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2015/08/01 | 15:00 |  Carling Black Label Cup | FNB Stadium, Soweto |  Full Time
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As it happened: Pirates win after penalties

2015-08-01 15:15
Last Updated at 06:16
01 Aug 17:53
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01 Aug 17:50
Mhlongo is the hero for Pirates after he saves two penalties!
01 Aug 17:47


The game ended 1-1 after full time but Pirates have held their nerve to win 4-3 on penalties!

01 Aug 17:46

Penalty converted by Ndoro!

Chiefs 3 Pirates 4

01 Aug 17:46

Parker converts the penalty!

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01 Aug 17:45
Chiefs have to convert this next penalty otherwise its all over. 
01 Aug 17:45

Penalty converted by Masuku

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01 Aug 17:44

Penalty converted by Katsande

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01 Aug 17:43

Phungwayo blasts wide!

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01 Aug 17:42

Mhlongo saves from Ritchie

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01 Aug 17:41

Penalty converted by Jele

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01 Aug 17:40

Mhlongo saves from Letsholonyane

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01 Aug 17:40

Penalty converted by Manyisa

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01 Aug 17:39

Penalty converted by Tshabalala

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01 Aug 17:38
Here we go!
01 Aug 17:37
The two goalkeepers wish each other luck as they head off to try and win the game for their team!
01 Aug 17:35
Both coaches now deciding on who of their team will be taking the upcoming penalties. 
01 Aug 17:32

The full-time whistle goes, this will now be decided by penalties!

After 90 minutes the scores are level.

Kaizer Chiefs 1 Orlando Pirates 1

01 Aug 17:30
90' +5 - Ndoro in space, shoots, but well over the bar!
01 Aug 17:29
90' +4 - Two minutes of added time for one of these teams to find a winner, otherwise we will have penalties!
01 Aug 17:25
90' - We will have 6 minutes of added time at the end of the second half. 
01 Aug 17:24

89' - Chiefs substitution

Lebese is replaced by Matovo.

01 Aug 17:23
87' - And now Pirates have an excellent chance but Masuku tries one touch too many and his control lets him down. Chiefs clear. 
01 Aug 17:21
86' - Oh so close from Mthembu as he finds himself in space on the right. His shot, however hits the side netting! That could have won it for Chiefs!
01 Aug 17:20
85' - Five minutes away from penalties folks!
01 Aug 17:19
84' - Memela forces a smart save out of Pieterse down the other end!
01 Aug 17:18
82' - Chiefs are pushing for the winner here as Tshabalala and Letsholonyane combine brilliantly, the final pass is just a little too strong. 
01 Aug 17:16

81' - Kaizer Chiefs substitution

Masilela is replaced by Ritchie.

01 Aug 17:13
78' - End to end now from both teams. A promising Chiefs attack stopped, Pirates break upfield with Ndoro finding himself in the same position as a minute earlier. He shoots this time, but straight at the keeper. 
01 Aug 17:12
77' - Ndoro breaks down the right for Pirates, he looks to roll the ball into the box but the Chiefs defence just manage to clear. Ndoro had plenty of space, he might have had a shot himself. 
01 Aug 17:11

76' - Orlando Pirates substitution

Sarr is replaced by Gyimah.

01 Aug 17:09
73' - Masuku has a shot at goal, but the ball flies wide of goal. 
01 Aug 17:06

69' - Orlando Pirates substitution

Myeni is replaced by Memela 

01 Aug 17:03

65' - An excellent goal by Chiefs as Letsholonyane is put into space by an excellent back-heel by Mthembu who has just come on the field! Letsholonyane makes no mistake as he slot past Mhlongo.

01 Aug 17:00
01 Aug 16:59

64' - Chiefs Substitution

Zulu is replaced by Mthembu.

01 Aug 16:58
63' - A break in play as Mhlongo is down for treatment. He seems to have hurt his ankle. He will continue however. 
01 Aug 16:56
61'Tshabalala unleashes a wicked left-footed free-kick but Mhlongo is equal to the task. 
01 Aug 16:55
60' - A foul by Sarr gives Chiefs a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Tshabalala is over the ball. 
01 Aug 16:53
58' - Ndoro latches onto a defensive mistake by the Chiefs back four, his shot is parried away by Pieterse
01 Aug 16:51

55' - YELLOW CARD to Phungwayo

That was for a very strong challenge. The referee had no option to book him there. 

01 Aug 16:50
That's both the fan substitutions done in this year's Carling Cup. 
01 Aug 16:50

54' - Pirates substitution

Masuku replaces Majoro.

01 Aug 16:49

53' - Chiefs substitution 

Katsande replaces Maluleka.

