Bloem Celtic stun Pirates

2012-09-30 17:29

Bloemfontien - Bloemfontein Celtic inflicted Roger De Sa’s first defeat as Orlando Pirates coach when they beat the defending PSL champions 1-0 at the Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon thanks to a second half winner scored by Lennox Bacela eleven minutes from time.
In the second minute of the match Thulasizwe Mbuyane was offered a chance to shoot from outside the box on the left side, but his shot flew wide across the face of goal.
In the 10th minute the home side had their first chance at goal which was wasted when Ruzaigh Gamildien tried a shot from a tight angle but Moeneeb Josephs easily saved it. The Celtic striker should have crossed instead for his two team-mates in the box.
Pirates started grabbing the match by the scuff of the neck when in the 18th minute Onyekachi Okonkwo curled a beautiful right footed shot from 20-yards out, but Celtic 'keeper Tignyemb parried the ball out for a corner kick.
The Buccaneers had another effort at goal two minutes later as midfield dynamo Oupa Manyisa shot from a tight angle on the right but his effort was also parried away for a corner kick.
In the 34th minute there was a double chance for Pirates as Mbuyane rattled the woodwork from eight yards out, and as the ball rebounded he had a second bite at the cherry from just outside the small box but his low shot was gathered by the Celtic 'keeper.
In the 65th Celtic fluffed a golden opportunity when Lerato Manzini was one-on-one with Josephs but his shot was blocked by the goalie, who narrowed down the shooting angle.
In the 79th the stadium was in raptures when the home side found the lead. After a long throw in, Mogomotsi lobbed the ball over the Pirates defence and Bacela sneaked his way past two Bucs defenders Lekgwathi and Rooi Mahamutsa and put the ball beyond Josephs.
Celtic should have doubled their led in the 87th minute when Mduduzi Nyanda unleashed a shot which was deflected toward an empty net, but Lucky Lekgwathi cleared the ball off the line.


  • fdalana - 2012-09-30 18:40

    bicycle kicks are not working for you.

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-30 18:56

    A last minute winner via a penalty was hailed as turning the corner from bad results and made some calling for Chiefs. Eish, what happened now to the \Happy People\? Shapa Siwelele Samaselesele, shaaaaaaaaappppppppaaa

      nico.mutele1 - 2012-09-30 19:50

      next game is against gaint killa tuks ahe heee

  • Bruce - 2012-09-30 19:03

    Hela yalo sani!

  • steve.matsane - 2012-09-30 20:43

    We are reclaiming the Glory, they r reclaiming the drought. Pirates is weaker than an 89-year-old's erection...*fact*

  • steve.matsane - 2012-09-30 20:43

    We are reclaiming the Glory, they r reclaiming the drought. Pirates is weaker than an 89-year-old's erection...*fact*

  • more.pido - 2012-09-30 23:25

    shhhhh helayalo sani shhhhh

  • walter.sithole - 2012-10-01 16:48

    With the best player on the field(Onyekachi Okonkwo) and the on formTlou Segolela being substituted for no apparent reason,De sar;s intention to join Pirates is clearly SABOTAGE!!

  • walter.sithole - 2012-10-01 16:50

    Pliz cn someone advise Pirates on De Sar before its too late!!

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