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PSL Match Report: Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 Orlando Pirates

Posted: 21 April 2014 Time: 14:48

Hellings 'Gabadinho' Mhango put in a magnificent performance to help Bloemfontein Celtic beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Free State Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The Malawian import scored the decisive goal of the match but also cleared the ball off the line to prevent Pirates from finding a way to salvage a point.
Both teams arrived into the encounter on the back of a poor run of results with both Celtic and Pirates having only one won match in their last three domestic encounters.
The home side were left appealing a penalty after just four minutes when Daine Klate cleared the ball off the line at the near post from a corner kick, however, the referee waved play on.
There was little to no action happening in the opening 20 minutes of the encounter, and Pirates’ first chance of the fixture came in the shape of a mis-hit shot from Thamsanqa Gabuza that skipped past the far post.
Celtic deservingly broke the deadlock seven minutes later when Gabadinho Mhango latched onto Davies Nkausu's long-ball, cut inside Siyabonga Sangweni and fired home a powerful left-footed shot into the top-right corner.
Siwelele continued to dominate proceedings in the encounter but there was little action happening in front of goal on either end of the park.
Musa Nyatama and Mhango were then involved in a quick one-two in the closing minutes of the half, however, their play, which was causing problems for Pirates, was blown for offside.
Ernst Middendorp’s men could have had a penalty at the restart when Sifiso Myeni may have taken the ball off Vuyani Ntanga’s feet. He connected with the player from behind, but the referee waved play on.
Then, on 54 minutes, Nyatama struck a powerful shot from outside the box which stung the hands of Senzo Meyiwa. The goalkeeper could only smother it first time before grabbing ahold of it on the second attempt with Mhango following up.
Ayanda Gcaba was denied of the equalising goal on 69 minutes when Ayanda Gcaba headed a corner-kick towards the back post, only to see it smartly cleared off the line by Mhango.

Celtic dealt with several Pirates attacks relatively comfortably in the closing stages of the second half but were always dangerous on the counter as they held on for three points.

The result moves Celtic into the top eight, level with Pirates on 40 points.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-04-21 13:52:31

Where mst Gcaba b played for him To deliver ? It Will better To bring Nyauza & switch Matlaba To left back & Sox must also b introduced for Myeni

posted: 2014-04-21 13:52:40

kabadinho soon to be crowned top goal scorer, he is on fire...parker watch out...even though it's a bitter pill to swallow. overtaken twice in a row, towards the end of the season.

Yellow Skies
posted: 2014-04-21 13:55:01

Siwelele pls kill this dogs.

posted: 2014-04-21 13:57:54


posted: 2014-04-21 14:00:16

We are coming back. Up the Bucs

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-04-21 14:00:58

I'm very delighted when they are calling dogs, Amakhosi are coming strong on their sholders.

posted: 2014-04-21 14:01:29

Today or tomorrow?

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-04-21 14:01:39

Ladies first!

Thank you VV for playing Matlaba in his rightful place, right back. If Jele comes back move him into middle of the park to help Ntshumayelo, this is part of August preparation. Play Phungwayo on the left, Gcaba on the bench please.

Once and always.

posted: 2014-04-21 14:03:46

yho iv never seen bucaneer play so kak! Gcaba must stick to central defence n forget about half back he is useless going forward. Myeni needs to be ofloaded ayiko indabayakhe, gabuza....yho jesu wam i dnt even knw wat to say. My first half ratings.

meyiwa 4 

matlaba 6

Mahumutsa 4

Sangweni 3

Gcaba 3

Ntshumayelo 3

Makola 3

Myeni 2

Klate 3

Gabuza 2

Pelembe 3

All in all we are pathetic, our best player gets 6. Mxm

posted: 2014-04-21 14:06:58


Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-04-21 14:10:33

You rated them absolutely correct Rattie, you only made one mistake, Matlaba is also 4. What can you expect from bunch of losers. Even this top 8 dream is getting out of hands now.

posted: 2014-04-21 14:10:56

The sinking ship!!!!

posted: 2014-04-21 14:12:35

I dnt c pirates cumin back or u mean next year..

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-04-21 14:13:57

I also don't see Chiefs winning the league. Or maybe next year?

Yellow Skies
posted: 2014-04-21 14:16:04

Siwelele pls kill this dogs.

Yellow Skies
posted: 2014-04-21 14:18:16

Rats are using brown envelope. Siwelele denied a clear goal

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-04-21 14:19:05

rendorendo today

posted: 2014-04-21 14:19:21

Lol Gabuza is a defensive striker. Nkhata is way better than this thing. Player last scored on the 19th of February 2013 and Pierats bought him in June, nice buy. Just heard from Sizwe Mabena that Gaba was a rugby player growing up, that explains it then. Khosi 4 life...

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-04-21 14:20:37

We not playing badly ...but Celtics are just playing vey well today...

I like the at VV is experimenting and making subs early

Preparations for August

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-04-21 14:21:49

mzulu Do you understand the meaning of the word "multi-skill" or "multi-talent"?

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