superb free-kick from Daine Klate, which curled into the top corner.

On 40 minutes the visitors almost doubled their advantage, with midfielder Andile Jali exchanging passes with Collins Mbesuma before firing a left-footed shot just wide of the goalkeeper's right-hand post.

The second half got off to a flying start, with three goals in the first 12 minutes.

Pirates made it 2-0 on 51 minutes when Oupa Manyisa chested down a cross from Klate before firing a low shot into the bottom corner.

Six minutes later the home side reduced the deficit to 2-1 when Lennox Bacela converted a penalty. The striker earned the spot-kick himself, being tripped up by Siyabonga Sangweni just inside the 18-yard area.

Bucs restored their two-goal lead in the 57th minute, when Thabo Matlaba scored his first goal for the club: a swerving long-range shot that wrong-footed Patrick Tignyemb before crashing into the back of the net.

Pirates substitute Ndumiso Mabena had a chance to kill off the hosts in the 86th minute when he stole the ball off Dominic Isaacs and had only the keeper to beat, but the young striker completely fluffed the chance – a moment that came back to haunt the Soweto giants.

Celtic made it 3-2 in the 90th minute when Ruzaigh Gamildien powered home a header, and in a dramatic ending substitute Joel Mogorosi made it 3-3 five minutes into injury time with a magnificent overhead kick, after a goal-mouth scramble.

Extra time was prosaic compared to the drama before it, and the tired teams eventually settled for a penalty shoot-out.

Celtic converted all five of their kicks, while Oupa Manyisa was the unlucky player to fail with his attempt, handing the Bloemfontein side a 5-3 victory.

Penalty sequence: Bacela scored, Jali scored; Manzini scored, Manyiza saved; Motshekgwa scored, Sangeweni scored; Mogorosi scored, Phungwayo scored; Isaacs scored.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:04 pm
Treble wateva is gone from de hands of noisy
neighbor! lol. Wel dun celtic
posted: 06:04 pm
well done Celtics, what a come back to win de game
posted: 06:05 pm
Lol...... Phunya selesele, Mabhakaniya aku Shebile. No more trebble. Up the Birds
posted: 06:06 pm
Lefiso.composted: 05:58 pm  |  Report
once a weak team always a weak team...
Vok off your shit!
posted: 06:06 pm
Orlando Pirates football Club. Useless team with a poor coach who does not have a strong mind.
I wonder how long he would last on this job. A coach without a winning mentality would remain just that. Poor mouse. Excuse the pun!
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 06:06 pm
I predicted this ... FS vs PTA
And to so called DTC, I think you're in fore a loooooong DTL season !

RDS & Tinkies with all his Wits players are sinking Pirates ship. LMAOL !
posted: 06:06 pm
Treble Champs< Orlando Pirates!
posted: 06:07 pm
Pirates players are stupid. How can they lose a match with 2 minutes left. Khoza needs to deduct some money from they salaries they don't deserve to be paid. Has Da Sa and Tinkler started to implement they strategy they used at Wits, where they started like a house on fire & then fizzled out with a limp.
posted: 06:08 pm
I dont hit the man when he is out, akuna coach la ama assistants wodwa....
Champ Msholozi
posted: 06:08 pm
Kwaze kwamnandi eGoli...........kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........

The treble DREAM continues
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 06:08 pm
Mabhena uyisende strait, i will never 4forgive u. Ungidanisile msana wakwaMbuduma, u better prepare for ur 3 feet grave since u wont find peace in ur life from now on, nxxxx uyangikgabhudlha nja ndini!!!!!
Mfana Wa Style
posted: 06:08 pm
No treble for Bucs!!!
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:09 pm
Congratulations to Celtic a great comeback. We were in control of the game until the time we made substitutions. Mbesuma was tired but Celtic did not push forward whilst he was still playing. Again Roger is taking us nowhere. When he pulled Mbesuma off he should have introduced a similar striker like Chinyama. His last substitution was not necessary. In a cup game you don't finish all your subs with 22 minutes to go because you don't know what will happen. It's always advisable to go to extra time with at least one more substitute. To sum it up here the only person that beat Pirates today is the technical team.
posted: 06:09 pm
kkakakakakakaka the gorrilas are out
Chincha Guluva
posted: 06:09 pm
E!e!e!e!e!e!e!e! Kikikikikikikikikiki tltltltltltltltltltltltl shoooo!!! Pie-lerete
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 06:09 pm
Whats the difference between Chiefs and Gorillas???
Whats the similarities between Chiefs and Gorillas???
Are they still going to win terrible this season??
Is RDS still the Gurdiola of mzansi now??
posted: 06:10 pm
Azaniaposted: 06:06 pm  |  Report
Orlando Pirates football Club. Useless team with a poor coach who does not have a strong mind.
I wonder how long he would last on this job. A coach without a winning mentality would remain just that. Poor mouse. Excuse the pun!
Get off our dick bitch!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:10 pm
Strike 3... Rodger is out... I no longer want Rodger De Sa as the head coach of Orlando Pirates...
posted: 06:10 pm
My blood is green what a sweet come-back by Siwelele. Gorillas thought they had already won de match guess what, Celtic dominated de match in de dying minutes of de game and scored 2 quick goals at de stoppage time.

Shapa Siwe shapaaaaaaa!!!
I'm a zebra-boy
posted: 06:11 pm
To all khosi fans: there is no more double trebble. Its now DOUBLE TROUBLE.
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