Paulus Masehe scored against former club Orlando Pirates to hand Free State Stars victory in the Phakisa Cup final.

Free State Stars win Phakisa Cup

Free State Stars win Phakisa Cup

Posted: 5 July 2008 Time: 04:47 pm

Former Orlando Pirates striker Paulus Masehe scored the only goal of the game as Free State Stars won the inaugural Phakisa Cup when they beat the Buccaneers 1-0 in the final in Sasolburg on Saturday afternoon.

Stars reached the final courtesy of a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Kaizer Chiefs, while the Sea Robbers beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their semifinal clash.

Free State Stars enjoyed the better of he opening stages and went ahead in the third minute of the game when Masehe slotted home with a deflected shot following some sloppy defending by Pirates.

Rueben Cloete almost doubled Ea Lla Koto’s lead three minutes later when he latched onto Jimmy Kauleza’s free-kick, but the winger’s header was tipped around the far post by Pirates keeper Robert Modiadie.

Tebelo Mofokeng wasted a glorious opportunity to extend Stars’ lead in the 16th minute when rounded Modiadie, but the striker sent his shot into the side-netting.

Mofokeng again failed to convert a clear chance in the 26th minute when he found himself unmarked inside the Pirates area, but he sent his free header way over the crossbar following a good cross by Cloete.

Lebohang Mokoena should have leveled matters for the Buccaneers in the 34th minute when he was play through on goal, but Stars’ keeper Kennedy Mweene rushed off his line to make a superb block.

The score remained 1-0 at the break.

Stars adopted a more defensive approach in the second half and although Pirates brought on more attacking players, they lacked the creativity to break down the Stars defence.

Until the 90th minute that is, when Thembile Kanono put Sepeke Manamela through on goal, and although the midfielder’s lob beat Mweene, his effort struck the post before being cleared by the Stars defence.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:07 pm
Askies Bakabaka, nice try but damn, you guys can't even win pre-season tournaments, when are y'all gonna win something?????????
Anonymous
posted: 05:50 pm
Is there a difference between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates these days? I think the difference is on the kit colours only?
Anonymous
posted: 07:01 pm
EISH!!!HARDY MABHAKANIYA,AS FOR KAIZER THIEVES"BALAYEKILE"
DYNAROS 1 SUNDOWNS FC 4 MPHELA 2 MONTEIRO 1 BONGANI 1.
"THE SKY IS THE LIMIT"
The Ghost
posted: 01:53 am
Lesego, remember too that the other teams want to win just as bad the is no way in hell they are going to roll over simply because Pirates hasn't won a trophy in ages.
Ganadlha
posted: 07:53 am
no guys you forget something Bucs had only 3day of training under the new coach Rudolf Krol.so he was trying the combination.so far he is happy of what he saw.now he is going to use the 1st scheam he used against Celtic and boost it there and there.so far they are not so bad.as also Chiefs not bad they won last week unlucky this time u c its all about the Game.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 am


Lucky and other loudmouths - bafan ba setlaela lost 2 - 0 to SuperSport United in the final of the Mopani Executive Mayoral cup, in Nkowa Nkowa on Saturday, so shut up
Proffesor
posted: 10:10 am
How can you build a team if you play all ur first team in cups like these. Free State Stars will struggle come the new season. They’ve played in two cups tournaments and they’ve only used their regular players that were playin’ in the league last season. I’m very disappointed by the new coach’s style… it shows that this guy is not takin’ this team anyway… come new season… he will be lost when these players get injured!

They beat Supersport on penalty in that previous cup
Now they’ve beaten Pirates in the past weekend cup

Come on coach… this is wer you test the young players!
Anonymous
posted: 11:48 am
Proff I am impressed, u not bad analysts after all. I wish to see more of these comments from you. How do u win narrowly to teams that are 90% testing their teams when you have 100% regular players on your team. It now makes it easier for other teams to plan for Free state coz they know what to expect before the season even start.
Anonymous
posted: 11:55 am
Guys remember teams objective of these preseason Cups. Big teams use them to uproot new talent. The Doctors, the Jabus, Tebzas and a lot more of these players were showcased at these cup. No time to be testing players during the season and during big cups. It is imperative to do it now while there is no pressure. the winner in these games are team that manage to identify more player and build strong team for the season.
Anonymous
posted: 12:27 pm
some things are becoming a norm to some teams when are we going to see some changes?????????
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