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PSL match report: Orlando Pirates lose to AmaZulu

Posted: 8 August 2013 Time: 21:04

A Bongani Ndulula strike was enough to give AmaZulu their first away win over Orlando Pirates in 20 years in their opening match of the 2013/14 League season.

Ndulula scored against his own team in the first half, after a great solo run, to give Usuthu the three points, while visiting goalkeeper Aubrey Mathibe put in a Man of the Match performance.

The first chance of the match fell to new Bucs signing Kermit Erasmus, who forced Mathibe into a save in only the third minute.

With the home team pressing tirelessly, an unmarked Happy Jele should have headed home in the 13th minute after a teasing cross from William Twala from the right flank, but he failed to convert.

Another disappointing finish followed for Hele around the half hour mark as he watch a shot go over the bar.

With Bucs going forward in numbers, Usuthu got a chance to break and Ndulula danced past two Pirates defenders with ease before a stunning finish.

Bucs could have levelled two minutes before half-time when Erasmus hit a shot slightly off target after a Sifiso Myeni free-kick.

After Pirates’ early dominance, AmaZulu slowly settled into the game but their neat passing was fruitless as they struggled to break down the Pirates defence.

Erasmus tried a number of close-range efforts in the second half, but none could beat Mathibe.

With 25 minutes to play another chance went begging for Pirates when the ball fell kindly for Matlaba at the edge of the box, but he pulled his shot across the face of the goal.

Towards the end of the match Andile Jali had a chance skewed the ball over the bar.

The last chance fell to Matlaba, but it was not to be as he was denied again by Mathibe.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:20 pm
Back to reality for the Rats,this is the PSL not CAF CL! A goal from a former Rat and a M-o-M from a Rainer Dinkelaker(Chiefs) product.#AmakhosiAjabulile#
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:20 pm
I am having fun with these Gorillas.

Khama Billiant and KickOff showing Pirate a middle finger....
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 09:20 pm
Segolela was not even on the bench........

That guy is suffering
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 09:20 pm
Hahahahahahaha......watching Chibuku FC play tonite reminded me of the days of Papic. Lot's of running on the pitch for 90 minutes like headless chickens without any imagination.
gotze gunagan olivier torres
posted: 09:21 pm
Enzan amazulu manje? Lmfao the rats are bck in de stinking holes
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:21 pm
I think Sunday SS will knock us out, and I hope that will be enough for Irvin to kick Roger out
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 09:21 pm
The best Goal Keepers are made in Naturena,that is no secret

Mathibe was home made in Naturena Man of the Match perfomance(now thats Gold)

Ama defending strikers la, Pirates strikers are toothless,Gabuza is pending
Erny13 wa Lekhosi
posted: 09:21 pm
Amazulu were not on fasting they ate b 4 a game unlike Al ahly .
KC for Lyf
posted: 09:21 pm
Hehehehehe we now approaching second Star keep on playin Champions League, we r reclaiming the Glory!
Jealous Down
posted: 09:21 pm
It started again, 7 games no win spell in the PSL is coming back.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:22 pm
Khulekani Madondo.........The Kaizer Chiefs gods are calling your name....

Where was Manyisa?.....The youngest grandpa in the world.....
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 09:22 pm
How many people were in that giant stadium tonite dimpya ke lona ? When Chiefs play there Chibuku FC like talking shi*t about the attendance. Please tell us bloody dagga smokers .
posted: 09:23 pm
Amazulu aninyisile mabhawcaniya,nisazoyizwa induku,phela ayikho I Ramadan la ku psl njengase egypt,nikhuluma too much nisazokhala nishaywa nize nishayelwe kwi home ground yeni.Yeye iyeza I supersport on sunday kusazonuka e mayfair.................
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 09:23 pm
Bolaya Mazulu bolaya. Ke dimpya dilo tseo ! Bolayaaaaaa..... !
posted: 09:23 pm
I saw Billiat wearing jersey number 10, the one that Prince Jomo used to wear along Tsamaya street in Mamelodi West while Ndulula was nduliling amarats.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 09:24 pm
Jonah was sent to Nineveh instead of going there he went to Tarshish.
It is the same thing that 'Abrahams Rodger' is doing, he was asked to lead rats to the championship but he is leading them straight to number 16.
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 09:24 pm
Heeee mara uKhoza....

Because we started by beating amazulu in the first game, Khoza cooks the fixture to have amazulu as rats first game.....hehehehhhhhhe

Trrrrrrrr PHA!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:24 pm
1532 supporters in FNB Stadium?

Ja ne.......I rest my case..
Phrank Lukas
posted: 09:25 pm
I'll comment after sunday's game,,,mute.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 09:26 pm
Errors-Mouse,Knoroxx & Caroline Mbebeni, doing what they do best.

R.Kelly was wearing a KC jersey, he poked his finger into Khoza's gap to move the game to FNB, where 200 fans including players,officials and ground staff were there hehehe
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