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Bidvest Wits vs Orlando Pirates MTN8

Posted: 17 August 2014 Time: 14:25

Orlando Pirates have one foot in the MTN8 Final after a 2-0 away win against Bidvest Wits in their semi-final, first leg match at Bidvest Stadium today.

Defenders Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo Matlaba were the goal heroes, scoring after the break following the dullest of opening halves.

Thulani Hlatshwayo and Daine Klate had shots sail over the bar before Sangweni missed the first 45 minutes’ best chance, heading wide from a corner-kick.

However, he did not make the same mistake on 55 minutes, volleying home Daine Klate’s corner after the Wits defenders fluffed their lines.

Toriq Losper looked to have equalised soon after when he connected with Sibusiso Vilakazi’s cross, but Senzo Meyiwa was at his best to deny the former Ajax Cape Town man from close range.

Pirates then further strengthened their position in the 73rd minute when Matlaba showed blistering pace to outsprint the defence and slot under the body of Jackson Mabokgwane. 

The Buccaneers had a few more half-chances towards the end of the match as Wits pushed forward, but the match finished 2-0, handing Vladimir Vermezovic’s team the advantage leading into the second leg next week.

Article by: KICK OFF

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-08-18 12:57:03

Stop protecting the cows from Pierats... Our strikers are not scoring enough goals. And thats a fact

BucsSAGalaxy
posted: 2014-08-18 13:02:17

1in10 well said

K252i
posted: 2014-08-19 11:52:12

1in10  to tell you the truth seeing one team beating teams every time they meet or reaching finals all the time is not my cup of cuppacino, it reflects on the weakness of other teams in their peer league.

1in10
posted: 2014-08-20 17:42:47

K252i 1in10 are you implying that Pirates should not participate ?

Enough Said !!!

Once and Always....(Gold till next Gold)

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