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Orlando Pirates vs Mpumalanga Black Aces

Posted: 2 April 2014 Time: 18:40

Mpumalanga Black Aces are unbeaten in six League matches following a 1-0 victory against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

Former Buccaneer Thulasizwe Mbuyane scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes from time – a deserved victory for Clive Barker’s men, who had the better chances throughout.

Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic opted to start with Lehlohonolo Majoro as his lone striker, while there was also a welcome return to action for long-time absentee Siyabonga Sangweni.

Aces were without red-hot Siyanda Zwane, but it seemed to matter little as they dominated the first half, with Tendai Ndoro particularly involved.

The Zimbabwean striker hit the woodwork in the 13th minute when he latched onto a pinpoint low cross from Abia Nale. His effort beat goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, but not the upright.

Aces goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane was called into action shortly afterwards to punch away Mpho Makola’s free-kick, but it was all Ndoro in the first half as he continued to test Dauda.

First the Ghanaian international was forced to rush off his line to save an attempted chip, before getting down low to parry a shot after Oupa Manyisa had lost the ball in midfield.

Ndoro had two more efforts before the break – one of which was a thunderbolt that sailed inches wide after a mistake by Daudu – but the score at the break was 0-0.

Pirates were a lot better after the break, even though clear-cut chances were still hard to come by.

They came close on 74 minutes when Makola dummied to allow Sifiso Myeni some space, but Mabokgwane was equal to the task, tipping the former Bidvest Wits’ man’s shot over the bar.

Then, on 80 minutes, the winner from Mbuyane. Aces were awarded a free-kick on the left edge of the area but, rather than put the ball up in the air for someone to head home, ‘Juju’ fired a low effort inside the near-post which caught Dauda totally off-guard.

Vermezovic threw on a few substitutes as he looked to save the game but, in fairness, Pirates were never really in the game.

Still, they remain fourth in the standings, while Aces join them on 37 points in fifth place.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-04-02 19:30:24

zombies go celebrate your win on your page please.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-04-02 19:30:45

Mxm.... small teams playing for fun.

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2014-04-02 19:30:53

Already they have rn back to their holes where they have spent most of their time this past two seasons only to come out when Chiefs lose or draw a match.


Banyile !

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-04-02 19:31:11

August FC

posted: 2014-04-02 19:31:56

 All they Know is to run naked here claiming to be the friends of Sundowns.......sis

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-04-02 19:32:02

Did u see that juju dance?

posted: 2014-04-02 19:32:35

Black Aces have become a hoodoo team to Pirates.

posted: 2014-04-02 19:32:36

Are they still worship their MUBELE God? I see them hiding again after we beat Marabastad Tuckshop over the weekend

posted: 2014-04-02 19:33:11

Shut up wena Zebra

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-04-02 19:33:13

August FC 0 Amazayoni 1

posted: 2014-04-02 19:34:00

Congrats to Aces, well deserved win and they played with confidence.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-04-02 19:34:06

They whipped you..... ha ha ha ha..!

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-04-02 19:34:27

Sorry to August FC

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2014-04-02 19:34:29

Mara truly speaking I have stopped laughing at the Rats for losing a match they have become used to losing. No matter their fans didn't even bother to wish them luck and instead wished their sister team luck against the Mighty Kaizer Chiefs.

posted: 2014-04-02 19:34:34

And were fucked by their former player. Where was lazy Majoro?

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2014-04-02 19:35:10

And Chiefs also won by the way. Against your wishes.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-04-02 19:35:26

The best team in the country? Trailing Amakhosi by how many goals? Mxm

bank robbers
posted: 2014-04-02 19:35:48

Mbuyane the jujuman shapa

posted: 2014-04-02 19:36:07

lmao friends only coz they just want makhosi to win the legue and they know they cant stop us

posted: 2014-04-02 19:36:20

VV is a realist....this team will be ripe in August FC

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