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Nedbank Cup Last 16 match report Santos 0-2 Pirates

Posted: 21 March 2014 Time: 17:01

Orlando Pirates became the first side to reach the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals following a 2-0 victory over Santos in Cape Town on Friday night.

Lennox Bacela scored a first-half opener against his former side, with Man of the Match Rooi Mahamutsa heading home after the interval at Athlone Stadium.

Pirates dominated possession early on, but looked vulnerable in the 13th minute when youngster Sachin Dawood headed a free-kick over from the left following a push by Lucky Lekgwathi on Edwin Sitayitayi.

Bucs, however, took the lead from the spot in the 29th minute, as Bacela gently rolled the ball inside the left upright after Dawood felled the lively Tlou Segolela in the area.

The Sea Robbers looked solid at the back for much of the opening stanza, although some indecision nearly allowed Sitayitayi a sight on goal from close range just before the recess.

The second period got off to a slow start, but ignited in the 65th minute when Mahamutsa rose impressively to nod in a Mpho Makola corner.

Vladimir Vermezovic's men controlled the pace up until the closing stages, as the People's Team twice came close to scoring in stoppage time through substitute David Radebe. The ex-Bafana Bafana striker first missed a penalty - incorrectly awarded for a hand-ball against Lekgwathi - before seeing his lob beat Senzo Meyiwa but not the cross bar.

Santos: Touray, Mdaki, Jampies, Nyambi, Skippers, Williams (Lakay 46'), Pantsil, Dawood, Arendse, Mabua (Radebe 58'), Sitayitayi (Allie 77').

Pirates: Meyiwa, Nyauza, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Matlaba, Masuku (Myeni 46'), Manyisa, Ntshumayelo (Masalesa 85'), Segolela, Makola, Bacela (Pelembe 72').

Livefyre comments on this story...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-21 17:46:20

Useless player in my own books

Fanstics Rhino
posted: 2014-03-21 17:47:47

Segolela is the best Cow that ever Play for Pirates Since 1937. Love & Peace. 

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-21 17:49:14

Fish says the Italian team explained to him how much was supposed to get from the transfer but Khoza came to Italy and took everything.

posted: 2014-03-21 17:51:38

Fanstics Rhino  Is Nkanda a better cow or a worse to play for chiefs?

posted: 2014-03-21 17:52:56

Makhosi amahle let's all wish Major well at his new club after all we once worshiped him whilst still at Khosi, players have come and gone but Chiefs has for ever grown as a brand-Brian Baloyi,Jabulani Mendu,Jabu Pule,Rowen Fernandez,Marks Maponyanye,Wiliam "cool cat" Shongwe the list is endless

posted: 2014-03-21 17:55:28

dumisanik  Where was he today? Is he happy about sitting on the bench now all of a sunday?

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-03-21 18:00:49

Amabakhaniya ajabulile

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-03-21 18:01:11

We should redeem our self with this cup.

posted: 2014-03-21 18:01:15

VV its Moloi not Baloyi you coaching pireats now not Kaizer chiefs where you have Baloyi

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-03-21 18:01:41

Well done boys,dis cup is our only hope

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-03-21 18:03:27

Where are the chimpanzees?????? Great win...they tried to come with their foot foot bus parking of chimpanzees nonsense!!!! The chimpanzee referee tried his best to stop us but it did not work.

posted: 2014-03-21 18:03:36

@Bongz # Bucs  I wouldn't be too jabula if i was you rattie..remember the circle  WLD ...W....you know mos!

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-03-21 18:05:02

Well done to the players and technical team........

posted: 2014-03-21 18:05:36

wr is tht ronaldo from Namibia?

champ enigma
posted: 2014-03-21 18:06:25

Does pierats have a player that passes the ball forward. Atleast Segolela was doing that. These rats are really crazy, how can the pass a ball from an opposing 18 yard area back to thier own half.

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-03-21 18:06:29

packpage well Leal also said Khoza is Dr.Sokhela,he went on to beat Chiefs in MTN8 final,mmmhhh watchout

posted: 2014-03-21 18:06:44

Hope the coach will have some time with the boys before the next game. and we'll see how better hi can do for the team.

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-03-21 18:06:58

mufalo he will only join end of season

posted: 2014-03-21 18:07:28

Treble champ "Superbrand"  What does Chiefs have to do when you beat an NFD Team? Lolz you are soo pathetic. Celebrating a win against an NFD Team while we beat ur ass not soo long ago...Mediocrity at its best.

posted: 2014-03-21 18:09:25

mufalo  Do you know our soccer or you just watch it coincidentally that is why you don't know that the players signed now will play next season? stop being a hornless cow bro.

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