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Tlou Segolela cancels out Mark Haskins' goal

Posted: 18 September 2010 Time: 17:03

Tlou Segolela scored 10 minutes from time as Orlando Pirates drew 1-1 with Bidvest Wits.

Mark Haskins had give Wits the lead 11 minutes earlier but, on the balance of play, Bucs deserved a share of the spoils.

After a quiet start in which Wits dominated possession but were unable to create any clear scoring chances, the game gradually began to come to life, with Andile Jali firing the first warning shot with an effort that flew just over the crossbar.

Moeneeb Josephs then made two terrific saves to keep his team on level terms – turning away efforts from Wits midfielders David de Oliveira and Sifiso Myeni in the 22nd and 31st minutes respectively.

Yet the save of the game undoubtedly came from Energy Murambadoro, who tipped away a Chiukepo Msowoya shot that looked destined to ripple the back of the net.

The Buccaneers came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a 39th-minute free-kick from Teko Modise that rattled the underside of the crossbar and bounced away to safety.

The early exchanges in the second half were somewhat scrappy, but it was the home team on top, pressuring Bucs in midfield and enjoying plenty of possession, though too often their final ball was poor.

Just before the hour-mark the Clever Boys did finally play a good ball into the box as Michael Morton crossed from the left, and it very nearly resulted in a goal – Geoffrey Sserunkuma got ahead of defender Ruben Cloete, but his header rebounded off the upright.

Ten minutes later Wits were rewarded for their persistence. Right-back Katlego Pule floated in a cross from the flank that Josephs seemed to lose sight of, and Haskins leapt ahead of the keeper to head home into an empty net.

Yet Wits’ lead lasted only until the 80th minute. Pirates broke free down the right through Thulasizwe Mbuyane, who drilled in a flat, hard cross that Murambadoro come off his line to try and intercept but completely missed – substitute Segolela needed only to direct his header on target to score and duly did so.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:06 pm
People must stop judjing Teko because they will loose talent a nation.
posted: 05:12 pm
I suported Krol ever since he came 2 op bt after the dull game against wits i agree with those who wuld lyk 2c him leave. We cant beat chiefs nor sundowns with lacklustre perfomance.thanks 4 nothing,all cried out
posted: 06:12 pm
Teko Modise was back to his best today...Thanks to those fans who booo him last week.

The "Navigator" has managed to handle the pressure & pull his head high. His name was constantly called by the fans in the stands.
posted: 06:15 pm
Come next week in the MTN 8,,,Teko "Maradona, The Navigator" Modise is going to destroy the Chimps defence into pieces!!!
posted: 06:17 pm
Cha nami i agree with those who are saying krol must go this guy always make a rong sub njalo and why was otorogu nt even on the bench and why we kept chansa on coz he was out of form, why cloete always out of position is he a left wing or a left back and i believe we need a 442 formation nt 4411 krol mst go!!!
posted: 06:21 pm
i dont know man.op is too much for one krol.we just seem to be huffing and puffing,all ado about nothing kinda football.there is no clear vision of how we are supposed to get a win.its high time the dutch mentor was deported to orania.
posted: 06:29 pm
Kidkuku7, teko will destroy kc in ur wet dreams.
posted: 06:33 pm
Ya guys ths man krol is killing us, Why he put quality players if esefuna i iqualiser, kanti yena udlalela uku equaliser yini.
posted: 06:35 pm
i ws nt impressed by bucs players 2day we wnt a win not draws its frustrating since we r goin 2 the 2nd keg of the mtn8.
posted: 06:38 pm
whts wrong wth krol? he hs gt the best players bt he dnt hv a winning combination, y keep sm1 whos nt doin his job properly!
posted: 06:40 pm
those mentally unstable chips lunatics must just shut up.they re fools n knw nothing abt soccer.
posted: 07:07 pm
Homeboy ua the only khosi fan who loves teko,all this fools are not concernedabt teko mara wena obua kayena,wamorata ntsha man tell the truth and shame the devil mpinch.Teko played well today.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 07:13 pm
hehehehe,how many times mus Krol campagn 2 b fired bt he doesnt get elected?We wont go anywer wit dis guy,drawn 3 matches in a row,how r we supoz 2 bit chips if we cant score mo than one goal in a match?I luv Pirates wit my heart bt i feel Krol has jus broken my bones n cant cope wit watchin bucs play dull soccer.We need 2 goals on sunday bt hey sh*t hapens
posted: 07:52 pm
Where is the "Terminator" Mabalane? The guy has got the skill,pace and the winning mentality but he is overlooked. "Teko Modise" does not deserve to be on the starting line up for the team because he has lost form.Management "PLEASE LET KROL and ROSSLE do their job freely"
posted: 08:31 pm

hehehehe - classic
posted: 09:06 pm
Krol I'm tired of ur unnecessary draws! Mr Duke pleas gv ths guy his clearance as he dd to our player Mokoena(prtes dvlopmnt) we hv lot of good quality players n pirates suppose to b a gud squad ryt nw( we hv Mayambela,Manyisa,schawlvyk n many) those r players who r hungry fo the game. Bt he keep on doin same stupid thng! Pls Sir bring atleast Papic bk.
posted: 09:36 pm
Hady hadi hard kunzima Mabhakabhaka. Don't blame krol u rather blame yo playaz.
posted: 10:19 pm
Am suprised why de rats fans blame de coach. I thot management is de 1 giving de coach de startng line up. Give management their clearance 1st. Khosi 4 lyf.
posted: 01:31 am
man,it hurts me to c mdledle playn so good at sandawana.......krol,how cn u let go of th best lefback in psl?
posted: 08:40 am
Why does Segolela always comes on as a
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