Molangoane mesmerises Pirates
Posted: 11 May 2016 Time: 18:07
Chippa United convincingly beat top-eight rivals Orlando Pirates 2-0 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in their final home Absa Premiership match of the season on Wednesday night.
After an exciting opening period in which both sides showed positivity and a will to go forward, it was the home side that took the lead in spectacular fashion.
Joseph Molangoane received a 50-metre pass out on the right, controlled expertly with one touch before driving through the backpedalling Pirates defence and passing coolly into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the area, just out of Brighton Mhlongo's reach.
Sifiso Myeni missed the Buccaneers' best chance of the first half from about eight yards yard, totally unmarked, slipping and skewing a shot wide when a goal looked easier.
Dan Malesela's side picked up where they left off in the second hald and continued to cause problems for Eric Tinkler's side, and they were rewarded with a second goal on the hour-mark.
Molangoane was again heavily involved as he played a clever give-and-go down the right channel before driving forward and picking out Buyani Sali's run with a pinpoint low cross, and the midfielder finished emphatically from close range.
Pirates could not find a way to goal for the remainder of the match as the Chilli Boys controlled possession to secure a memorable and important result for the top-eight ambitions.
The Sea Robbers are now winless in their last four matches and in danger of finishing outside the top eight.
HOME: Chippa United
Coach: Dan Malesela
AWAY: Orlando Pirates
Coach: Eric Tinkler