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Bidvest Stadium
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Referee: Kulasander Qongqo
Orlando Pirates
  • (56) Siyabonga Sangweni
  • (73) Thabo Matlaba

Pirates grab the advantage

Posted: 17 August 2014 Time: 02:25 pm

Orlando Pirates have one foot in the MTN8 Final after a 2-0 away win against Bidvest Wits in their semi-final, first leg match at Bidvest Stadium today.

Defenders Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo Matlaba were the goal heroes, scoring after the break following the dullest of opening halves.

Thulani Hlatshwayo and Daine Klate had shots sail over the bar before Sangweni missed the first 45 minutes’ best chance, heading wide from a corner-kick.

However, he did not make the same mistake on 55 minutes, volleying home Daine Klate’s corner after the Wits defenders fluffed their lines.

Toriq Losper looked to have equalised soon after when he connected with Sibusiso Vilakazi’s cross, but Senzo Meyiwa was at his best to deny the former Ajax Cape Town man from close range.

Pirates then further strengthened their position in the 73rd minute when Matlaba showed blistering pace to outsprint the defence and slot under the body of Jackson Mabokgwane. 

The Buccaneers had a few more half-chances towards the end of the match as Wits pushed forward, but the match finished 2-0, handing Vladimir Vermezovic’s team the advantage leading into the second leg next week.

Article by: KICK OFF

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

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@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:43:29

Very scappy game probably expected when playing. Gaving hunts team

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-17 13:44:00

this game ya bora, im switching to food channel or dysney junior.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:44:37

What exactly suit him?

gene peace
posted: 2014-08-17 13:46:35

switching to Emmanuel.tv

posted: 2014-08-17 13:48:53

This Bidvest stadium must be disqualified from hosting PSL matches..

It's very confined..players can't even run at full speed before they overrun the pitch...corner kicks, goal kicks, you can't hit the ball hard...it's like a practice pitch.

posted: 2014-08-17 13:49:22

I think he should be a ball boy or tattoo designer

posted: 2014-08-17 13:50:56

Longaneng PSL must do sumthing if we call PSL big league there is lot of stadiums we are not in burundi or ghana 

posted: 2014-08-17 13:52:44

I really don't see what's happening here..... I'm lost

posted: 2014-08-17 13:53:14

khozatin Longaneng very frustrating indeed...look at how confused players are!!!

posted: 2014-08-17 13:54:21

Dats y teams like pirates n chiefs sometimes struggle in Des stadium

posted: 2014-08-17 13:54:52

@Bongz # Bucs After chowing a nice p.ussy you go like "what a f.uck"

.......After reading your comment you go like "what da phuq"...

I mean like really, weather n pitch not suiting Erasmus???

posted: 2014-08-17 13:56:52

Talk abt ratties Baba,exclude Khosination in this!!!

posted: 2014-08-17 13:56:54

the midfield is the most confusing part..is issa playing as a false#5 or assisting bibo in the middle? why is makola palying wide instead of playing behind manyisa and erusmus? buccaneer your midfield is like a circus. .bibo is playing defensive and attacking all by himself. .sarr is stuck next to sangweni and rooi..no movement going forward whatsoever

Buccaneers 8109
posted: 2014-08-17 13:57:50

Very boring game. I wish I focused on something than this game

posted: 2014-08-17 13:59:00

I dont see Pirates winning here....i dnt understand why do we hv to field this guy Issa cz he is slowly...we need to change our mid...Myeni for Issar, Qalinge in for Klate....shift Makola to the central mid and put Myeni on the wing

posted: 2014-08-17 13:59:30

VV is trying to avoid conceding rather than scoring as if the goals in Orlando are guaranteed smh

posted: 2014-08-17 13:59:55

@Bongz # Bucs Hahahahaha, my weekend made....Erasmus is under da weather and suffocated by da pitch..l0l ..............................K4L

posted: 2014-08-17 14:00:15

Longaneng khozatin That stadium is meant for wits student who play varsity league not big games 

posted: 2014-08-17 14:03:17

Eish this ratties,if they win games in this stadium they don't complain...But now they are complaining abt the same stadium and here l only see rattex overdose.

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-17 14:03:29

Kanti what is this total football, am still waiting.

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