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Pirates beat Al Ahly in CAF Champions League

Posted: 4 August 2013 Time: 18:27

Orlando Pirates beat Al Ahly 3-0 in their Champions League clash in Egypt to go top of Group A.

AC Leopards beat Zamalek in the other Group A match, 1-0, meaning Bucs go to the top of Group A on four points (+3 goal difference).

Leopards have four points too, with +1 goal difference, while Zamalek have one point (-1 goal difference) and Al Ahly one point (-3 goal difference).

After some good build-up play early on, Al Ahly came close when Shehab Ahmed found himself in space, but he hit his shot just wide.

Pirates opened the scoring against the run of play, after some fantastic passing between Thandani Ntshumayelo and Collins Mbesuma resulted in Ntshumayelo finishing clinically from 14 metres out.

The visitors sat back a little after the opener, and were lucky not to concede on 17 minutes, when Saad Samir had a shot on target after a scramble resulting from a free-kick, but Lucky Lekgwathi cleared the ball off the goal line.

On the half-hour mark Mbesuma came agonisingly close with a free-kick, and a few minutes later Andile Jali brought down Ahmed Abdul Zaher in the box and Ahly were awarded a penalty.

However, the Egyptian giants were denied an equaliser by Senzo Meyiwa, who made a brilliant diving save to deny Walid Soliman from the spot.

Al Ahly were then reduced to 10 men when Ahmed Abdul Zaher was shown a second yellow just before half-time.

Pirates got their second and third goals in            quick succession. First, Daine Klate was fouled in the box by Ahmed Fathi, and Jali coolly converted the penalty.

Three minutes later Jali turned provider, flicking the ball on for Sifiso Myeni to latch onto, round the keeper and toe-poke home.

Lennox Bacela almost added a fourth on 78 minutes, but his shot hit the crossbar.

Previous comments on this story...

lloyee
posted: 11:08 am
Shappppppppppppa bhaka bhaka shappppppa ne need a stiker up front sumthing missing there let just hope billiat is cum to bucs family
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:14 am
Mr_B

posted: 11:04 am | Report

Very happy for Orlando Pirates F.C. As a Khosi fan I together with many South African's supported Pirates yesterday as the need to rally behind one of our own was instrumental in ensuring that a South African team continues on this journey and possibly become the champions of African club football. This would be a great boost for football in our country.

What bothers me though is that many of the Pirates supporters in this forum are not celebrating the achievements of their team but rather looking at ways to attack a team that was not even part of this tournament.

I urge you football loving people of South Africa to celebrate this achievement by Orlando Pirates.

Once again from a Khosi fan, well done Orlando Pirates. You have truly made our nation proud.
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Sure Khosi.....its unfortunate that Many Khosi fans are anti pirates in this journey....the told us we wont even go past the preliminary round and when we did, we were told how weak is Djabal, Khosi fans the told us that we wont proceed from the first round against the Zambians and we did and soon they told us how useless was Zanaco, then it was the second round, we were told that our Journey ends with Mazembe but our boys against all odds qualified for group stage....I thought the hatred will cool down but no, the Khosi fans will not tired and give up......When we were drawn in the group of death against the champions, the mighty Al Alhy and their rivalry Zamalek, we were told we wont even get one point in the group, now we top the group........there are few sober Khosi fans like you the rest hate, wish we lose an are knocked out of the competition thats why it seems like we are attacking chiefs which did not play the match.
thembelanixonya
posted: 11:17 am
Go #### bucs am pleased the way bucaneers show their confidence in thee secondhalf n Roger must not defend very deep COME AMAZULU TO GET YUOR SWEETS 3 NOT SHRAING!
kaizer xi
posted: 11:20 am
Into enhle iyangconywa welldone
kickoff session
posted: 11:21 am
PieRats win was Gr8, They have used Maluti FC textbooks to beat Giants of Africa.

