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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...

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-17 13:03:29

I remember Jele saying the other guys won't bench him lol he thought he owned that position.

Bathathe Vladimir Velesdliwe

posted: 2014-08-17 13:04:02

This team (Pirates) lacks killer instinct, its got good ball players that run around in circles and not threatening the opposition goals and there's no clinical finisher to capitalize on those half chances.

Wits have seasoned strikers in Botes and Katongo....its gona be an interesting battle. 

May the best team (that takes its chances well) win...!

CRM083® ~ We Cant Say Sesimnandi
posted: 2014-08-17 13:13:50

T-Man wa leKhosi Hahaha T-Man, Vladimir who ??

posted: 2014-08-17 13:20:40

Some sangomas are not sharp,they leave Manyesa with rubbish on his face.

posted: 2014-08-17 13:22:11

VV ga je tshotsho.

posted: 2014-08-17 13:22:16

this game boring big time

posted: 2014-08-17 13:24:03

M torturing my eyes here...mediocre performance @ it's best

posted: 2014-08-17 13:24:25

24 minutes into the game and I'm still waiting for tiki taka to start looming*sigh*

posted: 2014-08-17 13:25:20

After yesterday'game I think I abuse my my eyes

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:26:22

Thanks coach for showing Jele that his commitmnt in last couple games has been poor

Sangweni will also follow if he fails to lead the. Team well again

deleted_35268192_nkombose kababa
posted: 2014-08-17 13:26:35

This game lacks fireworks, really boring...and the brass band is irritating the hell out of me anyway its none of my business


@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:27:19

Ntshumayelo works really hard but I am not sure what he brings into the team especially this game

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:30:06

It amazes me. How a tall guy like Sangweni is not able to challenge in the air and win balls

posted: 2014-08-17 13:32:14

This mosquito bareng ke klate mara

posted: 2014-08-17 13:33:53

A referee will be blamed today after wits win

posted: 2014-08-17 13:34:35

Ever since when?

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:34:56

Two things coach, the pitch and weather does not suit Erasmus, you need a target man

Mayisa is not playing well enough, he needs to add numbers in the box coz Issand Bibo r defending

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-17 13:35:51

Since the season started

posted: 2014-08-17 13:41:54

Soccer does not suit Erasmus

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-17 13:42:47

hehehehe..... there are players for each occasion? bare this weather does not suit erasmus? ho a nyewa mos mo

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