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Match report: Orlando Pirates thumped by Maluti FET College in the Nedbank Cup

Posted: 23 February 2013 Time: 17:15

In one of the biggest shocks in local cup football ever, Orlando Pirates were booted out of the Nedbank Cup after a 4-1 drubbing by Vodacom League side Maluti FET College.

For a gallery of the action, CLICK HERE!

It was Pirates’ heaviest defeat in two seasons, and Maluti fully deserved their victory as they outplayed the ‘treble champs’.

The only other third-tier side to beat top-flight opposition in South African history is Baroka FC, who beat Moroka Swallows and then Kaizer Chiefs on their way to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals in 2011.

The biggest defeat for a top-flight side against lower league opposition was in 1971, when Pimville Champions beat Golden Arrows 6-2 in their Life Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Read about all the previous cup upsets by minnow sides here!

Maluti skipper Lucky Mokoena scored a brace and Mashale Rantabane netted two as well. Oupa Manyisa scored for Pirates.

Maluti took the lead after just 45 seconds, when Lucky Mokoena caught up with a defence-splitting pass and slotted the ball past the onrushing Senzo Meyiwa. His shot trickled over the line, with a chasing Bheki Nzunga perhaps helping it over, although the goal was credited to Mokoena.

Goalkeeper Mohlolo Khuse put in a brave performance for the Vodacom League side. First, he denied Rudolf Bester a scoring opportunity with some imposing play, and then four minutes later he came out bravely again to punch away a dangerous cross.

Maluti went 2-0 ahead in the 25th minute when Rantabane got away from his marker and headed a curling free-kick into the far corner.

Pirates had a few half chances in the final 10 minutes of the game, with Collins Mbesuma’s powerful free-kick getting stuck in the wall, and an attempt from Manyisa flying over the crossbar.

Roger de Sa made two changes at half-time, with Takesure Chinyama and Ndumiso Mabena coming on for Mbesuma and Lehlogonolo Masalesa.

But Maluti scored again in the 54th minute when Mokoena got onto the end of a curling ball in the box and scored with a powerful looping header over Meyiwa.

A minute later there was drama when Maluti were given a penalty, but Lucky Mokoena got no power behind it and Meyiwa made an easy save.

Bucs hit back right away though when Happy Jele squared the ball to Manyisa inside the danger area. He did well to turn and evade the defenders before burying a shot with his left foot.

Pirates came back into the game but Maluti held firm and continued to attack at will. Then, with just nine minutes to go, Rantabane got his second and his team’s fourth goal.

A deep corner was headed back across goal from the far post to Rantabane who got in front of his marker and headed in from close range.

It was a famous victory for Maluti who held on well and were deserved winners of this cup tie.

Maluti: Khuse, Penze, Rantabane, Rantho, Ngogela, Maduna, Moholo (Mosikidi 53), Ml Mokoena (Mr Mokoena 67), Mokwa (Mabeleng 51), L Mokoena, Rankati

Pirates: Meyiwa, Nzunga, Matlaba, Jele, Gcaba, Masalesa (Mabena 46), Okonkwo, Manyisa, Myeni, Bester (Mayambela 56), Mbesuma (Chinyama 46)

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Previous comments on this story...

ratanda (bucs 2nd star)
posted: 05:21 pm
a well deserved loss

we played kak and should've lost by 5 games

now we bowed out in zebra style

DEPA(KCs rock)
posted: 05:21 pm
Maluti fC shapaa!!!!!!!!kwakwakwakwa today it is a day ever
Donald Duck
posted: 05:21 pm
Kwaaaks, nywe we have debth. Average mice got a gud hiding.
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 05:21 pm
I can't believe Pirates lost the game in first 45seconds.

These Bugs are finished. Doom is doing it mission.
Lekhosi ke Stele
posted: 05:22 pm
Did sum1 said Baroka fc?
El Sol
posted: 05:22 pm
De Sa LOOKING FOWARD TO HIS 400th CAP..hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaha where's EL KAMPION to tell us about the TREBLE dream..ay Bakaniya niyi flop eeeeeh
Khosi till
posted: 05:22 pm
Shame poor Pie-Rats, akukho treble dis season, thanks to Maluti students no1 iz going to bother us about Baroka now. Shaapa M. Fet Shaapa
IbringIt/2012/13 Champ!!!
posted: 05:22 pm
I rest my case.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 05:22 pm
Now FOUR the record, in his FOUR hundredth match de sa lost to Maluti. Meyiwa, you spoke too soon; crying time is back again. FOUR me this is no surprise.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 05:22 pm
Shapa DTC Shapa!!! No I meant to say Shapa Maluti Primary School Shapa. Akuna muntu la in Phefeni Boy's voice
neg60 (khosi 1970)
posted: 05:22 pm
Hahahahahahahaha @mamizela teta ndoda uteta ngati kuvulelwe itap mxm weakest link rat
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 05:22 pm
Blade Nzimande: 11 Orlando Pirates residents enrolled @ Maluti FET College but only 1 managed to obtain his Diploma while FOUR were excluded
TMG 2009
posted: 05:22 pm
I thought MALUTI will be POWERLINED,,, and it happened the other wah round...4-1 sies man.....
posted: 05:22 pm
you wont take any cup this yr trst me bcs u are so overwhelmed by those two trpple cups i said this year its year of drought in your camp
posted: 05:23 pm
Hayibo madoda kushwa ompetha pho? Kanjani nje kodwa? *LMAO*
Donald Duck
posted: 05:23 pm
When we tell them they are average cows with their 1-0 victories, they argue. They were exposed today, bloody clowns...
posted: 05:23 pm
Shapa Maluti Shapa.......buhahaha
Naturena born killer
posted: 05:23 pm
Sekitla R4posted: 05:18 pm | Report
At least this defeat will make us concentrate on what is more important. PSL League and Champions League. Well done Maluti and don't be carried away and think it is the end of it
I knew it, bloody agents. I thot u wanted another treble
posted: 05:23 pm
they were Djabal thats y rats suffered. Roder is taking everything away. Sharpa Maluti sharpa............
posted: 05:24 pm
Let them ma rie-rats lol kwa kwa kwa kwa!
Big mouths!!
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