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Collins Mbesuma scored a brace as Orlando Pirates beat TP Mazembe in the first-leg of their last 16 CAF Champions League tie

Posted: 20 April 2013 Time: 22:26

Collins Mbesuma scored a brace as Orlando Pirates beat TP Mazembe 3-1 in the first-leg of their last 16 CAF Champions League tie at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Bucs got off to a perfect start when Nigerian midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo drew first blood in the second minute with a curling shot.

Mbesuma then missed an opportunity eight minutes later as his effort was parried away for a corner.

However, Mazembe showed they were not down and out as they drew level on the stroke of halftime through Kabangu Muloto in the 44th minute.

This was after a cross by Tresor Mputu for Samatta who headed across goal for Kabangu to supply the easy finish.

The two teams went for a break with the score at 1-1.

After the interval, Mbesuma got on the scoresheet in the 56th minute with a tap in after a cross from Khethowakhe Masuku to give Pirates a 2-1 lead.

Namibian international Rudolf Bester had a chance to get a third for Bucs, but fluffed the opportunity in a one-on-one situation in the 67th minute.

Pirates had the last say, though, as Mbesuma slotted a penalty to make it 3-1 at the death.

The Zambian international had been brought down by the keeper.

Orlando Pirates XI: Meyiwa, Jele, Phungwayo, Lekgwathi, Gcaba, Maselesa, Okonkwo, Segolela (Klate 83rd), Bester (Makola 77th), Masuku (Mabena 90th), Mbesuma

TP Mazembe XI: Kidiaba, Nkulukuta (Ndonga 27th), Kasusula, Himonde, Boateng, Kabangu, Adjei Nii (Sinkala 66th), Ilongo, Kalaba, Mputu (Asante 77th), Samatta

Previous comments on this story...

anti cowzer
posted: 06:39 pm
Class class class!!! Big up 2 my team, even thgh we missed a couple of chances, we r dfntly comng bck wit a win 4rm DRC, dis TP cowzer chiefs team is ovr rated
JahNeh
posted: 07:23 pm
@Ma-Shimis@Khosi

So you are now a spokes person for Euro clubs?
Are you saying the PSL is better than the Club WC?

Say it with me idiot, TP Mezembe is a better team than Chips!
BTW, talk is cheap baba, let's see how your team does in the "so called" weak African Teams!
Delowaziyo
posted: 07:46 pm
Every victory will bring another
twalop@cput.ac.za
posted: 07:29 am
Up the Bucs when it's beautiful it's beautiful.Please Khosi lami this guys are representing the country lets please support the club for the sake of our country.They really made us proud.Khosi for life.
Tico MP
posted: 08:17 am
bucs and referee cruies past mazembe!.............
tmaganedisa
posted: 08:51 am
Some teams could only wish half of what we have achieved - now that we are not in the same league as them they claim that they could have played better, this is not new to us we have conquered before (both home and abroad) and we have brought new terminology like no one e.g. treble and double treble - something that they know nothing of.All i can say is we have a jersey with a name Motaung waiting for their chairman with a second star after we come back from Africa - by the way Motaung is the only Khosi with a star studded jersey thanks to Khoza
Balavhale
posted: 09:05 am
well done maduka-duka! now we just need to shut the back door when we visit them.
Buccalam
posted: 09:14 am
PSL price money R10 000 000.00 in 2013. CAF Champions League price money in 2009 R$1,500,000 which is equal to R138 042 00.00. Can u image how much it is now, mmh! Who is playing for peanuts. I wonder! UP THE BUCS, WOOF!
Buccalam
posted: 09:17 am
PSL price money R10 000 000.00 in 2013. CAF Champions League price money in 2009 R$1,500,000 which is equal to R138 042 00.00. Can u image how much it is now, mmh! Who is playing for peanuts. I wonder! UP THE BUCS, WOOF!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:57 am
Lord Vincent

posted: 05:22 pm | Report

Treble brace Champ "Superbrand"posted: 04:22 pm | Report
On friday I told all those Pirates supporters who were saying they are not going to the stadium because the team is playing draws or bad football and we were were not going to win, I said the team needs them at this trying time and their support could help the frindge players to perfom megic. I salute those who were with me in the stadium, it was a great decision to go to the stadium, we celebrated the whole night, i just recovered now. i hope you guys learnt a lesson becuase you missed out on this great moment. A true suppoter will support no matter the problems.
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One of them is Mriyo. He really dissapointed me and let me down with his utterances and how proud he was of not going to the stadium. I joined this forum last year but have been reading comments from 2009. I was on goal.com as that was my home since 2007. That forum has true thinkers and I had a great time discussing the beautiful game. But I've since left and joined this forum because of champs like Mriyo.

Champs like Mriyo and Juan Champ Pablo seemed like true buccaneers. But it appears that has been true only when we are winning trebles. When things are hard and we face an opponent like Mazembe in a cold and dank stadium we need people that call themselves true buccaneers not pretenders!

I can come up with a long list of people that were regulars on this forum when we were rulling. Guys like LordJerry vanished when things were still fine so we can't count them. I don't want to declare people as being fake and not worthy of my attention as yet like Ramses has done. I just hope this is the first and the last time we see such behavior that is unbecoming of buccaneers.

I say unbecoming because it has never been easy to be a Pirates supporter. This is not a team for sissies. The only time where it was fun to be a buccaneer was during Bill Clinton's era hence we were called happy people even though we won nothing.

Up the Bucs!
@Lord Vincent,

True Bucceneer, even under Krol with a treble, things were tough.
Qaddafi
posted: 10:47 am
"Boosted by a dubious penalty" is that all you could start with? Pirates was already leading 2-1 at the time of the Penalty and all you could say is "boosted by a dubious penalty". This is the type of journalism we are subjected to here in South Africa. I wonder which Varsity qualification you have in Journalism or you're just another matriculant who attended a 3 months course?
If you could be where the ref was and have the whistle on ur hand what would you have given? A goal kick?
That penalty may have been a mistake by the ref but to refer to it as dubious is rubbish for lack of a better word.
Jam Jam
posted: 12:05 pm
Okwonkwo versus Jali, Manyisa, Masalesa and Ntshumayelo

They all do well when they are given a chance, except Okwonkwo who proves to be playing well in Africa tournament and not PSL

I suggest Jali+Manyisa for PSL
And Okwonkwo+Masalesa for Africa Championship matches
Ntshumayelo can sit on the bench for emergency substitution in both PSL and Africa Champions League.

Jali and Manyisa deserves a longer break, especially Manyisa who was selected in previous Bafana squads
lisakhanya
posted: 12:37 pm
guys lets have a look on this one when Okwonko is playing in Jali's absence he excells so my feel is they must compete with each other not played together.
i would love to see Masalesa playing along side Jali so to allow Jali moving forward a bit since he used to during Mhlongo's days at Pirates but jali will now and then come to assist in defence
Sthera da Bucs master
posted: 01:52 pm
Great game boys... We need jus a goal and a solid defence in Congo.. TP Mazembe will neva score mo than 2 goals against us, we r not the fake Chiefs of Botswana thina... Bucs I remain until Kaizer Junior plays full 90 minutes.....
BoozyMyNigger
posted: 02:56 pm
We certainly gave no respect to the overrated Mazembe and what we need is 2 fast goals in Lubumbashi and we are through to the big money situation, I can already smell the US$
big up to my players you showed class and made my weekend after a miserable few weeks.
Watch out you Mzanzi teams that still have to play Pirates this season, you are all in for a hiding
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