Bloem Celtic knock Pirates out

2012-11-04 18:13

Bloemfontein - Bloemfontein Celtic came back from the dead to defeat Orlando Pirates in a thrilling Telkom Knockout quarter-final at Free State Stadium on Sunday.
The cup match ended 3-3 after extra-time and Phunya Sele Sele, who scored twice at the death of regulation time, triumphed 5-3 on penalties to join SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars in the semifinals.
There were few chances created in the first half, though on 23 minutes Bucs took the lead through a superb goal from Daine Klate. The winger scored directly from a free kick with a curling shot into the top corner that had the beating of goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.
On 40 minutes the visitors almost doubled their advantage, with midfielder Andile Jali exchanging passes with Collins Mbesuma before firing a left-footed shot just wide of the goalkeeper’s right-hand post.
The second half got off to a flying start, with three goals in the first 12 minutes after the break. Pirates made it 2-0 on 51 minutes when Oupa Manyisa chested down a cross from Klate before firing a low shot into the bottom corner.
Six minutes later the home side reduced the deficit to 2-1 when Lennox Bacela converted a penalty. The striker earned the spot kick himself, being tripped up by Siyabonga Sangweni just inside the 18-yard area.
Bucs restored their two goal lead in the 57th minute through a first goal for the club from Thabo Matlaba. The fullback unleashed a swerving long-range shot that wrong-footed Tignyemb before crashing into the back of the net.
Pirates substitute Ndumiso Mabena had a chance to kill off the hosts in the 86th minute when he stole the ball off Dominic Isaacs and had only the ‘keeper to beat, but the young striker completely fluffed the chance in a moment that came back to haunt the Soweto giants.
Celtic finally made it 3-2 in the 90th minute when Gamildien powered home a fine headed goal from a left-wing cross, and in a dramatic ending substitute Joel Mogorosi made it 3-3 five minutes into injury time and sent the game to an extra half hour with a magnificent overhead kick after a goal-mouth scramble.
Extra time was prosaic compared to the drama before it, and the tired teams eventually settled for a penalty shootout. Celtic converted all five of their kicks, while Pirates’ Oupa Manyisa was the unlucky player to fail with his attempt, handing the Bloemfontein side a 5-3 victory.

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) (3) 3 (Bacela 55’ pen, Gamildien 90’, Mogorosi 90+5’)

Orlando Pirates (1) (3) 3 (Klate 23’, Manyisa 51’, Matlaba 57’)

After extra time; Celtic won 5-3 on penalties


Celtic: Tignyemb, Mzava, Isaacs, Nthethe, Mahoa, Nyanda (Mogorosi 60’), Madubanya (Motshegwa 68’), Arwuah, Lakay (Manzini 57’), Gamildien, Bacela
Pirates: Josephs, Matlaba, Mahamutsa (Lekgwathi 14’), Sangweni, Phungwayo, Myeni, Masalesa, Manyisa, Jali, Klate (Segolela 73’), Mbesuma (Mabena 70’)
Penalty sequence: (Celtic shot first) Bacela scores 1-0, Jali scores 1-1; Manzini scores 2-1, Manyisa misses 2-1; Motshegwa scores 3-1, Sangweni scores 3-2; Mogorosi scores 4-2, Phungwayo scores 4-3; Isaacs scores 5-3. Celtic win 5-3 on penalties.


  • anele.kunene.52 - 2012-11-04 18:17

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Bhaka Bhaka kwenzenjani...

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-04 22:33

      No brown envelope, Bucks is getting bankrupt u c there way how they employ Roger, cheap labour.

  • thabo.malose.31 - 2012-11-04 18:26

    Celtics never thought they could kill bucs so quick. Now i know how they treat.

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-11-04 18:29

    What? Were they not leading the game with 2 goals up until I left around 2 minutes left. Well maybe thus whey I don't hear any Vuvuzelas, is gonna be a peaceful night vandag.

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-04 18:35

    Our boys were like bunch of fools who lacked commitment on the field and that is where Celtics became like possessed bunch of hungry wolves searching for our blood. I also have to show my disappointments on the poor standard of referees in our league(disgusting indeed). Well done to Celtics for capitalizing on our mistakes and we will bounce cak soon!!

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-04 22:28

      It's poor now\r\nbcause u lost, shame let me remind u, all those cups u claimed u have won, refery's helped u 2 win them sorry makhalanjalo, no DTC this seoson.

  • joe.bizzah - 2012-11-04 19:01

    thats match fixing???arrest them

      mmasogaedwin - 2012-11-04 19:34

      I put blame of Roger desa

  • Prince Bird - 2012-11-04 19:23

    An ordinary overrated retard missed a penalty! Ace/Iniesta won't miss from spot kick!

  • Kusta Booi - 2012-11-04 19:34

    pirates z too heavy fo Roger, de man cant handle de team dey mst get powerful coach dan Roger

  • Chengboogy - 2012-11-04 19:55

    Lmao what a supermen performance by Celtics...Pirates bring back the \treble\ stars and surely you will get something along the way,bcoz it took you a \decade\ to get something and now that you had them your \clever Palacios\ come and get rid of the boys who has awake the death bones...You see what impact \Ruben Cloete\ has as a individual in the game,go to the boardroom and bring back such important players before all the bones \vanish\

  • phillip.andy.7 - 2012-11-04 20:05

    it's unlike pirates 2 threw away a game like that , i hope its a lesson learned

  • winston.magaela.1 - 2012-11-04 20:20

    Go jewa batho, Bhaka Bhaka. Go setse Marapo feela.Holaaaa Phunya Selesele

  • Deon - 2012-11-04 20:41

    Please do something about that poor ass referee that could'nt see that oupa's penalty were safed because the keeper were 2m of his line..._unbelievable how he did'nt c that!!!

      Sello Makgato - 2012-11-04 21:06

      i a gree with you Deon 100% the referee was big blow for Pirates!!

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-04 22:15

      Ayikho lento eniyikhalelayo, nidliwe finish

      luvuyo.zihle - 2012-11-05 09:20

      U complain 4 nothing los is lost finish .Frog jump over shapa.

  • lesglenzo - 2012-11-04 21:07

    shapa masiwelele sharpaaaaaa!! gwa re tuuuu kgwathi, i loveee it eeeheheheehe!! Khosi 4 life!!

  • thabo.lemafia - 2012-11-04 22:20

    great game, spoiled by da refri

  • patrickchina.ngene - 2012-11-04 23:32

    It was a great game ,but spoiled by Roger ,Tinkler nd Tebogo .

  • joe.bizzah - 2012-11-05 01:18

    that was match fixing@ arest all

  • andre.baatjies - 2012-11-05 07:13


      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-05 07:41

      Ja Bizza we need the Hawks to start their investigations on the Bucs Camp with the immediate effect and arrest them all

  • paul.makhudu1 - 2012-11-05 08:32

    thank you celtic for restoring order, sanity has prevailed and 10 years of drought is just around the corner! 2 trophies gone and league is slipping away!

  • tsireledzo - 2012-11-05 09:08

    well done Celtic

  • sello.fantisi - 2012-11-05 11:01

    Pirates wins/draws most of they matches in the last let feel that bitter sweet revenge.kwaaaa

  • sello.fantisi - 2012-11-05 11:01

    Pirates wins/draws most of they matches in the last let feel that bitter sweet revenge.

  • freddy.vanwijk - 2012-11-05 16:20

    Wait untill Pirates get them in the league and other cup games and then we will see which shoe will be on the other foot.

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