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Orlando Pirates AC Leopards CAF Champions League

Posted: 14 September 2013 Time: 15:02

Orlando Pirates lost 1-0 to AC Leopards in the CAF Champions League in Congo on Saturday, leaving Group A wide open.

The Sea Robbers went down to Dimitri Bissik's 72nd minute strike in Dolisie.

The result sees Leopards join Bucs and Al Ahly at the summit, with the latter having a chance to move clear if they defeat Zamalek on Sunday.

In a goalless opening period, Pirates striker Lennox Bacela had a great chance to score but the ex-Bloemfontein Celtic man volleyed off target off a cross from Patrick Phungwayo.

Earlier, Daine Klate drilled a free-kick straight at Leopards goalkeeper Lawrence Ngome, while at the other end Bhebey Ndey shot wide, with Buccaneers keeper Senzo Meyiwa also making a smart stop to keep his team in it at one stage.

Leopards showed intent after the restart, and eventually got their reward when Bissik fired the ball past a back-tracking Meyiwa after the gloveman - who was making his 100th Bucs outing - failed to gather a corner.

Bafana Bafana winger Klate threatened with a late free-kick, which went narrowly wide, but the hosts held firm to claim the three points.

Orlando Pirates starting XI: Meyiwa, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Phungwayo, Sangweni, Masalesa, Manyisa, Myeni, Klate, Mbuyane, Bacela.

Leopards starting XI: Ngomé, Nzamba, Moubhio, Miangounina, Bissiki, Lakolo, Gandzé, Niemba, Ntela, Mouzita, Ndey.

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SencoPation
posted: 2013-09-15 07:54:10

One for all. All for one.

We will still be at Orlando next weekend. We are still hatching those chickens. The counting is still in full swing. We may be down kodwa asikapheli umoya. iThemba lamaBhakaniya alivumi. it dictates that we hold the Ramadans ngoMthofi, kuzovutha ibhola lomilo. kuzoshunqa intuthu.  Nje.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-15 08:36:18

Imagine what a travesty & injustice it would be if Floyd Money Mayweather ever went into a ring & said I want to draw this fight...

For the life of me I've constantly failed to understand anyone that lives by that maxim...

It's a football offense for a team that wants to conquer the continent to have such an attitude, its anti-football and we must pay for it...! And indeed we will as the star will be sacrificed for such a diabolical attitude... It's just plain evil for a team I support to play nje just going through the motions... WE PLAY TO WIN...! and should we fail in that endeavor, we can't blame ourselves for not giving it 100%, as the richer than God, Mr 45-&-0 says himself...

I mean in '95 we only lost one game... 2006 as well, against an equally destructive group of death, only 1 game was lost until we were undone by Lelo Mbele against Sfaxien...

Also, I have then come to the realization that in the last couple of Champion's leagues, no team loses 2 group matches & goes on to be champions (excluding Mazembe, but we now know how they ascertain their success)... I don't think it's happened in UEFA either or any other part in the world... 2 games lost... 33% of success thrown down the rat hole nje nje by ourselves for no valid reason...? That's just too much to bare for me...

The last time I posted stats & numbers, notwithstanding the ridicule I got from fellow Buccanears, everybody who cared to take note then knows exactly what happened at the end....

Timitayol
posted: 2013-09-15 08:37:14

Where was kamina ka wena? These rats talk too much . Shaaaaaaaaapaaa leopards Shaaaaaaaaapaaa.

Thapelo Mashabane
posted: 2013-09-15 09:04:34

Pirates tactics on the day were wrong. We should have gone with the sane tactics followed when we went to Egypt which is to win nothing else. We hsve put ourself under unnecessary pressure.

Three 3
posted: 2013-09-15 09:16:57

where was Segolela? that is where we lost it we are competing in the Champions League this is real football we must plan properly

Superbrand Treble champ
posted: 2013-09-15 09:58:05

khosivic You obviously were watching the match with the eyes of the a chimpanzee and Zebra glasses!!!! Is not the end of the world to lose away....we can still do it ourselves at home without expecting favours from other teams.

jauntyluv
posted: 2013-09-15 10:00:17

Hey poi, even leopards were playing on dat pitch, so stop crying n admit da los

jauntyluv
posted: 2013-09-15 10:28:24

Superbrand Treble champ LUNCH BAR *obvious*  even if zamalek win they wil hav 10 points(if they also win today) n poor rats wil stil b on 7. and OUT

GenevieveKC
posted: 2013-09-15 11:16:22

My man u can't blame the pitch , before pirates players became professional they started football on the dusty football pitches without grass,infact african players shouldn't complain about the conditios of the pitch they are used to worst conditions

Magaya
posted: 2013-09-16 06:14:04

@Nzwere

You said Sangweni will score, and wat did i say?

Gold.Bold.Glamour.

phitjos
posted: 2013-09-16 06:40:09

Superbrand Treble champ  

yaah ne! you love pirates even if the situation is tough you still believe they can bounce back. go on boss dream life is all about dreaming. pie-rats are going nowhere, we just waiting for the weekend for 5 times champs al haly to finish what they started and pie-rats can come back and finish their games in hand

phitjos
posted: 2013-09-16 06:45:24

Superbrand Treble champ PSL Hater  

you dont know soccer ne? pie-rats never had any clear chances, it was only one that luyanda bacela missed only you must focus

ErrolgeshBaloye
posted: 2013-09-16 08:52:16

not over Mr, Pirates will play the finals of CAF

sihle_mbhele
posted: 2013-09-16 13:47:01

18years later... still no 2nd star neh

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