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AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates end goalless

Posted: 10 November 2010 Time: 21:45

AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates drew 0-0 in a League match on Wednesday evening.

Pirates showed no signs of leg-weariness after their successful exertions against SuperSport United in the Telkom Cup on Saturday night and started this match full of running.

The AmaZulu defence was on high alert from the start as their opponents ran at them at will. Daine Klate and Chiukepo Msowoya put some strain on the AmaZulu back-four in early exchanges.

But it was Msowoya who was the stand-out figure in the first half; the Malawian striker had some great chances to put the Buccaneers ahead but squandered the lot.

In the 17th minute the AmaZulu marking failed to pick him up but he directed his header from Mbuyane’s cross wide.

Msowoya could have made amends five minutes later instead he placed another header off the mark, on this occasion Happy Jele supplied the cross.

Mbuyane powered past Bukasa Kasongo on the right flank in the 36th minute and played a pass into the path of Msowoya.

The striker in turn shrugged off the attentions of defender Carlington Nyandombo and drilled a low shot, but Mbongeni Mzimela in the AmaZulu goals produced an outstanding one-handed save.

By this time Pirates were in a rampant mood and attacked their hosts at will. And from one scramble in the AmaZulu box, the ball broke to Pirates’ Clifford Ngobeni who was position some 25 metres away; the midfielder unleashed a powerful which didn’t miss the target by much, just before the interval.

In spite of still holding the lion’s share of possession in the second half, Pirates were not able to make any purposeful raid which would produce a goal, apart from a well hit strike from Klate that flew just past target in the 75th minute.

AmaZulu were content with absorbing the pressure from their guests and were not able to test Moneeb Josephs throughout this encounter.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:07 pm
"obvious" that's what some idiot said earlier.
posted: 10:15 pm
music to my ears...nizofa induku ngelinye ilanga.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:25 pm
We were told that Pierats will win by 3-0 or more. Ok, i hear that Msowoya was not playing. That is why.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:27 pm
From what I saw there is nothing to fear from those so-called quality players. They are a bunch of palookas. I will only take them seriously the day they overhaul the mighty KC on the log standings.
posted: 10:32 pm
a draw isnt that bad, three points on Saturs
posted: 10:39 pm
KROL IS A COW! his late substitutions leav much to be desired. i hope he wont mak the sam mistak on saturday.
posted: 11:04 pm
Tzozo u r very angry man, pirates is not responsible for what happened to ur team. My advice to u before u sleep, just bash ur big head on the wall and u will feel better.
posted: 11:16 pm
nothn mch abt è game,as usual late subs,cud hv brout è 3 subs at aroun 60-65 minuts to allw playrs lyk Tlou n Mayambela to gain momentum of è gam,é gam cud hv bn won 4rm è bench,jst dt it sims è blind stil leads è blind
posted: 03:24 am
Pirates is on form n i love it as a fan wait until derby we will see what sea robbers can do
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 04:06 am
This person writing this match report must really be high on something, the dose must be reduced. He is talking about four clear cut chances for Msowoya, in which game.

As for the coach, win or no win, he is indeed a Cow, second to Mutombo.Bcause Pirates won MTN8 we have to stomach Kraal's mediocrity and lack of insight.Still think he must go, he still remains unpopular for his unpopular decisions. Five points lost between two lousy teams.

On paper, with the kind of players we have, Pirates should be cruising to collect the Absa Premier league but with the choices this COW is making, we really making it difficult for ourself.

As for Mbuyane, I suspect he runs all the errands for the coach(washing Kraal's car, collecting children from school..etc), cannot understand how possible such a liability can remain for 90 minutes on the pitch when players who are likely to score are substituted. This boy is not a Pirates material, he gets lucky once in a while but a liability in a long run.

Where is Otorogu? Where was Chansa, cause really he was more supportive to Msowoya than Mbuyane. Actually this liability only managed one cross into the box the first half he only. His successful pass completion rate is so low it puzzles me why he is even on the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the only difference between us and Chips will be that , we will parade our players(including the liability) and they will parade their coach at work because they certainly do have a coach unlike us.
posted: 05:34 am
Nx! I hate this coach,he is indeed tactically poor,what was mbuyane doing in that line up??,he made late subs....mxm krol is useless.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 07:33 am
@Bhaka4life, you are 100% right....

Where is Chansa, Teko,

The substitutions were late.

Clifford Ngobeni saved the day for us.
Swona Champ!
posted: 07:45 am
not bad, this and the cabbage game, were the most difficult games so far, think before a soweto derby, PSL must not fixture this teams for midweek game, these players are human, they cannot help but their hearts were on saturday's game, hard luck chimps, you cracked, you need a special nerve to lift your selves, as my team OP, Ngobeni needed to be given a break, he was loosing a ball he should not! hope he'll do better on saturday!
posted: 07:54 am
krol can be a good coach if he learns how to change a game to pirates favour through subs .......... thats the only weakness he got apart from favourism and he should start to introduce teko in mbuyane position...... Teko is a good player lets give him game time so that he see how he can gain his position back on the national team...Schalkwky also got an eye for goal ha should be consider also.
posted: 07:59 am
@swona you are right ....... mr krol have this tendency of over working players wen we have capable players on the bench.... He over played teko through out the other season and nw he aint playing him.. he will do the same to Jali and Ngobeni and Klates .......Sekgolela need 90 minutes once in a while and also mayambela.... and schalkwyk should be introduced again I personally fill the boy can help pirates big time he got the eye for goals
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:00 am
Afta yestaday,i tink this ting cald Mabalane is jus useless,Mbuyane is better off as winger,check hw many crosses he had on da rite while ur so cald winger ha none.Krol's substitution is late n,y dnt u try Mbuyane as winger n hav Ontorogu supotin Msoyoa.Wat typ of soccer is Mayambela playin?Guys Mbuyane is a gud winger playd out of position
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:08 am
I change my mind again,Krol is not a coach,wat wil hapen if thoz playas burn out?we dnt hav back up playas coz of late subs,i tink Krol s back 2 his stubon self which created last sezin's slump n i smel same ting hapenin.I think we win coz of galaxy of stars nt ur coach's tactics
Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 08:09 am
The biggest problem with our coach Krol is making too late substitutions to make any difference in a game, generally his inability to read the game properly is appalling. I don't think he is a bad coach though.
posted: 08:10 am
@swona you are right ....... mr krol have this tendency of over working players wen we have capable players on the bench.... He over played teko through out the other season and nw he aint playing him.. he will do the same to Jali and Ngobeni and Klates .......Sekgolela need 90 minutes once in a while and also mayambela.... and schalkwyk should be introduced again I personally fill the boy can help pirates big time he got the eye for goals
Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 08:15 am
I don't agree with this nonsense called continuity whereby players will be fielded every match even if they are tired for the sake of the so-called continuity.
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