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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: 06:12 pm
What was the final score between Pirates and Celtic? I know Pirates can"t lose man!
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 06:14 pm
Well very dissapointed I must say, our defence hasn't been convincing lately, maybe its the new formation. Ja this is football as we know it gents. We have to keep our heads up and learn from this, theres two cups still remaining.

Still DTC
Since 1937
posted: 06:14 pm
Yha nhe.....the Sea robbers are starting to show their true colours....DTC mt left FOOT KWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA............its looking real bad in MYFAIR............
posted: 06:15 pm
Zebraz seems to support anything dat plays against Pirates, go on celebrate, its christmas 2day, I wonder wen r u gonna celebrate ur own glory, once n always!
El Sol
posted: 06:15 pm
Hehehe just wana ask something. is Rvp Mabena part of the 'so called galaxy'? Is he a soka playa though?lmao defensive striker..FUMIGATION CONTINUES..
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:15 pm

@CJB Ramses III

posted: 06:10 pm | Report

Strike 3... Rodger is out... I no longer want Rodger De Sa as the head coach of Orlando Pirates...
True champ Roger must go! He is clueless. We should have wrapped the game.
BigBoy Toy
posted: 06:15 pm
Pirates u tok 2 much shuttt ur mouth remember De sa has neva won anything kikikikik
posted: 06:16 pm
Only 3 teams are in a chance for the treble now Sundowns is 1 of them ngiyazi abaningi bathi "Kuphi khona?"
posted: 06:17 pm

A poor spokesman who insults everyone. Vokoff you bitch. U think by insulting people you win arguments. You and DeSa must leave our team. We dont need such retarded morons. Mxm.

MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 06:17 pm
Up the Bugs!!
posted: 06:18 pm
uthuli ethulwini
umhlaba emblabeni
nothing last forever
@least we enjoyed our ride buccanears.
Beautifull 3goals , killed by complecency.
posted: 06:18 pm
mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwes'biliposted: 06:08 pm  |  Report
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!!!!!
UMabena usibulele...
posted: 06:19 pm
He he he he he he he he he he he he he! No Treble this season. I forsee another spinal cord problem.
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 06:20 pm
I used to hate my fellow DTC's like Suffocate when they strongly critize Mabhena for being selfish and wasteful but now im eating a humble pie nxx, sies!

Professional as he(Mabhena) is this bloody Mabhena still continue to fail the basics of football in a 1 on 1 situation after so many in professinal soccer, damn what a waste of a player in Mabhena!!!!
posted: 06:21 pm
Congra to Celtic they realy fought hard for this win, Mabena Mara.
posted: 06:21 pm
What a come back from Celtics and to snatch the game from the jaws of defeat, I must confess when it was 3 -1 ,I thought it was done dusted for Pirates but Celtics did not give up ,thanks to Celtics ,we can have peace.I wish them to go all the way. Sorry Bucaneers, maybe the trebble is for next season
posted: 06:22 pm
Mosixtyposted: 06:02 pm  |  Report
Treble se moer
Reclaiming the glory se gaat!
Vok off maan!
posted: 06:24 pm
Siwelele sa maKhosi sa berekelwa!!!!haalala se ya berekelwa lmao
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 06:25 pm
Can someone find a woman called Liesbeck for me.......again we were called names when we said, this team is like last season's WITS University...they were claiming to be TTC, now they are ATC -AMPER TREBLE CHAMPIONS or they remain DTC - Dreamland Treble Champions.....

posted: 06:26 pm
Come on RDS (Roger de sa) is that player Masalesa beter than Okonko or Thandani Ntshumayelo not mention uMbuyane? Thats is why our local coaches are not be hired by big teams they have favouritsm.Ayi man you sucks you wo 'nt last long as the coach come Wednessday if do'nt win and Chiefs wins you will walking the thin line
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