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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...

King 1
posted: 05:24 pm
Pie-rats smashd by Maluti,4 goals on RDS 400th game,how fitting...nw 4 Chips a lesson by d students on d card
The President
posted: 05:24 pm
Mhmmmmm, RDS "we dont have depth in some departments".
Donald Duck
posted: 05:24 pm
Mice got free diplomas from a FET college
deBuc
posted: 05:24 pm
From Roodeport to Qwaqwa for fokol!!!! Sies Pirates!! Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 05:24 pm
Noma iKC ingashaywa ngo 30-0 tonyt....sobe sidliwe iPSL team hhay amasimba afunda iwoodwork and boilermaking fulltime...abadlala idiski part-time nge-Tennis ball..

Tht Rantabane guy was distressin frm the exam he flunked last monday...
VinnoDi
posted: 05:24 pm
Hehehehe......what a game!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:25 pm
"Maluti fully deserved their victory and outplayed the Buccaneers"

This mswahla was outplayed by an FEC college llool kwaaaak, where was the depth and galaxy of stars?

K4L : let's hear
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 05:25 pm
The trebble is still on FOUR sure, they won the Gautent cup, they will win the champions league and mompani cup.
deBuc
posted: 05:25 pm
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
Gold
posted: 05:25 pm
hahahahahahahahahahaha! ahahahahahahahahahah hotlabathatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatat! Hauweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeng
masabza
posted: 05:25 pm
it happens even to big teams in the world, locally it has happen to Chiefs be4. Its nature of football.

It was not your time Buccaneers, wishing you luck in champions league. Hopping my team will do well against Wits.
Gucci Man
posted: 05:25 pm
I quote The Phefeni Boy ........''Roger De Sa is a failure .....12yrs in PSL he only won 1 trophy''
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 05:25 pm
The biggest mistake was to field these average players without proper leadership. Nzunga and Gcaba were exposed, okonkwo,bester, mabena, mayambela, and nzunga for immediate transfer, enough.... They have finally proved beyond reasonable doubt that they not Pirates material, we honestly don't have enough depth, we must be honest.

The whole team that played today will go down on history as a disgraceful team that humiliated the Bucs family and this performance requires a full inquest and appropriate punitative action to be taken.

it is clear now that the pillars of DTC is The Captain, The Lion King and Klate.
Click! Clique Bang!!!
posted: 05:26 pm
I'm not going to fault RDS or his tactics for dat matter, we shud b able to field any player nd win the game agains vodacom clubs. Champs, the hard truth is we don't hv a striker, our midfield is dead without jali, our defence is shaky at best. The only thing dat will make me sleep at night is to take out my frustrations on my chiefs luving side chic!
DEPA(KCs rock)
posted: 05:26 pm
Once a pierats always a 4-1 loser. History that I will tell my grandchildren. Ace my ass!!!!
Swahombe
posted: 05:26 pm
ThereFOUR. Nwye nwye we will give them a minimum of 2FOUR goals... Kwenzenjani? Hehehehehehehe What a Joke
Bazanco
posted: 05:26 pm
Atlst we wil hv sum breathin space in dis blog...mxm de champ n who evr thnks pie-rats are de chmpions..it so sad coz today lectures frm maluti failed dem by 1/4. Meanin dey way e leng di dom kop ka gona dey only knew one quexion frm four. I wanna hear de excuses...frm dis stupid bloggers tody..is it a dream? Mm tel me guys? Cn sum1 wake me up plz..m xo m dreamin....de trepple champ out played by woodwrk students? Hahahahahha
olerilwe
posted: 05:26 pm
I don't think we khosis wil ever hear the story of Baroka,FC cptwn and tukkies 4rm da rats faithfools.4-1 nogal.does RATS have DEPTH?HELL NO.dis season da noisy RATS wil win nothing
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:27 pm
Senzo is protected by Sangweni, what happened to clean sheets
comparing him to The Great Khune is a disgrace, where was Mr 4 goals

Gold is rare indeed
Gucci Man
posted: 05:27 pm
How do I do I enrol to MALUTI COLLEGE , please help me .

My blood is Gold & Black
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