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Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars

Posted: 10 November 2012 Time: 19:59

Orlando Pirates kept up the pressure on Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a 1-0 win over Free State Stars at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

The three points were secured thanks to a superb goal from Sifiso Myeni on the stroke of half-time.

Pirates started the game brightly and could have opened the scoring on 13 minutes through a well-worked set piece routine that handed captain Lucky Lekgwathi a gilt-edged scoring chance, but he directed his effort wide of the mark.

Two minutes later Stars goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene made the first of two excellent saves in the first half, palming away a long range effort from Oupa Manyisa. The second arrived on 29 minutes when a snap shot from Takesure Chinyama looked destined for the back of the net until the Zambian intervened.

Ea Lla Koto very nearly broke the deadlock just past the half hour mark when striker Moeketsi Mvula showed good composure in the box to go round Senzo Meyiwa and tee up Luyolo Nomandela with a well-weighted cross, but the winger’s header rebounded off the upright.

Bucs took the lead on the stroke of the interval, two minutes into added time. Sifiso Myeni showed a touch of class to lift the ball over a challenge from Sadate Ouro-Akoriko before crashing a volley into the back of the net – a truly world-class goal from the Pirates winger.

The hosts looked the likelier scorers in the second half and created a great chance to double the lead on 64 minutes when Myeni provided a fine cross for Chinyama, but the Zimbabwean striker headed over the top from close range.

Though Pirates didn’t really suffer any scares as far as Stars getting an equaliser was concerned, they would have been concerned to see Oupa Manyisa adding to their mounting injury-list as he was stretchered off with just under 10 minutes to play.

Bucs almost made it 2-0 in injury time when Thabo Matlaba picked out Daine Klate on a counter attack, but the no.7 fired his left-footed shot just wide of Mweene’s left-hand post.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:00 pm
Free State Stars 0-1 Galaxy of Stars
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 08:05 pm
MaCowsi now u can make copies of the lig standing. Just to remind yourselves that you was once on top. Behold the end is near. For YOUR JUDGEMENT comes very soon.
"since 1937" of course
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 08:06 pm
I tell u, these are the CHAMPIONS. Bosso ke BUCS.
"Since 1937" of course
posted: 08:08 pm
Congratulations 2 the Gorillas..

Now moving on to better things...SSU vs The Mighty Amakhosi...line-up:
Khune(C),Gaxa, Ritchie, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Katsande, Yeye, JD, Shabba, The Major"ballz" Majoro, Parker

Asiyeni Makhosi...wat do u think of the line up....#K4L
posted: 08:08 pm
Pure world clas goal once again n 3 points in the bag, Up the Bucs . . . SSU is jst plyng 4 formality as thy alrdy seald their points frm the Farmland FC
TMG 2009
posted: 08:11 pm
Eish this is one team that kicks our ass big time, like I said during the week I'm not expecting a win for my beloved KHOSI!!! A draw will do for me and a win will be my bonus...GOODLUCK BOYS just go out there and fight to the bitter end, the nation is behind!!!

Ooh b4 I forget...congratulations to GORILLAS what a classy goal by MYENI!!!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:13 pm
1st & foremost I must pay homage to the legend.... Dr 16V Khumalo.... haa madoda.... sho'... that's what we are missing in our game... what a player... oyesabheka mtungwa... Legend.

As for The Dream Team
My HD PVR has been on rewind over-drive.... what a goal..!! Sifiso hai kona... I can finally declare that he has paid his dues... welcome to The Dream Team..

Ayasha amazambane.... it's on... do you feel the heat...?
posted: 08:14 pm
I knew the rats will start farting I cant stand this>>lets answer them the only way we know how offcourse a win..
posted: 08:19 pm
posted: 08:31 pm
I can tell U now that Chippa United plays better than FSS.......I watched the game and really they were very poor, no intention of winning no nothing. I don't know what all this noise abt Kompela as a gud coach.
posted: 08:33 pm
What a beauty by myeni......the goal is more beautiful than him
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 08:36 pm
World class goal frm a world player ohhh what a goal!
Only 1 point between us and the tortoises coz im definately sure they wont SS tonite
De Bruin!!!
posted: 08:40 pm
Just one game then we on top of em hehehe. Ze 8th will be their funeral.
posted: 08:45 pm
Welldone boys keep up the good work.

Why is RDS so impatient with Takesure? but so understanding with Mabena. Takesure creates scoring chances for himself n he would have scored, he is much more mobile than Mbesuma.
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 08:49 pm
Special goals from special teams nt ama tap-ins frm abofudu
posted: 09:01 pm
Since Zebras are on top we don't sleep well because Zebras fart a lot with their vuvuzelas as they don't mind farting until 03h00 in the morning
posted: 09:02 pm
Well done boys, 3 games in 6 days is no child's play, others would have set up press conferences to say the players are tired and PSL is not fair to them instead of soldiering on. as for the injuries the boys we wish them a speedy recovery within this time when they will be rested for FIFA Games then Telkom cup.
TMG 2009
posted: 09:03 pm
Eish Erusmas doesn't like Khune, he only scores the most beautiful goals against us!!! Zuma as old as u are, u continue to prove ur worth...just hang in there boys, we are fully behind u!!! 2nd half lets try to go for another goal!!!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:05 pm
I really appreciate Takesure's game... especially the cross-field crosses... his awareness of where he is on the field right up there...

He switches play to great effect... he is a potent weapon...
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:17 pm
Cool down, Makakaniya the game still on. It 1-1 long way to go.
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