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Posted: 27 September 2014 Time: 14:45

Chippa United beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, with Bafana Bafana newcomer David Zulu netting early on at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Pirates started brightly, as Ayanda Gcaba headed a right-wing cross from Mpho Makola against the crossbar as early as the second minute.

Soon after, Thamsanqa Sangweni drilled a free-kick narrowly wide from 30 yards out at the other end.

The Chilli Boys then took the lead in the seventh minute, as Zulu dispossessed Makola before going on a weaving run and beating Senzo Meyiwa with a clinical left-footed shot on the angle. It was the forward's fourth goal of the season.

The Buccaneers threatened twice before the half-hour mark, as Kermit Erasmus thumped a shot just over before marauding fullback Thabo Matlaba drew a save from Mbongeni Mzimela with a useful strike on target.

Makola also came close leading up to the recess, as he steered a free-kick just wide of the upright.

The second stanza failed to match expectations, as both sides struggled to make inroads in the final third.

Bucs, who lost the MTN8 Final last weekend, pressed in the latter stages, as substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro, on for Makola, turned sharply in the box before firing inches wide in the 75th minute.

Chippa nearly added a second at the death, but Meyiwa made a superb stop to foil a swift assault. Nevertheless, the hosts went on to claim the maximum spoils in Port Elizabeth.

HOME: Chippa United

Coach: Roger Sikhakhane
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-09-27 13:08:10

Black4ever denzelwaGP  rather for him to be off form, phela soccer is his bread and butter. there must be something that the coach is seeing that we as fans dont. maybe in training is the best.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:08:57

Bad marking

posted: 2014-09-27 13:09:50

David Zulu..Donald Duck ukuphi nja yam? what did i say to u.phefeni? this boy is a gem..

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:10:04

Manyisa, Gcaba and Sangweni all went to sleep

posted: 2014-09-27 13:10:33

buccaneer u remember i was telling u about this boy david zulu? bona fela

posted: 2014-09-27 13:11:01

@Jeza 2014 won them abt this Zulu character few minutes ago

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-09-27 13:11:04

They r already behind with one goal moss mr editor, what do u mean? Useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2014-09-27 13:11:20

Professor_ pity for me am not watching the game. i know this boy from watching just two of Leopards games. People will have to start to respect him

posted: 2014-09-27 13:12:16

we warned them about this boy midweek khosi..i hope phefeni boy is watching

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:12:33

He looks promising

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:14:21

Our refs are phathetic....issue both plauers with yellow cards

Last time i checked retaliation is a RED CARD

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-09-27 13:14:39

Chippa to finish what khosi started, hahah, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2014-09-27 13:14:54

Verassing If Leopards did not allow Chippa to take this boy before the playoffs Leopards would be back in the psl this season

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-27 13:16:25

Manyisa has to be dropped people ....his form is bad

posted: 2014-09-27 13:16:40

forever hardworking. .watch him he hasn't started yet..Sangweni is goin to have a busy day

posted: 2014-09-27 13:16:48

David Zulu isn't so bad after all,, but international fooball is a different story, either way I'm #HUMBLED


posted: 2014-09-27 13:16:50

David Zulu deserves a start in Bafana, he dribbled fake defenders n finish superbly

posted: 2014-09-27 13:17:33

Score guy

posted: 2014-09-27 13:17:58

Will the Gautrain ever play again?

posted: 2014-09-27 13:18:40

I guess u dnt knw Thami he ain't wearing no arm band

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