01 Aug 16:45
49' - More danger for Pirates as some sloppy defending allows Tshabalala to flick a ball across the face of goal. Mhlongo cannot collect first time, but clears quickly before a Chief's player can react. 
01 Aug 16:43
49' - That really was an unbelievable miss by the Chief's captain! They should really be level!
01 Aug 16:42
46' - What a chance for Chiefs, but not taken! Parker puts an inch-perfect cross in at the right-hand upright, Tshabalala rises unmarked but can only steer his header wide. He should have hit the target there!
01 Aug 16:39
45' - Pirates get us underway for the second half. 
  • 0'

    And that's it! Orlando Pirates are the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup champions, winning the title for the fourth time, with all those successes coming after penalty shootouts!

  • 0'

    Tendai Ndoro scores! Orlando Pirates win 4-3 on penalties!

  • 0'

    Bernard Parker scores! Chiefs 3-3 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Menzi Masuku scores! Chiefs 2-3 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Willard Katsande scores! Chiefs 2-2 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Patrick Phungwayo misses! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Keegan Ritchie's penalty is saved! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Happy Jele scores! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Reneilwe Letsholonyane's penalty is saved! Chiefs 1-1 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Oupa Manyisa scores! Chiefs 1-1 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Siphiwe Tshabalala scores! Chiefs 1-0 Pirates!

  • 0'

    Kaizer Chiefs win the toss and will get this penalty shootout up and running!

  • 96'

    FULL-TIME! And that's it! The teams cannot be separated and once again the Black Label Cup will be decided by a penalty shootout!

  • 95'

    Tendai Ndoro has looked very lively for Pirates this afternoon, but his finishing has let him down as he lashes another wild shot miles over the crossbar.

  • 92'

    Both sets of players have given everything out there, and there seems to be more than a few tired legs as we head into the final moments of this year's Black Label Cup.

  • 90'

    The fourth official shows there will be six minutes added time for either side to find a winner, otherwise it's down to the lottery of penalties.

  • 89'

    SUBSTITUTION: George Lebese comes off for Kaizer Chiefs, replaced by Sulu Matova.

  • 88'

    That should have been the winner right there as Ndoro outmuscles his man before breaking to the by-line and squaring the ball to Menzi Masuku, but he gets his first touch all wrong and the chance goes begging.

  • 86'

    So close to a winner for Chiefs now as they break four-on-four, with the ball eventually being slipped through for Siphelele Mthembu, but he can't find the necessary accuracy as he lashes his shot into the side netting.

  • 84'

    Tendai Ndoro digs out a shot out of nowhere, which almost catches Pieterse napping, but the goalkeeper eventually manages to get a strong glove to the ball and the defence mop up the danger.

  • 81'

    SUBSTITUTION: Chiefs shake things up again, with Keegan Ritchie coming on from Tshepo Masilela.

  • 80'

    We're into the final 10 minutes of the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup, and as it stands we'll have a fourth penalty shootout in five years.

  • 79'

    Chances at both ends now as the game heats up, with Letsholonyane just being robbed of the ball in the Pirates area, before Ndoro looks to round off a slick counter-attack but can only fire a tame shot straight at Pieterse.

  • 77'

    Tendai Ndoro looks like he's destined to score after breaking through on goal, but he choose the wrong option and looks to roll the ball across the face of goal, but there's no team-mate in sight and Chiefs eventually get a goal-kick.

  • 76'

    SUBSTITUTION: Here comes yet another change, Pirates taking off Issa Sarr for newly signed Ghana international Edwin Gyimah.

  • 74'

    Menzi Masuku gets a decent sight of goal from the edge of the area, but the forward probably should have done better after rifling his shot wide of Pieterse's upright.

  • 72'

    Yet another break in play for an injury as Tsepo Masilela needs some treatment on the touchline.

  • 70'

    SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Pirates now as Sifiso Myeni's comes off for Amigo Memela.

  • 69'

    Bernard Parker takes kicking duties this time, and although he gets plenty of power, he's lacking in accuracy and doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.

  • 68'

    YELLOW CARD: Chiefs turning on the pressure now and they've won a free-kick right on the edge of the area, with Oupa Manyisa picking up a booking for his part in the foul...

  • 67'

    Stunning goal from Chiefs, and it's all level! The ball is pinged around the Pirates area before Bernard Parker's deft touch plays Reneilwe Letsholonyane in behind, with the midfielder showing plenty of composure to roll the ball into the far corner.

  • 66'

    GOAL! Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates! Reneilwe Letsholonyane!

  • 64'

    SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Chiefs now, with David Zulu making way for Siphelele Mthembu.

  • 63'

    Injuries have played a big part here this afternoon and Brighton Mhlongo is the latest to fall victim, with the goalkeeper needing some treatment in his own area, but he's eventually back on his feet and play is restarted.

  • 62'

    Chiefs get another chance to threaten from the resulting corner, but David Zulu is unable to direct his header and sends the ball flying behind for a goal-kick.

  • 61'

    Siphiwe Tshabalala lines it up and it's a blistering effort from the captain, who draws an equally impressive save from Brighton Mhlongo.

