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Premier Soccer League match report Orlando Pirates 1-1 Platinum Stars

Posted: 26 April 2014 Time: 14:18

Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Platinum Stars on Saturday, with substitute Lennox Bacela cancelling out Siphelele Mthembu's first-half opener for Dikwena at Orlando Stadium.

In a League tie where Stars were unluckily denied a penalty late on, Pirates threatened first as Oupa Manyisa flashed a long-range effort wide in the opening exchanges.

Allan Freese's men, though, stole ahead in the 32nd minute when ex-Buccaneer Mthembu powerfully headed home a left-wing cross by Mduduzi Nyanda to give his side a 1-0 lead at the break.

Bucs had a great chance to equalise 10 minutes after the interval, but Daine Klate placed a rather tame shot in the area straight at Siyabonga Mpontshane, who saved in unorthodox fashion by sitting on the ball.

The Sea Robbers, however, drew level on the hour-mark as Bacela rose above Vuyo Mere to shoulder the ball in with his first touch after replacing Tlou Segolela three minutes earlier.

Bacela pounced from a yard out after Mpontshane failed to get on the end of a Klate corner. The delivery was flicked on by Issa Sarr to Stars teammate Tintswalo Tshabalala, whose miscued clearance found Bacela at the back post.

The visitors should have been awarded a spot-kick in the 82nd minute, but referee Kulasande Qongqo, who was perfectly positioned, waved play on after Nyanda was tripped by Happy Jele in the box.

Pirates then nearly snatched a stoppage-time winner but Mpontshane pulled off a superb acrobatic stop to foil Thabo Matlaba's powerful strike from distance.

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Three 3
posted: 2014-04-27 08:08:32

it was a penalty ya... Jele can argue and say his stuck out foot was firmly on the ground and Nyanda kicked it and fell

compare that to brute Katsande come from behind and hack a player scissors style on a Black aces player clear penalty and just as well Aces still won the match, there wasn't much criticism or cry about the incident

what surprised me was the debate from the Supersport 4 commentators on the  Jele one thats all they talked about showing bias in their analysis except for president Simba Marumo who kept things professional in his critcism/analysis

deleted_33114379_Thami101
posted: 2014-04-27 08:15:05

ngw000 guys, lets just show a bit of maturity as fans, we all know that vv will be kept until next season is in full swing atleast. Now if we gonna keep moaning and then throwing missiles at him instead of showing support to the team he will either resign or be fired in the middle of the season again n we will not be league contenders again nd another coach will come nd tell us he is building 4 2016 and if sections of the fans follow the same trend he will also go during that season, etc. Fact of the matter is that we would probably be having a chance to take the league had people not been unreasonable to rodger.   

 vv is not at all a bad coach n he can not be blamed for the demotivation our players are showing now, it's obvious that alot of them were fond of roger from all that they went through with him at the helm, heck if i was a player i would be saddened by the departure of a coach who guided me to a cl final. I'm sure alot of them feel they let rodger down especially in the two finals against platinum stars nd m sure they just want the season to end so they can start afresh.


Thina as supporters the best thing we can do is stop wanting to double up as coaches and give people appointed by the chairman a reasonable time b4 we pass judgement because we are never gonna have a say as to who gets appointed. PS LET'S JUDGE VV AT THE END OF 2014/15 season, it's only logical bafwethu!


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posted: 2014-04-27 08:16:54

Stop this CEO bullshit, it's a trend with Khoza to give an incoming coach time to find his feet. Bcos some CEO is doing trend analysis you should do the same? This is soccer broer you use your brain and run the club as you see fit not bcos some CEO is doing something. I'm just happy for Bhakaniya that Khoza is the chairman not you. Our football will be going backwards .

Yellow Machine Mowing Zebra Testicles.

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posted: 2014-04-27 08:56:30

Dankie bhakaniya I knew there were some voice of reason within the bhakaniya camp. This thing of calling for the coach's head before he even started is not on. Same thing happened to Pitso taking the reins in the middle of the season. Look at Sundowns now.

Bhakaniya is my second home and do not like it when my friends start behaving like zebra fools. My daughter is crazy about bhakaniya hence the concern.

Yellow Machine Mowing Zebra Testicles.

skwayTHEghost
posted: 2014-04-27 10:26:30

Friends of Asec Mimosas hahaha...lol from treble chasers to cup double defence to log leaders to league defence and now league conternders!!!! how the mighty has fallen?

skwayTHEghost
posted: 2014-04-27 10:41:52

well done CAF 4 spots for SA in CAF tournaments, 2 in CCC and 2 in CCL...but SA must thank the ever hard working ORLANDO PIRATES for this, wether you like it or not the mighty bucs did it for you!!!! so as it stands sunflops and chimps are in the CCL next season and the students and pirates in CCC (of course we will win the nedbank but we just need to beat the team of choice to qualify and the final for moral boost)

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2014-04-27 13:17:12

The ever working in training. In PSL they add numbers.

mokomaditlhare
posted: 2014-04-28 06:48:00

mr editor,dont u know how to construct english sentences properly or dont u think properly,this must be "Dikwena held by Pirates" pie rats was poor,platinum stars where the better team.

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