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PSL match report: Orlando Pirates beat Black Leopards 4-1

Posted: 15 May 2013 Time: 21:26

Black Leopards face either relegation or the play-offs, after being thumped 4-1 by Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night.

Rodney Ramagalela opened the scoring for Leopards but Pirates came back, with Tlou Segolela equalising, a brace from Ndumiso Mabena and the clincher from Oupa Manyisa.

Leopards got off to a flying start, when Ramagalela sent the ball into the roof of the net from outside the box inside four minutes.

But just four minutes later Bucs were back on level terms, when Manyisa played a superb diagonal pass into the box for Segolela to nudge past the onrushing Azwindini Maphaha.

The hosts took the lead in the 19th minute, when Mabena finished with a first time shot at the near post, off a low cross from Mpho Makola.

Maphaha pulled off two great saves to keep scores level, tipping Khetowakhe Masuku’s effort over the crossbar in the 22nd minute, and denying him again six minutes later.

Ramagalela used his strength to get past Ayanda Gcaba in the 31st minute before firing a low shot, but Brighton Mhlongo, who had a great game on debut, dived to his right to keep the ball out.

The Buccaneers increased their lead two minutes later from a free-kick. Manyisa releasing Makola on the left, who crossed the ball for Mabena to finish from the centre of the penalty area.

Lidoda Duvha almost replied just before half-time but Mongezi Bobe was denied by another good save from Mhlongo before Ramagalela blazed the rebound over the crossbar.

The second half was more of the same with the Buccaneers doing most of the attacking.

Rooi Mahamutsa should have added a fourth goal on the hour mark, but after meeting a cross from Masuku he sent his header wide from close range.

Bucs wrapped the game up 20 minutes from time, when Manyisa collected a neat backheel from Mabena before placing the ball past Maphaha from just inside the box to seal a comfortable win.

With one game to play, Leopards stay bottom of the log on 23 points, with Chippa just above them on 25. Ajax Cape Town are third from bottom, on 28 points, and could still be in trouble if they lose their final match and the Chilli Boys win. Lidoda Duvha, however, cannot avoid either last place (automatic relegation) or second last (promotion/relegation play-offs).

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:05 pm
The league is over.
posted: 10:07 pm
That is what I'm talking about!!

Makola kwedin!!! My hero!! With more consistent displays such as these, you will be the most dangerous attacking midfielder in the country.

Hehehe what did I tell you about Mabena playing as a shadow number 9? I'm telling you that our players love to play football. In my attack I'd love having Tlou/Masuka, Makola/Manyama, Myeni/Billiat, Mabena/Erasmus for next season. Those are the 3 signings I'd welcome with open arms.

I've made peace with the turn of events this season. Let's now prepare for the season ahead.

Ahoy ye Buccaneers.
posted: 10:14 pm
What a disgrace people celebrate killing a dead snake! Congratulations on defending the league n your trebble. Even my home boyz COPE striking with 2 grannies would have won against Leopard! They say they won n then...
posted: 10:14 pm
To rats supports stop this yada yada about taking part in caf champions league and about star, what star! Chiefs won the league in 2005 but decided not to participate because it was not making business sense to do so. So not having a star is by choice and having it is by choice and it means nothing afterall.
posted: 10:15 pm
That awkward moment when Pirates starts to win unnecessary games.
The Star 13 years record is hold
posted: 10:16 pm
Fake champions, celebrate a draw!

Would Zebras win treble in a row? I doubts

It is just luck that they won a league after 8 years, thanks to Platinum stars!

Would they be counted among top8 teams in Africa? I doubts

Mighty Bucs is Zebras role models. they will always try to break our records.

Up the Bucs!
posted: 10:16 pm
Well played
Gcaba with his mistakes
Mhlongo looks good
Good performance without presure
Th Black One
posted: 10:18 pm
Good times ahead boys! Billiat and Niang almost done deals! we'll conquer Africa!
Juda de damn killer
posted: 10:26 pm
Nhlanhla khuzwayo is far better than B.Mhlongo. Mxm leopards is useless, ths team doesn't deserves to be in PSL or NFD. Maluti can beat leopards 8-0
Dafatz wa CHAMP!
posted: 10:26 pm
The Star 13 years record is hold
posted: 10:28 pm
Bobby magistrate is waiting 4 you jou moer!

Fake champions, celebrate a draw!

Would Zebras win treble in a row? I doubts

It is just luck that they won a league after 8 years, thanks to Platinum stars!

Would they be counted among top8 teams in Africa? I doubts

Mighty Bucs is Zebras role models. they will always try to break our records.

Up the Bucs!
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:40 pm
I guess it is only eMayfair wr the news ddnt cum, dat Leopards has been dead for a while nw
posted: 10:53 pm
This stupid RDS used only ntsumayelo as a holding mid, bt through out the year he used two holding mid, I bet ma last mandiba, whn we play in CCL he wil go back to tht ####
The Star 13 years record is hold
posted: 11:10 pm
You'll never achieve what Bucs has achieved jou moer!

PHD ( African champ)

Maters degree ( top 8 among African best team)

Honours degree (3ble champ in a row)

You must break the above record as you have only;


Bongo wa makhosi
posted: 11:23 pm
@ 13 years is hold
I want to clear your foolish embecilic mind, for you information Chiefs was celebrating the league which was wrapped before the final day as opposed to what your beloved rats is used to. Chiefs wanted a point from that game and they got it. You seriously need help bro, wake up and smell the cofee. You team's failure to defend a single titles from last two seasons is not Chiefs' fault. Shame on you loser.
Bongo wa makhosi
posted: 11:27 pm
Concentrate on your team's failure to win a silverware in 2012/2013 season than try to intrude in our jubilation. You had your time and now it is our time to dance in joy.
posted: 11:33 pm
Just got home now. From the stadium. I must say, these boys played the kind of football that i have always known pirates to be dishing out. Masuku made my night. Reminded me of why I am a Buccanner. He turned the crowd into a craze. Each time the ball came to him, we had to stop singing. I think he will look at this game as the best he has ever played.
I kept wondering if the Professor Mayambela is watching him do like he does. I'm watching the replay on ss4 now - just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

Anyway, these boys have some wayward tendencies, loosing when not expected to and/or winning when not expected to. I'm glad however, that the season is over and can only hope that the Iron Duke surprises us all with a level headed coach onto whom we can all put our trust and confidence. The warrior-like coach that will lead from the front, not the type "go ahead I'm right behind you". It's been a muddy, sweaty and teary marathon for iBhakaniya. amaKhosi ajabulile - Congratulations. Make hay while it still lasts. Le arameleng le sa tlhabile.
I'll be in Mbombela this weekend, in my ghost colours and with the students.
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 12:01 am
They finished all the goals that we supposed to be scored against Egypty teams on the useless Leopards in the useless match. Shame
posted: 04:01 am
Tltltltltltltltltlt football will amaze u sometimes; i know chiefs won the league n we have congradulated them with broken hearts. But to my amuzement some Of their fans still try hard to compare what chiefs have achieved/ wud achieve this year with what We Trend setters have done in the past. The DTC will never be emulated by any team here in SA even pirates themselves wont repeat tht feat in a decate time.

Once and Always .....Soccer Fanatik
posted: 04:23 am
Pirates players were relaxed today, there was no extra pressure on the players, the passing was good and finishing was good, they always had numbers in the box, which we were failing to do in the previous games.

Up the bucs
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