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Pirates too good for fading Stars

Posted: 1 March 2014 Time: 21:15

Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 2-0 in their Absa Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

It was Pirates’ second win on the trot after they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns away on Wednesday evening. As for Stars their battle to save their top-flight status continues as they are still second from bottom and separated by three points.
 
Bucs tested Stars keeper Tshepo Motsoeneng with a string of long range efforts and the ‘keeper illustrated he was up to the task with a couple of good saves.

In the fourth minute Khethowakhe Masuku unleashed an effort which Motsoeneng parried away.
 
Mozambican forward Helder Pelembe gave Motsoeneng some food for thought with a strong shot in the 17th minute but the Ea Lla Koto keeper responded with a well-timed save.
 
The first half wasn’t the most memorable by thought of the imagination and perhaps the hosts saved their energy for the second stanza.
 
Pirates went in front courtesy of former Stars player Matlaba in the 48th minute when he combined well with Makola and the former finished with ease past Motsoeneng.
 
Seven minutes later Bucs had their second goal. With the Stars defence all at sea, Pirates turned defence into attack and Makola punished his former side with a cool finish inside the box to make it 2-0 after he had fended off his marker.
 
Masuku then benefitted from a quick free kick his side took as they tried to take advantage of the slow Stars defence. The winger rattled the woodwork with a thunderbolt shot that had Motsoeneng beaten.

But Bucs saw the match out for their ninth league win of the season to go to fifth position on the log.

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Brazilantoo
posted: 2014-03-03 07:32:18

One player McCarthy would probably not hesitate to sign for Blackburn is former Buccaneers teammate Andile Jali, who recently joined Belgian club KV Oostende.

“He is a super guy. He is a warrior. He is a European style player born in South Africa. He has the fighting spirit. He will definitely survive and he will be a success. If he stays humble, then he will go very far,” McCarthy said of Jali.

Jali is 23 and McCarthy says it’s important for players to go abroad at a young age.

“It’s essential to go overseas at a young age because you get rid of bad habits. You get taught very quickly how to get bad habits out of you. It’s easy to take in what you learn and progress and develop into a great player.”

Life can get quite lonely abroad, so McCarthy plans to pop in at Oostende and spend some time with Jali. “He is not far away from me, so I will pay him a nice surprise visit,” McCarthy said.

ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-03 07:51:27

BEATING STARS.........IS LIKE BEATING GOGOS

ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-03 07:52:10

theFundi  HE ACTUALLY SOLD TO PIRATES

ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-03 07:53:51

bucaneer 4 lyf  THE MOZAMBICANS ARE CHAMPS..NO COWS IN THE CHAMPS LIG. WE JUST SHOWED AFRICA WE ARE THE BEST. WHILE U WERE BUSY HUFFING AND PUFFING AGAINST STARS

TebzaBhakajuju
posted: 2014-03-03 11:12:43

TinyikoB75  Bucks wasnt playing this weekend.

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2014-03-03 15:23:11

TICOmp theFundi So I Shabba and Sthembiso Ngcobo were also sold to Pirates.

1in10
posted: 2014-03-03 16:15:37

Well done boys.....for a job well done. Good thing is that I saw a spark of good form on saturday......ensure that it stays the same till the 14th,and then unleash the fire the next day when some will be looking for the spark


Enough Said !!!

Once and Always....(Silver till next Gold) 

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-03-03 16:55:06

@1in10,that's what I noted nami Bhakabhaka elihle!!!The boys showed a little bit of brilliance that could bring their form back.The only thing they need to improve is final decision,shooting a lot better as well(was close to the poles and smack the ball against the upright).Come March 15 kuyonyiwa!!No offside goal this time!!!!!!!Once n Always!

theFundi
posted: 2014-03-03 18:17:12

We talking in the space of less three years ago, nt some 5 or 8 yrs ago whe FS were only selling 1 player a season.

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