Bucs thump Djabal again in Champs League

Pirates thumped Djabal 5-0 in their first leg tie at Orlando Stadium, with Takesure Chinyama netting four, and upped the aggregate score to 9-0 today for an easy victory.

The match was played in searing heat, but Bucs came out of the blocks quickly, putting pressure on their hosts from the first minute.

They were rewarded just six minutes in, when Thulasiwe Mbuyane opened the scoring.

Just two minutes Mbuyane turned provider, when he turned in a cross for Ndumiso Mabena to hit home.

Half and hour in Mabena missed a clear opportunity to make it three, although the ball was bouncing al over the artificial pitch.

Frustration started to show in the Djabal players as the game headed for half-time, with both teams suffering in the heat.

Roger de Sa brought on Khethokwakhe Masuku for the second half as Bucs kept their dominance up.

10 minutes into the second 45, Takesure Chinyama made it three for the Buccaneers, but the intense heat slowed the game down.

Onyekachi Okonkwo added a fourth a few seconds from time as Pirates showed no intentions of sitting back.

Pirates will next play the winner between Mbabane Swallows and Zanaco FC of Zambia. Zanaco won that first leg tie 3-2, with the second leg to be played in Mbabane, Swaziland. The First Round, first leg matches take place on the weekend of March 15-17.

Orlando Pirates line-up: Meyiwa, Jele, Phungwayo, Gcaba, Lekgwathi, Ntshumayelo, Okonkwo, Segolela, Mbuyane, Mabena, Chinyama

Subs: Mhlongo, Nzunga, Masalesa, Bester, Jali, Makola, Masuku