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Posted: 15 May 2008 Time: 2:32 pm

After playing seven games without a win, Orlando Pirates coach Owen Da Gama is happy that Bucs have finally broken their poor run when they beat Free State Stars 3-1 at Goble Park yesterday.

Bucs, who last recorded a win against Mamelodi Sundowns two months ago, came out with their guns blazing and deserved the victory against Ea Lla Koto.

Da Gama said they will fight as if their lives depend on the game when face they AmaZulu on Sunday to increase their chances of qualifying for the top 8 at the end the end of the season.

“It was never going to be easy playing on such a bumpy pitch, but the boys showed great character to come back with the three points.

“We have not lost hope of qualifying for top 8.”

Da Gama also praised his two strikers yesterday, Rudzani Ramudzuli and Gilbert Mushangazhike for their excellent performances up front yesterday.

“Rudzani has been doing well at training and deserved his chance yesterday. Gilbert did not play against Chiefs, but we had a friendly game on Monday where he scored three goals and that was enough for both players to raise their hands that they wanted to play against Free State Stars.”

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates captain Lehlohonolo Seema has also expressed his delight to be back in action after being away from football for more than two months due to a head injury.

“It’s nice to be back and I was happy with my performance yesterday even though I am still lacking in terms of match fitness.

“It was also nice to win against Free State Stars after such a long time. We have not been doing well in the past few games and we badly needed the win. I am sure that we will be able to end the season on a good note by beating AmaZulu on Sunday.”

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 02:43 pm
SHAYA MABHAKABHAKA AFTER USUTHU IS MANCHESTER HAHAHAHA
Anonymous
posted: 02:50 pm
KICK OFF is laying last win for PIRATESnt against SUNDOWNS it was against CELTIC.i know that KICK OFF dont like SUNDOWNS anyway i dont care thas way there is no article about the CHAMPIONS.U are full of wrong information.damn i can do better job even if im not quelified.
Anonymous
posted: 02:54 pm
pirates will qualify for the top 8! all they have to do is beat amazulu on sunday. well, and hope that two clubs between arrows, swallows, platinum and free state dont get points. that is highly possible.
Anonymous
posted: 02:55 pm
i hope after the run of defeats da gama will stop talking too much. up the bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 03:01 pm
Soccer Critic ( Tivani); WHY ARE U SO STUPID BOY?? PLZ TELL ME MAYBE I CAN HELP U
Dave10
posted: 03:04 pm
Not top8 finish for Bucs! anybody for a bet?
Anonymous
posted: 03:05 pm
NDIVHUWO

Now everyone can see that u r the only lost molecule in this site. But anywhere I don’t blame you. If you go to sunflowers website you always get 3 months old news in their first page as the headlines.
Anonymous
posted: 03:12 pm
TIVANI
I thought u were true PIRATES suppoter u prove me wrong.PIRATES last win was against CELTIC in BLOMFONTEIN ,MARCH was month.and the game between SUNDOWNS and ABO-MAGOGO was in FEB.dont worry my boy the DR will teach u the soccer.
Anonymous
posted: 03:14 pm
mabhakabhaka is back!
Anonymous
posted: 03:16 pm
it helps to be humble sometimes. where is jomo. he's gone to the dogs.
Anonymous
posted: 03:20 pm
Teko Modise joining Pirates said he wanna win things,pirates last won a silverware a decade ago, and am afraid to tell u dad u gonna wait 4 another decade to taste that,u joined a wrong team bra Pirates instead of chiefs e.g mandla masango yr signed 2007 honours telkom knock out champ. Innocent mdledle yr signed 2004 or maybe 2005. honours none. another eg. jabu Mahlangu last won Silverware while was still Jabu Pule as Kaizer chiefs player.pls bra do wise thing b 4 is too late ask Jimmy Tau.
Anonymous
posted: 03:21 pm
NDIVHUWO is got mad cow disease. please do not comment to his eleborations.On monday he said that Supersport built a Super Stadium, he is so uninformed, and he went to further to say that Chiefs were not in the top 8 whilest they where no. 6. Since then I do not take him serious. Sometimes last month he went to The Nigerian Kickoff and insulted them to a point they started calling us(South Africans) names. There is something wrong with this uninformed boy
Anonymous
posted: 03:26 pm
Shapa Pirates Shapa!
Anonymous
posted: 03:27 pm
22 March - Pirates 1 Celtic 0; 5 March - Pirates 3 Sundcake 1 (Peter N)
Anonymous
posted: 03:31 pm
Elliot it's better to titles fair like Sunflower that to be given it on the Silver platter.How many trophies did Ace Ngcobo hand over to CHIPS?
Anonymous
posted: 03:36 pm
Bucs we wish you good luck ko super14....
Anonymous
posted: 03:55 pm
SHAME POOR ACE Bucs will beat Amazulu but they won't qualify for top eight.Bucs need miracles to 4top 8.PSL must change the rules to accomodate Pirates,if the team wins will get 6points instead of 3points.Bye bye Bucs we will watch you on super 14 next season.
Anonymous
posted: 03:56 pm
Samuel: 2008-05-15 15:27

22 March - Pirates 1 Celtic 0; 5 March - Pirates 3 Sundcake 1 (Peter N).

Lunatics, stop misinforming people. You've got the decency to say DR Ndivhuwo has a mad cow disease. The last game Pirates won prior to yesterday was against Celtic at Seisa Ramabodu stadium on 05/03/2008, and the Sundowns game was on 20/02/2008. It's sickening to learn that Pie-rats supporters don't know this. Oh I know why! Their win against us (Sundowns) was the best thing that has happened to them this season, and to them it feels like it happened yesterday. As for ODG, stop talking to much. First was, We have a chance of winning the league,to, we have an outside chance of winning the league. Was followed by, at least will be in the top 8. Now its, we have an outside chance of making the top eight depending on results of other teams on Sunday.
Anonymous
posted: 04:02 pm
I'm not a Buccaneer but I'd like to congratulate you guys for the brilliant performance against Free State Stars. You displayed world class football as usual but this time, you were rewarded for your hard work.
Anonymous
posted: 04:08 pm
I'M TIRED OF ARGUING WITH O-TIVANI. I ASKED YOU THIS MORNING IF YOU ARE STILL STUDYING. STUDY HARD AND DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!!

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