It not yet over Mabhakajuju, zizabuya
GiantMidget
posted: 11:25 am
here is another fool:
@shadowforlife beating hungry people..how can bucs celebrate by beating hungry people?
is this the first time we have ramandal or ramandan in this world?
Did you read the article or you just enjoy farting all over the blog?
do you want us to arrange with 1st lady to give you soccer knowledge?
Do you have any idea what africa and the world says about OPFC right now?
How did the same team win Caf last year while fasting "I told the players these circumstances are obligatory and we have to deal with it. I told them we had difficult conditions last year and yet we won the Champions League. So we have to work under any condition.”
shovas
posted: 11:42 am
@QueenMaminzela
THESE BELOW ARE FACTS UR HIGHNESS. Pity Chiefs fans led by the CV CHEF/Baxter cant tell between FACTS AND OPINIONS.

FACT PIRATES HAS MOERED ALL THESE AFRICAN GIANTS BELOW:

MAZEMBE
ASEC MIMOSA
RAJA CASABLANCA
ZANACO
ASANTE KOTOKO
BBC LIONS
SHOOTING STARS
AL AHLY
ENYIMBA
WE HAVE MANY VICTIMS IN AFRICA, WE'RE KNOWN ALL OVER. Unlike VILLAGE CHAMPIONS Kaizer chiefs who CHOKE CAF tournaments.

WHO KNOWS CHIEFS BLACK LEOPARDS, BAROKA, UMTHATHA BUSH BUCKS,SANTOS ETC...All these RELEGATED TEAMS WERE HOODOO TEAMS TO zebras/belittling these Moegoes :D
@Bongz
posted: 11:52 am
lets not forget Senzo...this boy is collecting Penalities lately......Khune should take notes
Mr_B
posted: 12:12 pm
@ Treble brace Champ "Superbrand"posted: 11:14 am | Report

I understand and I agree with your reply to my comment and that is the main reason why I wrote what I wrote.

For a while now I have been monitoring the comments for a few articles that are uploaded on this website. The common trend is that football lovers seem to have lost respect for each other which when one looks at some of the stories it does not really make sense.

There was a story about Kagiso Dikgacoi once and the comments that were placed by people had nothing to do with the story but Chiefs vs. Pirates vs. Sundowns?

When the national team plays we give credit to Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns players but not the team as a whole. Any similarly when the team does not do well we once again forget that its a National Team and blame either Chiefs, Sundowns or Pirates depending on the players that either made a mistake in the game or were fielded on the day.

We don't have National Pride in this case which is a real concern.

Going back to the Pirates victory this past weekend. The best form of celebration against those who did not have faith, those who thought you were there to make up the numbers is for Pirates to continue doing what they have been doing and making us football lovers and the nation as a whole proud. That in itself is punishment enough for the haters, trust me it's egg in their faces right there. You've already hit back through the progress you have made in this competition and the rest of us will continue to rally behind the Buccaneers till the end....
Kaymo
posted: 12:37 pm
While we conquer Africa, the zebras are conquering some zoo in Mpumalanga province!!
TeeCee
posted: 12:41 pm
where are the rats who always nimble at their own rodent de sa. come out of the bloody holes and lets we hear what you have to say.
evm001
posted: 12:52 pm
Well done Bucs........you have gone through where no-one has, beating the mighty African champs in Ahly. This brings back old memories where a their goal keeper once beaten the well respected Brian Baloyi from his own half to score. Now Bucs have one over them
DK7 PSL Winner
posted: 01:25 pm
let's go out there and conquer Africa,up the Bucs now and forever,
All4Bucs
posted: 02:13 pm
FACT: Orlando Pirates is the 1st South African team to score 100 goals in #CAFChampionsLeague. Myeni's goal was the 100th one. #UpTheBucs
Mpofana Eeeeeeenhle
posted: 05:11 pm
Congratulations maBhakaniya, u made us proud as S Africans!!
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