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Orlando Pirates have defied the odds to reach the group stages of the CAF Champions League despite losing 1-0 to TP Mazembe

Posted: 5 May 2013 Time: 17:30

Two penalties and a red card – all allegedly dubious and with that, Orlando Pirates have defied the odds to reach the group stages of the CAF Champions League despite losing 1-0 to TP Mazembe on Sunday in Lubumbashi.

Bucs progress after winning 3-2 on aggregate.

Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi was sent off in the first-half with Pirates officials describing the referee’s decision as a “joke” and as if that was not enough, two penalties were awarded to Mazembe but Senzo Meyiwa was equal to the task on both occasions.

According to Pirates administrator Senzo Mazingisa, the team will be coming back home immediately after the match.

Pirates XI v Mazembe: Meyiwa, Jele, Phungwayo, Lekgwathi, Gcaba, Okonkwo, Masalesa, Bester, Myeni, Segolela, Mbesuma.

Mazembe XI v Pirates: Kidiaba, Kasusula, Kabiona, Kimwaki, Frimpong, Singuluma, Sinkala, Mputu, Kabangu, Samatta, Asante.

Previous comments on this story...

treble freedom in our life time
posted: 05:59 pm
these boys r soldiers, dy dserve 2 dominate bb. Mazembe is nt a gud socer team, dy win thru refrees nd bias dcisions nd intimidatiön. No wönda dy hv nt lost at hme
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:59 pm
I'm so happy and excited that I'm even writing rubbish.

The Black Pearl sails on!
we beat mazembe
posted: 05:59 pm
This is a stuff of legends.

Can it be our misfortunes throughout the season were so as to get this sweet success.

Bucs you have made South Africa proud and no doubt you now fly the national flag.

So this is how Mazembe have won all those Caf tournaments.
posted: 06:00 pm
well done boys hey
Takesure RDS
posted: 06:00 pm
F*ck SABC f*ck SUPERSPORT nxa mara we won
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:01 pm
Me thinks the opportunity for me to repeat myself has risen... may I...?

The Dream Team vs BVB.... Club World Cup final...! Kea le boga...
posted: 06:01 pm
Well done Pirates,guys lets not personalise things ,its the Referee who gave penalties and he is not Congolese,We also got one dubios penalty here as well.The trick in African football is to score many goals at home 3-0 or 4-0 thats all
posted: 06:02 pm
Congrates to Pirates for doing all of us proud, corruption in Afrcan football should end, Caf and their compettions are not going anywhere, i hate Pirates but I hate Mazembe more..
posted: 06:03 pm
Well done boys
OPFC Once and Always
posted: 06:04 pm
TP Mazembe's money failed to win them a game this time around.
posted: 06:06 pm
m proud of these boys well done Senzo(captain Jack Sparrow)
alien Heart hero
posted: 06:07 pm
My proudest moment was at half time when the whole pirates family decided that the team will go back to the pitch....had tears rolling down and was like whatever happens....iv restored faith in my heroes.......big ups to sabc for trying...big ups to every one behind bucks today.....all khosi fans and all south africans,all southern african fans who watched a matchless tv for 2 hours and prayed top God...not for pirates to win but for the team to be safe........#once,always and forever.....am happy
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 06:07 pm
Two penalties, red card & a disallowed goal, I'm proud of our boys well done.
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 06:09 pm
Two penalties, red card & a disallowed goal, I'm proud of our boys well done.
posted: 06:10 pm
Don't comment as if Pirates belong to ur family, let us Give praise where its due!

Welldone Meyiwa, hats off and hands of aplauds to Orlando pirates players n their technical stuff!!! We are proud of them,,, may God keep them safe on their trip home!!!
posted: 06:11 pm
As South Africans we are on our own in this continent. During the World Cup bid we never received a single vote out of 5 African votes, but we said it is an African World Cup.
posted: 06:11 pm
akashawe lamakwerekwere ase DRC agcwele la eMzansi lol , on a serious note what I heard is a disgrace and African football will never grow if African teams are doing this . Red card and two penalties ? But well done to Bucs and I believe they will win this Cup
Juda de damn killer
posted: 06:13 pm
B4 the game i was MAZEMBEFIED mxm thy DE SA POINTED me I wanted them to WIN no metter what. MXM NARROW escape. PIRATES PLAYERZ MUST COME OUT SAFE
dickies (khosi4Double)
posted: 06:14 pm
Well done Rats.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:14 pm
Hypocrites are also allowed in the gates of heaven.... so it's fine.... Bask in our GHOSTLY GLORY...!

My dearest Champs, in the midst of celebrations, let's be mindful of the fact that we are no-longer that team from South Africa, we are no-longer that team that humiliated Mazembe, we are no longer that team that walked in the valley of the shadow of death & came out smiling parading a dead Mazembe crocodile by the tail....

We are now a threat to the order on the continent... Its us against Africa, everyone will have it in for us.... We are the new world order on the continent... a badge we wear with much pride...

By-the-way all those 4 stars Mazembe have are fake....! Lost all respect for this team... we can't celebrate a team that works with the mantra of win at all cost...
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