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Orlando Pirates win Carling Black Label Cup against Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 26 July 2014 Time: 16:18

Orlando Pirates won the Carling Black Label Cup 6-5 on penalties against Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City on Saturday.

Ninety minutes produced a goalless draw, with Chiefs' George Maluleka missing a penalty in regulation time, as well as in the marathon shoot-out.

Thabo Matlaba delivered the decisive blow from the spot to claim honours and bragging rights for the Nedbank Cup holders.

Both teams, though, sustained injury scares, as Kingston Nkhatha and Happy Jele failed to complete the pre-season contest.

In a dull derby, Oupa Manyisa tried to liven up affairs with a long-range shot in the 12th minute. However, Pirates' reigning player of the season dragged his attempt wide.

Chiefs, who won the event last year, then suffered a setback midway through the opening stanza, as striker Nkhatha picked up a knock after colliding heavily with Bucs goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. The Zimbabwean hobbled off the field and was replaced by Amakhosi returnee Siphelele Mthembu.

The Sea Robbers proceeded to dictate affairs, as Matlaba, Jele and Kermit Erasmus all threatened without reward before the interval.

Matlaba was first to test Glamour Boys goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, as his powerful 20-yard strike was swallowed up by the national skipper in the 34th minute. 

Four minutes later Jele headed narrowly over off a a telling free-kick from the right by Daine Klate.

Soon after Erasmus fired a left-footed shot on target, but Khune was well-placed to deny the former SuperSport United hitman.

Stuart Baxter's outfit showed intent after the recess, as Willard Katsande drew an ugly stop from Meyiwa with a useful crack on goal in the 48th minute.

Both sides made changes in the 54th minute as per the competition's format, with fans voting for the introduction of Josta Dladla and Issa Sarr. Dladla, who recently served a drugs ban, replaced Katlego Mphela for Chiefs, while Pirates newcomer Sarr came on for Tlou 'Sox' Segolela.

Two minutes later Buccaneers coach Vladimir Vermezovic was forced to bring on the versatile Ntsikelelo Nyauza for right-back Jele, who was stretchered off with a chest complaint.

Baxter's outfit should have taken the lead in the 66th minute, but Maluleka struck the cross bar from the spot after George Lebese was felled in the box by a silly challenge from Rooi Mahamutsa.

Moments later Lebese triggered a fine stop from Meyiwa at his near post with a well-hit shot.

Vermezovic made a string of substitutions in the latter stages, as he brought on Lennox Bacela, Mpho Makola, youngster Maselaelo Seanego and Thandani Ntshumayelo for Lehlohonolo Majoro, Sifiso Myeni, Daine Klate and Erasmus respectively.

Baxter, meanwhile, opted to inject the attack-minded Mandla Masango at the expense of Reneilwe Letsholonyane in the final minute.

Penalty sequence:

Chiefs: Masango scored, Maluleka missed, Dladla scored, Lebese scored, Katsande scored, Mathoho missed, Mthembu scored, Mashamite missed, Gaxa missed.

Pirates: Bacela scored, Manyisa scored, Sangweni missed, Makola scored, Sarr scored, Seanego missed, Ntshumayelo scored, Mahamutsa missed, Matlaba scored.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Beezy Buccaneer
posted: 2014-07-26 15:21:44

Me too. This is nonsense @ its best

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-07-26 15:21:47

And why is Baxter not introducing the newly promoted boys?

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-07-26 15:23:16

Why the fans did not vote for them?

Click_
posted: 2014-07-26 15:24:06

Ping Pong..

Table Tennis..

Boomerang..

Spin The Bottle..

Rock, Paper, Scissors..

Bi-Shoza..

Piki-Nini Mabelane..

That's my match summary.. Finish and klaar!!

Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-07-26 15:24:34

Chiefs doesn't have a good coach just hoping the story about this technical director thing is true.This man should move.Chiefs players struggle even with a mere trapping,clearing of the ball.Good control is something of the past.I personally think a new organisation of work is needed starting with football manager starting with bobby if the investors need changes

Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-07-26 15:27:17

Pirates played better only the parked busses stopped them from scoring in an open time

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-07-26 15:28:21

Gm12 should have wrapped this game up, nxa

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-07-26 15:28:25

I thought after 55 minutes the coach takes over.

XolileStuurman
posted: 2014-07-26 15:28:37

Cosa Nostra  for sure man....and it sickning

XolileStuurman
posted: 2014-07-26 15:30:38

T-Man wa leKhosi  I saw a yellow train....what are you talking about

Luvhezeks
posted: 2014-07-26 15:31:21

Boring game eish

Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-07-26 15:32:37

Donald Duck  This pirates keeper scared the s out of him man!!!This keeper act like he is demon possessed man.But it worked for him.That "s phsycology

deleted_21083860_deleted_21083860_SisterP
posted: 2014-07-26 15:34:08

We won in penalTies makhosi but a win is a win

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-07-26 15:35:35

With Stuart Baxter in our camp the chances of youngsters getting a chances are limited .

This coach is a really a coward , I mean really this was a great chance to field at least 1 youngster from our development that were promoted recently . Mnximm 


I mean Pirates managed to introduced ya youngster.....Joseph Malongoane's son in for Diane Klate . Why didn't we introduce 1 boy in this match ?

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-07-26 15:37:55

Ai no this dude must not take anymore penalties hahaha

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-07-26 15:42:24

Our coach sucks big time, he is too afraid to loose

deleted_21083860_deleted_21083860_SisterP
posted: 2014-07-26 15:43:51

But we won

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-07-26 15:45:07

Donald Duck

Just disappointed Khosi lami and sometimes we need to look at the BIGGER picture ,vision,tactics and long term plan.


I don't see all that in this coach I see a coach that want to invest his whole energy,time to tired and tested players.

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-07-26 15:47:31

SisterP

Khosi lami, I know you have been here for a long time and very smart blogger. I just want you to analyse Baxter's tactics, vision and the chances of youngsters in our camp.

Black4ever
posted: 2014-07-26 15:50:45

Really

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