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Chiefs outlast Pirates

2011-09-17 17:33

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs returned to the top of the Absa Premiership standings with a 2-1 win over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
 
Goals from Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala handed the Amakhosi a victory that puts them top of the log - temporarily at least - and serves as revenge for their defeat at the hands of the Buccaneers in last week’s MTN8 final.
 
Chiefs bossed the first half, though the first real sign of their dominance only arrived in the 24th minute when Bernard Parker almost got onto the end of a great through ball from Lucky Baloyi, but Moeneeb Josephs got off his line quickly.
 
Three minutes later the team in gold and black opened the scoring. Parker netted his first league goal for the club, sending a fantastic shot direct from a free kick into the top corner. Josephs got a hand to the ball, but it wasn’t enough to keep it out.
 
Vladimir Vermezovic’s team continued to dictate proceedings and in injury time at the end of the first half they took advantage of some slack play from Andile Jali, allowing Josta Dladla to tee up Siphiwe Tshabalala - the Bafana Bafana midfielder buried the ball in the back of the net to make it 2-0.
 
Pirates replaced injured striker Ndumiso Mabena with holding midfielder Clifford Ngobeni at the start of the second half, and the presence of an extra man in the middle of the park allowed Julio Leal’s side to boss the remainder of the game.
 
However, Bucs lacked a cutting edge up front and the service for striker Bongani Ndulula left much to be desired. In fact, Chiefs perhaps had the best scoring chances of the second half, particularly Lehlohonolo Majoro, who sliced a close range effort in the 62nd minute.
 
Yet Pirates continued to plug away again the outstanding Chiefs defence and they finally got some reward for their endeavour right at the death when defender Happy Jele scored with an extraordinary volley after meeting Dikgang Mabalane’s free kick at the near post. 
 
Scores:

Kaizer Chiefs (2) 2 (Parker 27’, Tshabalala 45+3’)
Orlando Pirates (0) 1 (Jele 90+4’)
 
Teams:

Chiefs: Khune; Tau, Sweswe, Isaacs, Jambo; Dladla, Letsholonyane, Baloyi (Katsande 30’), Tshabalala; Parker (Nale 84’), Majoro (Ngcobo 68’)
 
Pirates: Josephs; Jele, Sangweni, Lekgwathi, Cloete; Segolela (Mabalane 71’), Manyisa, Jali, Klate (Bester 61’); Mabena (Ngobeni 46’), Ndulula
 

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Comments
  • TypicalDarkie - 2011-09-17 21:11

    RISEKHOSIRISE

  • Linda - 2011-09-17 21:12

    Well Chiefs win means nothing! When it matters most, they snooze! Losing 3 cup tornaments and win the 1st leg of the ABSA league against Pirates, really means NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

      TypicalDarkie - 2011-09-17 21:28

      u sound like a sore pie-rats looser.....

      vambozha mutemi - 2011-09-17 21:57

      u know mast not alwyz mast sho wats happening for pie rats, pie rats is not 1 skipa must alwayz sh 5 skipa. Amakhosi for life!

      OZNOB - 2011-09-17 23:27

      FOR A BUNCH OF PUDDLE PIRATES THEY SEEM TO BE SORE LOSERS

      CITIZEN - 2011-09-18 08:50

      o so now we are pierats but do you forget who took 8 million from last week and did you get from us a lowly 3 points shame does 3 points mean so much for you poor chiefs but you know once an chiefs always a pirates

      segzy77 - 2011-09-19 13:15

      @CITIZEN you guys need the R8M, take you boys for some English lessons, or tell them to stick to their mother tongue when having post match interviews. The Glamour boys are still the wealthiest team in Africa. R8M WHAT??? R8M WHAT???

  • Vroteier9 - 2011-09-18 01:34

    Man, i was really hopping for another victory over Chiefs.

  • bongi - 2011-09-19 14:56

    EI M SO SOWI PIRATES BT DNT WORRY FNDS WE'RE COMING BACK THAT WS JUST A MISTAKE THEY KNW US DZ CHIEFS GUYS WE NT THEIR TYPE.

      Dilika - 2011-09-19 15:06

      Bongi do you mind re-writing what you just wrote above. I showed your post to Lee, my friend, he speaks Mandarin but he did not understand it either.

  • MIM128 - 2011-09-19 15:37

    Segolela lacks soccer "intelligence". He is just a headless chicken always running at nothing...

      Ak - 2011-09-19 15:47

      Ha Ha Hhaaaa...nice one MIB Was feelin shame for the poor dude, he was out, nothing was happening for him and he knew... But welldone to the Phefeni, now consistency pleeeeeeaassseeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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