3 - 1
(0 - 0)
Orlando Stadium
23/08/2014 20:15
Orlando Pirates win 5 - 1 on aggregate
Referee: Phillip Tinyani

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MTN8 semi-final: Orlando Pirates vs Bidvest Wits

Posted: 23 August 2014 Time: 20:08

Orlando Pirates cruised through to the MTN8 Final 5-1 on aggregate after a 3-1 victory over Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium.

Leading 2-0 after the first leg, the Buccaneers added three more goals including a brace from Lehlohonolo Majoro to set up their fifth consecutive cup final appearance.

Kermit Erasmus got the ball rolling in the 53rd minute with a fantastic solo goal. Thabo Matlaba released the forward on the counter, and Erasmus ran at Wits new boy Kees Kwakman at pace, going this way and that, beating his man and then firing low into the bottom-left corner, 1-0.

Wits pulled one back in the 77th minute when Rooi Mahamutsa brought down Getaneh Kebede in the area. The Ethiopian stepped up to take the spot-kick himself and buried it into the bottom-left corner, 1-1.

But then came the Majoro show. Sifiso Myeni's cushion header towards the penalty spot found Majoro in space, and the striker unleashed a sweet and stunning volley into the top-left corner to open his Pirates account in fine style.

Majoro did not stop there. In stoppage time he showed his quality after bending a perfectly timed run to stay onside to receive Myeni's through-ball before taking one touch and chipping the ball over the advancing Jackson Mabokgwane, 3-1, game over.

Majoro only played about 30 minutes but was awarded the MTN Man of the Match award, such were the quality of his goals.

The Students will feel aggrieved at the final scoreline as they missed several chances before Pirates opened the scoring.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-23 18:18:30

Good Luck Bidvest Wits

posted: 2014-08-23 18:20:52

Now,let the boring-game-to-be start

posted: 2014-08-23 18:21:35

Vv dress like hobbo why vele

posted: 2014-08-23 18:23:35

VV has lost his exquisite look he used to have while still at Naturena,the land of milk and honey.Now his dress sense is so dull;in press conferences and games,wears the predictable club tracksuits

posted: 2014-08-23 18:25:21

He can do better than this

posted: 2014-08-23 18:26:28

Senzo's nonsense of kicking the ball nowhere doesn't end

posted: 2014-08-23 18:34:47

Pirates is playing with no strikers. I see WITS camping in their half. VV is scared. I see WITS snatching an easy win here.


posted: 2014-08-23 18:35:50

May the best team win #1970/Gold/Black/RoyalBlue

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-23 18:37:31

Ratties are under the cosh and resorting to kap the wits players

Triple KKK
posted: 2014-08-23 18:40:51

Rats playing javelin. .....efihlile Wits leading by the great Gain Hunt.hawuweng

Triple KKK
posted: 2014-08-23 18:41:28

3-1 wits is going through

posted: 2014-08-23 18:43:04

as I said we need speedy players for this game.....not klate

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-23 18:53:51

Klate must just replace Choppa on generations. What an actor, nxxxxxxx..... this samoosa

posted: 2014-08-23 18:59:01

Result pls someone? :D

posted: 2014-08-23 19:00:42

Wits is not serious. It's 1 thing to want to score but if you don't take your chances kuzozifanela...Khosi Til Death

posted: 2014-08-23 19:03:21

Ambitious_Khosi  very dull draw

posted: 2014-08-23 19:08:11

Hai Makola what's wrong today kanti, anyway watch pirates come alive in a 2nd half sizoyishaya wits.

posted: 2014-08-23 19:09:32

Never thought I would c the tiki taka masters playing transitional football, not the first time this season...javelin!!! WITS won't win this game they will still lose or play a draw.. No chance at all.

posted: 2014-08-23 19:15:28

Makola doesnt want to take responsibility. Thats the part of his game that makes me angry

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-23 19:18:12

pirates will go through. hope they do. dont like playing wits.

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