Pirates crowned MTN8 champs

2011-09-10 22:58

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates won the MTN8 for a second successive time after defeating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 after extra time at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.
Oupa Manyisa scored the winning goal early in the second half of extra time, finally breaking the deadlock in a game in which the defences were very much on top.
The first half of regulation time was very evenly matched and the two sides essentially cancelled each other out.
The only half chances fell the way of Ndumiso Mabena and Lehlohonolo Majoro for Pirates and Chiefs respectively, but neither found the target.
The second half was far more entertaining and it was the Buccaneers who took charge of the game, dominating possession and forcing Chiefs onto the back foot.
Defender Siyabonga Sangweni had two free headers which he should have scored from – one he put over the target, and the other forced Itumeleng Khune into a fine save.
Amakhosi rarely threatened after the break, but substitute Sthembiso Ngcobo twice came close to breaking the deadlock, forcing Moeneeb Josephs into a good save with a low shot before glancing a header just wide of the near post.
As the clock ticked into injury time at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, controversy struck. Bongani Ndulula headed home what appeared to be a winner for Pirates, but referee Victor Hlungwani adjudged the young striker to have pushed Dominic Isaacs in the back.
However, Pirates didn’t let the incident affect their focus and they finally breached the Chiefs defence in the 107th minute, with Manyisa scoring with a skidding long range shot that bust past the arms of Khune.
The Amakhosi ‘keeper saw the ball late but he will feel that he should have kept it out his net. The goal proved decisive, with Chiefs simply unable to summon enough reserves to bring themselves back into the game.
Orlando Pirates (0) (0) 1 (Manyisa 107’)
Kaizer Chiefs 0
Pirates: Josephs; Jele, Sangweni, Lekgwathi, Cloete; Jali, Manyisa; Segolela, Mbuyane (Mahamutsa 114’), Mabalane (Klate 76’); Mabena (Ndulula 58’)
Chiefs: Khune; Tau, Isaacs, Sweswe, Jambo; Dladla (Nale 111’), Nengomasha, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala (Katsande 81’); Parker, Majoro (Ngcobo 63’)


  • simorin1 - 2011-09-10 23:09

    Banyise Manyisa...

  • Nari - 2011-09-10 23:25

    heeeeeeeeee makhosi for cups heehee warawarawhatwhat ....makhosi for lunch...

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 08:05

      Sorry for your LOSS, to the Chiefs fans... but even YOU KNEW, Bucca Bucca ARE the Champs!!! UP THE BUCCANEERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • collen.seoka - 2011-09-10 23:26

    pirates coach happens to be one of bafana coaches, it gives him enough time to assess chiefs best players, the opportunity to know their weakness, planning around players you coach is not exactly a difficult job. if he continue to do both jobs, it wont be fair, when he was at swallows he did not have material, now he have one of the best squad at pirates. he has to make a choice else the game wont be fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Putuma Gqamana - 2011-09-10 23:43

      Don't be a sore loser. Plus, you are mistaking the Bucs's coach Julio Leal for Jairo Leal one of Santana's seconds that Pitso retained.

      howellspha.ndlovu - 2011-09-11 01:30

      clearly u are a very stupid loser...wat u are saying has no depth

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 08:07

      Collen.... Call MNET.... They CARE!

      Zukisani - 2011-09-11 13:10

      what are you talking about collen? julio is jairo leal's brother (bafana assistant coach) two different people mate

      jerry.kb - 2011-09-12 00:25

      this doesnt make sense but we understand your pain.Pirates was the better team on the day. Chiefs should never be embarassed.they lost to a greater team than them , greater and better on that day. history counts for nothing in a derby match. players perform, not the coach. this one only leads them.

  • Valerie Donaldson - 2011-09-11 06:24

    Yeah, yippy, yes, yes, yes. Well done Pirates

  • raymond williams - 2011-09-11 06:35

    What a great game and sorry Pirates for the disallowed 50/50 challenge goal.Shapa Olando Pirates shapa.

  • Setshutshu - 2011-09-11 11:13

    what is it with referee Hlongwani and Pirates. Whatever he's got against Pirates, need to be sorted out. First it was Bennie red carded for jumping for the ball, now its Ndulula's goal dislallowed for jumping for the ball. Maybe he's aerially incompetent, or a chief's fan. Somebody, please find out which team he favours, so we now the next time what to expect. Shapa Buccaneer, Shapa!

  • Sakhile - 2011-09-11 14:59

    yes offcource pirates play like king and defend like warriors

  • kgalifi - 2011-09-12 08:04

    hahahahaha ey mara ORLANDO PIRATES.......

  • Selina Kabini - 2011-09-12 09:16


  • Dawana - 2011-09-12 10:03

    am glad Zebras lost to Pie-rats bcoz when Sundowns was knocked out of the tournament by Pie-rats, Sundowns was a laughing stock to most of the Chiefs fans...yes I said it!!!!

  • Dawana - 2011-09-12 10:09

    am glad Zebras lost to the Pie-rats bcoz when Sundowns was knocked out of the tournament by Pie-rats, Sundowns was a laughing stock to most of the Zebras fans! Yes I Said it!!!!!! nd now we both settle for R800000 lol!

  • Mpume - 2011-09-12 12:40

    I had never been a soccer team fan but I now have love for Bhakabhaka. It's a powerful team. Congrats boys!!!

  • Dorsy7 - 2011-09-12 13:32

    Ayeeeyeee Bhakaniya ayeeeyeeeee!!!!

  • Algic2Zebra - 2011-09-12 13:47

    what a game bucselona... letz much on and let the Zebras bow... rice rice my food, we eat pap here... ase mo states mo

  • Sello - 2011-09-12 14:04

    Boss please stop lying. Leal isnt in Bafana bafana. Leal in BB and Pirates Leal are two different people. Stop being a sour loser

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