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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...

IRON DONKEY
posted: 2014-02-08 19:54:03

SILVER RATS will equalize. Mark my words !!

IRON DONKEY
posted: 2014-02-08 19:55:25

Ngoma 4 Plate ?? What is Twinkle doing ?? 

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-02-08 19:57:20

yeeeer eish Kekana !!!!!!!!!!!

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-02-08 19:59:59

They should give Meyiwa his insurance papers,this man needs a break

delela
posted: 2014-02-08 19:59:59

Pirates really missed Tlou on this game. Senzo was supposed to be benched long time ago. Myeni has lost his touch he should be on the stands. Maselesa is a bit slow, Mokola should take his place. The standin coach and his assistants the sooner they leave the better.

Sylvesterb78
posted: 2014-02-08 20:00:21

Ramagalela, Mashego Pitso they r just useless..

LadyBuccuneer
posted: 2014-02-08 20:01:58

Sundowns must take the three points Pirates is not in a hurry for anything including getting the more experienced coach, they have no desire for anything, they have lost character all of them.Sad for us supporters.

Beides4
posted: 2014-02-08 20:02:28

Senzo cost us a game and run away, I'm sure he's gone forever

Tsukutsa
posted: 2014-02-08 20:03:50

This sezn is a write off for me. We dont hav defence, middle is poor. Its like we running like headless chickens. No direction, no leadership on and off the field. We just donate in orlando

Nipsy
posted: 2014-02-08 20:04:25

Let's hope gorillas can get a draw in dying. Support them for this dying minutes

LadyBuccuneer
posted: 2014-02-08 20:05:17

He is 'Twinkling' or maybe 'Twerking' with our emotions as supporters.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-02-08 20:05:56

Helder Pelembe looks like Floyd Shivambu.

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-02-08 20:07:22

6 min?????????

COLONEL99
posted: 2014-02-08 20:09:11

Great goal by kekana congrats to downs..i think iron duke need to get us a coach if we are to contend for the league

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-02-08 20:11:44

Halallaaaaaaaa....3 points in bag. Well done boys

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-02-08 20:12:06

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2014-02-08 20:12:29

ABAFE

IRON DONKEY
posted: 2014-02-08 20:12:39

If u want 2 see a SILVER RAT being slaughtered , just go to Orlando Stadium.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-02-08 20:13:01

Errorsmus should have scored the equaliser there,disappointed I hoped for a draw. .

madimetsha
posted: 2014-02-08 20:13:24

Well done Downs,

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