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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 18:35:40

 rain is spoiling what was suppose to be a very good evening of entertaining soccer. I need pirates to win. I still want to molest them once more

Nkombose ka Baba
posted: 2014-10-25 18:36:40

Drainage yako orlando is very bad but I'm not suprised its a small team playing


Donald Duck
posted: 2014-10-25 18:37:36

Plus he is blind that one, he almost dicapitated himself with a bridge barrier last time. He cut his car in half

mthimbane 067
posted: 2014-10-25 18:43:38

Hahahaha, fanakalo & mehlemamba at back,bakhona abozokhala

posted: 2014-10-25 18:45:22

Donald Duck hehehehehehe ucaza ukuthi he's got pebble eyes for nothing

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:45:55

Hahahaha agreed nyawuza errr

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-10-25 18:46:28

Hahahaha, they are just for decoration, they don't see jack

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:47:30

Our players sometimes look like they don't think.....when the weather is like this and pitch is bad....you don't play back pass to the keeper

you also don't play short passes.....

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-10-25 18:49:38

Lol, that shibobo was close. @least Jele scored, don't understand why VV don't like him

Nkombose ka Baba
posted: 2014-10-25 18:53:07

Guys you must be careful with the rain comes the rodents. A pest control expert says it's that time of year when rats are more likely to come up through the pipes and into your toilet


posted: 2014-10-25 18:53:36

Don't south african pitches have drainage systems? There is too much water

posted: 2014-10-25 18:55:00


nthabiseng pretty
posted: 2014-10-25 18:57:11

What is the score bhakaniyas

Nkombose ka Baba
posted: 2014-10-25 18:57:25

Most of them do.but it seems as if orlando doesn't have.


@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:57:56

Manyisa hayi....

is anyone watching the excellent game Bibo is having?

posted: 2014-10-25 18:58:52

I only see a group of ratties swimming.....come on Ajax

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 18:59:21

Pirates 1-0 ajax....jele header on corner kick

posted: 2014-10-25 19:00:00

@Bongz # Bucs  I must say... he putting up a fight today

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 19:00:54

Sangweni makes it 2....free header on a corner again...

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-10-25 19:01:24

All of a sudden Zebras are quiet and disappeared

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