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...

Okada man
posted: 2014-08-23 20:08:23

Great goals by major bt back to bench against signclowns

Three 3
posted: 2014-08-23 20:08:26

Three 3 HAS BEEN SAYING UNLEASH MAJORO.....AND what a blast

I said abantu BAZOKHALA

Papa T
posted: 2014-08-23 20:08:28

Majoro has arrived!

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-08-23 20:09:13

He must also take him with those fabulous goals he scored.

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2014-08-23 20:09:42

Oh yes and he did.

Buccaneers 8109
posted: 2014-08-23 20:10:27

On Thursday pirates had a team talk and others went to Thursday with Marawa

Membaks
posted: 2014-08-23 20:10:45

Finally, he is here. Orlando has been waiting for you. Dankie ntwana.

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-08-23 20:11:32

Wabona if majoro and erasmus continue scoring like this, then rats will b deadly this season. 3 beautiful goals. Well done once again

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-23 20:11:36

nice goals from Majoro. I think Myeni turned it arround.

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2014-08-23 20:12:37

I lost count, what's the aggregate score??

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-08-23 20:12:59

wow majoro I'm happy for you boi . I love you boi.

Bucs4Champion
posted: 2014-08-23 20:13:06

He is back

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-08-23 20:13:07

Buhle Mkhwanazi… Tyson what what… Vilakazi….???? Mxm… and we supposed to buy into vision 2022….?? Shakes will soon vacate his seat… The national team is not for experimental purposes…

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-08-23 20:13:26

We done rats. I wish you go all the way win this cup, but don't forget to give us three points on Wednesday.

arthur_96761
posted: 2014-08-23 20:13:48

Great display by pirates in the 2nd half

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-08-23 20:14:27

I'd like to officially welcome the Major aboard The Black Pearl…. all aboard..!?!?!

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-08-23 20:14:57

Majoro on song. Wow!

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-08-23 20:15:27

I said this before that Let us give the coach to coach and we support the team!Now the critics of Letlohonolo "Major" Majoro are forced to hide into their shells!!!!!!!Up the Bucs!!!!!!!

Buccaneers 8109
posted: 2014-08-23 20:15:30

All the three goals scored today are superb.

SHAUN LOUW
posted: 2014-08-23 20:15:42

gudluck 4 the rats lets who's the champ in the final. love&peace

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