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Telkom Knockout: Orlando Pirates vs Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 25 October 2014 Time: 19:38

Orlando Pirates cruised past Ajax Cape Town 4-1 in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash at a rain-soaked Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Goals from Happy Jele, Siyabonga Sangweni, Lehlohonolo Majoro and Oupa Manyisa saw the Sea Robbers sail to victory, with a Thabiso Nkoana penalty providing scant consolation for Ajax.

With the players playing in puddles of water and braving terrible conditions as the driving rain showed no sign of relenting, it was Pirates who took a 2-0 lead before the interval.

Jele put the Buccaneers 1-0 up on 34 minutes after heading the ball against Tashreeq Morris and into the back of the net from Khethokwakhe Masuku's corner. It was arguably an own-goal as the ball seemed to be heading wide before Morris' interception.

Sangweni doubled his side's lead on the stroke of half-time, towering home a free header, again from Masuku's corner-kick delivery from the right.

Vladimir Vermezovic's side made the result as good as safe right at the start of the second half as Majoro repaid the coach's faith in him with a fantastic goal. Jele's cross from the right found the striker at the near post, and he showed a composed first touch, turned and finished with his left foot to make it 3-0.

Eight minutes later Ajax were handed a lifeline when Thabo Qalinge's clumsy challenge on Abbubaker Mobara handed the visitors a penalty, which Nkoana slotted in off the right-hand upright, 3-1.

But Kermit Erasmus came on for Majoro and played his part in securing the result in the 76th minute after breaking from the halfway line on the counter-attack, cutting inside the defender and sliding it to Manyisa, who took one touch before stabbing the ball underneath Anssi Jaakkola to make it 4-1.

Ajax coach Roger de Sa went more direct towards the end of the second half with Nathan Paulse coming on to cause problems in the wet conditions, but Bucs held firm at the back without any major cause for concern.

The result sees Pirates join SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals, with Kaizer Chiefs taking on Platinum Stars in the last quarter-final on Sunday.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger De Sa
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-25 21:45:24

Mara where is the romance she truly need that since her Hubby team won she want to celebrate with hubby phela

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-10-25 21:45:38

Hahahahaha….. Dankie member…. Its all cryptic for our young neighbours what you say… Hololo… #TsowaEve #VukaSilale

Nkombose ka Baba
posted: 2014-10-25 21:47:25

This thing of blogging and sleeping is a problem because some of you are already on your first dreams but expects usually say that your intial stage of falling asleep is usually a process of wishful thinking


what the hell
posted: 2014-10-25 21:47:41

Sherman must be smilling from "tooth to tooth"

posted: 2014-10-25 21:47:44

Sure you will tell me your bones told you that your team will win by four goals to one today

posted: 2014-10-25 22:23:23

Bucs is amongst the world's top 200.teams ...If u don't see ur team on dat list please stop writing Pirates on the same sentence as ur team..zebbies in particular ....

Khosi Intellectual
posted: 2014-10-26 04:34:29


posted: 2014-10-26 05:08:36

Eish I need a source also

posted: 2014-10-26 05:22:43

Atleast the coach was listening, drop Qaba to the reserve league, mahamutsa is way better than qaba.. Sorted.

Erusmus is not a striker, he plays behind the striker , his work rate and runs. He came in and he made an assist.

Gud for playing with one holding middle fielder and manyisa pushing forward.

Segolela has improved his final touches, I need not run until the ball get out, I saw him raising his head and trying to play early ball to the box. Again VV answer the call , when w said w want segolela back.

Wat is left , is to play helder/ bagels as target man, let Major play behind him. Erusmus and major should complete for behind he striker role.

we must play with two strikers.

Vv , must listen to us the spiritual owner, and he will be here with us for so.long

posted: 2014-10-26 05:24:44

Concentrate on yr Chubaba chairman who can't stand his son Bobby

posted: 2014-10-26 05:45:33

chauke6 oh HE is not a striker now, but I always believed ERASMUS is good at creating space and chances than scoring consistently. You are spot on when you say he should be a second striker than main.

Chiefs thela is'bhaxu
posted: 2014-10-26 05:49:32

The score is settled you won against us in 2011 MTN 8 Final by 1 goal and we won in 2014 by same score line

posted: 2014-10-26 05:52:56

Super Champ ( Super Finalist & KO Specialist) eish to MAKOLA he must realize once you turn the opponent inside out the first time, you must use that space advantage, the second time is pure luck if you still have space to manouver but the third, neh mahn that opponent will definitely take that ball. 

posted: 2014-10-26 05:53:20


posted: 2014-10-26 06:00:30

You are missing the point here Sencopassion, HD showed that the pitch was playable, the rain didn't make the pitch unplayable. Go to school and learn to understand other bloggers comments before embarrassing yourself

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-10-26 07:00:49

I guess vv's job is safe for now neh, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2014-10-26 08:20:18

Lol the sea robbers were sailing last nyt, see what i did there? Hahaha

posted: 2014-10-26 17:44:35

wow no Klate and myeni thank you thank you amen!!!!!

posted: 2014-10-27 08:00:17

I like it when there's no Klate and Myeni. This is the winning team that VV used on Saturday. But if he brings those cows back we'll loose again

Khosy for life
posted: 2014-10-27 21:18:04

This was a funeral

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