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SuperSport United vs Orlando Pirates Telkom Knockout Cup

Posted: 23 November 2013 Time: 14:12

Andile Jali was the match-winner as Orlando Pirates reached the Telkom Knockout Final after a 2-1 win against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mame Niang had given the hosts an early lead, but Oupa Manyisa netted 30 seconds after the restart to bring the scores level.

The match went into extra-time, where Jali scored a sublime winner to send the Buccaneers into the Final, to be played against either Kaizer Chiefs or Platinum Stars.

Pirates suffered a setback before kick-off when Kermit Erasmus – who was on the original teamsheet – was forced to withdraw and replaced by Thandani Ntshumayelo.

SuperSport started well and Thuso Phala had an early chance which he fired straight at Senzo Meyiwa.

However, on 13 minutes they got the opener when the Pirates defenders dallied on the ball, allowing the home side to intercept. The ball found its way to Phala, who crossed for Niang to head home.

Sameehg Doutie then fired over the bar against his former side before United suffered a setback when Ronwen Williams was stretchered off the field and replaced by Rowen Fernandez.

The veteran keeper immediately proved his worth, twice denying Tlou Segolela, but he was powerless to prevent Manyisa from netting 30 seconds into the second half – Lennox Bacela supplying the perfect throughball.

Pirates dominated the match from then on and should have taken the lead on the hour-mark, but Bacela fired over after a flowing move.

SuperSport had a brief respite when first David Mathebula skimmed the woodwork with a free-kick and then Niang had the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled offside.

Pirates’ injury woes continued on 80 minutes when Rooi Mahamutsa suffered what looked like a dislocated elbow, with Lucky Lekgwathi coming on.

The match went into extra-time, and again Pirates dominated without troubling the scorers. Segolela again shot well wide while Fernandez produced a world-class save to deny substitute Collins Mbesuma.

But the goal did come on 111 minutes – and it was a beauty. Jali picked the ball up in midfield and passed to Mbesuma, who flicked it over the defence and onto the chest of the midfielder who had continued his run. He showed great composure to fire past the keeper and see his side through to the Final.

Livefyre comments on this story...

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 13:09:50

Where will u be Khosi? U can't miss this festivity.

Rhino Rhino
posted: 2013-11-23 13:14:22

Kuzanyiwa eOrlando This Season. Love & Peace. 

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2013-11-23 13:14:48

I'm impressed with the line up,up the bucs

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2013-11-23 13:15:36

We r nt zebras

posted: 2013-11-23 13:16:20

1 supersport 0 pirates! Let's see how it goes.

posted: 2013-11-23 13:16:58

iscore mabhakajuju

posted: 2013-11-23 13:18:03

The Real Lucho Eish i am at work trying to meet client deadline,but i will be checking the updates here.

posted: 2013-11-23 13:18:18

Kushubile ...where is King n Lord ibucs

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-11-23 13:19:52

still early

posted: 2013-11-23 13:24:41

I hope

posted: 2013-11-23 13:36:10

BUCS will equalize and win this game, watch the space. No other team can do that against SSU in a cup semi final in Mzantsi. Watch and learn how class outclasses ordinary teams. Ladies first! UP THE BUCS

Naturena Born Killer
posted: 2013-11-23 13:40:15

Pirates' finest, Orlando's no 1. One n only Senzo Meyiwa

posted: 2013-11-23 13:42:35

Rise tsatsantsa rise

posted: 2013-11-23 13:43:41


Nxa askies.. Konje bathi Yini??

posted: 2013-11-23 13:44:58

The bench is where Bukenya's older brother belongs

football brain
posted: 2013-11-23 13:45:39

spiritual owners cant fill lucas morepe to capacity? what a shame.....

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-11-23 13:46:46

Let me update u Khosi. 1 SSU - 0 RATS.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-11-23 13:54:17

Rhino Rhino Khosi lami nami sengiyabona ukuthi kuzonyiwa e Orlando kulonyaka.

posted: 2013-11-23 13:55:41

At last Mabena and Gabuza have opened their accounts

Pirates 2

Supersport 0

posted: 2013-11-23 13:57:56

So the SINISTER FORCES are still keeping Lekgwathi on the bench- Khosi i remain until pierates  play against Bayern Munich

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