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Orlando Pirates lose to Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 8 February 2014 Time: 19:27

Hlompho Kekana scored a magnificent goal to help Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

The result sees the Brazilians close to within eight points of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, while the Buccaneers suffered their first defeat under caretaker coach Eric Tinkler.

Pirates enjoyed most of the possession early in the first-half, but it was Sundowns who looked dangerous in attack, particularly when they broke away on the counter.

In just the third minute Bryce Moon put Khama Billiat in on goal, but the attacker blasted his shot high and wide when he had only goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa to beat.

Three minutes later the Zimbabwean attacker again found himself in a great position near the six-yard box, but his effort across the face of goal was too quick for compatriot Cuthbert Malajila to get onto.

But it was a chance on 17 minutes that really should have seen the Brazilians take the lead. A quick counter attack from a Bucs corner saw Elias Pelembe draw Meyiwa off his line before squaring for Billiat, who shot over the bar when the net was guarded only by a retreating defender.

Sundowns also suffered an early injury blow when Malajila looked to have pulled a hamstring. He was replaced by Rodney Ramagalela in just the 21st minute.

In the opening minute of the second half Billiat was again guilty of missing a great chance. Pelembe provided a perfect cross from the right flank and the Zimbabwean rose highest to meet the header, only to put his effort against the crossbar.

Ten minutes later Billiat was presented with yet another chance after Masuku’s sliced clearance handed the ‘Downs attacker a sight of goal, but he struck the volley over the crossbar.

Yet the Brazilians continued to press forward in search of a goal and it arrived in superb style in the 63rd minute. Teko Moside teed up Kekana, who fired a missile into the back of the net from 25 metres out to put the visitors into a deserved lead with a goal-of-the-season contender.

Pirates very nearly rescued a draw deep in injury time when a defensive error handed Kermit Erasmus a great chance, but the substitute could only direct his shot onto the upright from a few metres out.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-02-08 17:33:08

Kuyafiwa vandag...... Tight line ups!

Once and Always

Amakhosi eMbalenhle
posted: 2014-02-08 17:33:27

I go with pirates tonight

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-02-08 17:40:36

Go Downs Go.... hit' em up!


bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-02-08 17:40:59

No Erasmus,I'm nt happy at all bt I'm a bucaneer 4 lyf

posted: 2014-02-08 17:43:05

It is going to be a useless draw. But if Pitso plays Mashego he can kill Pirates.

posted: 2014-02-08 17:43:55

Meyiwa again. Well we'll see

posted: 2014-02-08 17:43:58

Y not start with Erasmus who's a natural striker instead of Myeni

posted: 2014-02-08 17:45:17

2nil.....to Sundowns.....good attacking line up.......Khama wl score,,,,,as well as Malatjila....we hv to smash n grab dis one.........

posted: 2014-02-08 17:45:57

Nkosi, Masango, Maluleka are given a platform to shine tonight. Powerline score is coming


Starting line-up: Khune (Capt), Moleko, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Gaxa, Maluleka, Nkosi, Masango, Lebese, Musona, Nkhatha

Subs: Khuzwayo, Parker, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Katsande, Bukenya, Rusike

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-02-08 17:46:12

Do you wish for them to win or you just saying they will win? A draw or a win for Downs is a good result for us Khosis. Rats are still our real threat.

posted: 2014-02-08 17:46:23

Strong starting 11 for downs.. I c lots of goals

posted: 2014-02-08 17:48:32

Tough match no comment on this 1 until the last whistle

wara wara
posted: 2014-02-08 17:49:48

Good teamm, erusmus will come on to win the game

posted: 2014-02-08 17:50:51

Can gorillas fight for their lives tonight against Motsepe's Tuckshop? We will wait and see, otherwise we are not going to place too much attention on small teams.

posted: 2014-02-08 17:54:53

Et them talk .. Pirates all the way chana my chana

sbura da ghost
posted: 2014-02-08 17:55:51

Mxx I don't know why they keep on playing this kelly meyiwa

posted: 2014-02-08 17:56:42

Drop myeni 4 jersey no 95

sbura da ghost
posted: 2014-02-08 17:57:47

I don't know what they is this useless boy

posted: 2014-02-08 18:01:51

Yerrr, there is a lot of zebras here, told u zebras love Bucs........zebras are at fnb..

posted: 2014-02-08 18:02:30

There is a lot of zebras here.

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