  • 60'

    Handball from Issa Sarr now gives Chiefs a decent chance from a free-kick some 20 yards out from goal, although the angle may make a direct effort a bit challenging...

  • 58'

    Tendai Ndoro makes his first real contribution of the game as he wins a 50-50 before outpacing his marker, but he could only fire his shot straight at Reyaad Pieterse, who makes a decent save.

  • 56'

    Reneilwe Letsholonyane seems to have forgotten his shooting boots in the changing room, with the midfielder again letting a wild shot fly well wide of the mark.

  • 55'

    YELLOW CARD: The first caution of the game goes to Orlando Pirates' Patrick Phungwayo for a reckless challenge on Bernard Parker.

  • 52'

    SUBSTITUTION: First change of the afternoon for Kaizer Chiefs, with midfield maestro Willard Katsande coming on for George Maluleka, while Orlando Pirates make their second change, Menzi Masuku getting his chance, with Lehlohonolo Majoro being replaced.

  • 50'

    A mistake from the Pirates defence allows Siphiwe Tshabalala a sight of goal, with the midfielder hitting a decent shot from a tight angle which forces the save from Mhlongo, who then gathers at the second attempt with David Zulu sniffing on the rebound.

  • 47'

    What a chance for Kaizer Chiefs as Bernard Parker delivers a peach of a ball to pick out Siphiwe Tshabalala at the far-post, but the captain, who is completely unmarked, somehow fails to find target as he heads wide of the mark.

  • 46'

    And we're back under way for the second-half here at the FNB Stadium, with no changes from either side, meaning Happy Jele managed to shake off whatever injury he had been struggling with before the break.

  • 48'

    HALF-TIME! The referee brings the first 45 minutes to a close, with Pirates leading 1-0 thanks to Sifiso Myeni's free-kick. Join us after the break for the second half!

  • 48'

    A chance for Chiefs to maybe test Brighton Mhlongo before the break as they win a free-kick, although it might be a touch too far out to trouble the keeper and they opt to float the ball in, although the Pirates defenders easily deal with that.

  • 46'

    This looks bad for Happy Jele, who is again down injured and he might not be able to walk this one off...

  • 45'

    The fourth official's board goes up and shows there will be three minutes of time added on before the half-time whistle.

  • 44'

    Parker is stretchered off, but only to received some attention from the Chiefs medical staff, and he looks eager to get back into the action.

  • 42'

    We've got another player down now, this time for Kaizer Chiefs as Bernard Parker appeared to take a blow to the face, although it shouldn't be enough to force him off the field.

  • 41'

    Great chance for an equaliser for Chiefs now as George Lebese digs out a delivery from wide to find David Zulu in the area, but after a decent first touch to set the chance, the forward could only lash his shot wide of the mark.

  • 39'

    The match has turned a bit scrappy in the last few minutes, with the ball being bogged down in midfielder, largely due to Pirates' firm defensive stance.

  • 36'

    Nice build-up play from Chiefs, who put together some slick passing around the Pirates area, and they've won a corner. The delivery is decent and Pirates make a mess of clearing, but the ball is just snatched off the toe of Lebese as he was ready to shoot

  • 34'

    A snap shot from the edge of the area from Reneilwe Letsholonyane has the Kaizer Chiefs supporters on their feet, but the midfielder's effort was always rising and eventually sails over Brighton Mhlongo's crossbar.

  • 32'

    SUBSTITUTION: Pirates not taking any chances with Thamsanqa Gabuza, who limps off the park to be replaced by Tendai Ndoro, who makes his debut for the Buccaneers after joining from Black Aces last month.

  • 30'

    Another Pirates player on the floor now as Thamsanqa Gabuza goes down unchallenged, which has the Buccaneers bench on its feet as they sweat over a potential earlier substitution.

  • 27'

    There's a break in play now as Happy Jele goes down in a heap after a clash of heads with Siphiwe Tshabalala, but the Pirates defender looks like he'll be ok to carry on.

  • 24'

    Chiefs go in search of a response and create a decent chance after George Lebese is played in behind, but the midfielder looks to go for a shot instead of picking out David Zulu, and his effort came nowhere near close to threatening Pirates' goal.

  • 21'

    The referee had pulled play back for a free-kick after Pieterse's initial save from Rakhale, but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sifiso Myeni's curler from finding the back of the net.

  • 20'

    GOAL! Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 Orlando Pirates! Sifiso Myeni!

  • 19'

    Brilliant instinct save from Pieterse, who shows every ounce of his athleticism to just get a fingertip on Thabo Rakhale's curling effort, which looked destined for the top corner.

  • 17'

    First proper chance and save of the match, and its Chiefs who have Reyaad Pieterse to thank for keeping the scores level after Thamsanqa Gabuza was again played in behind, but his shot was lacking any real conviction.

  • 14'

    Thamsanqa Gabuza is played clean through one-on-one with the goalkeeper and opens his body for the shot, but the excitement amongst the Pirates fans is quickly doused as the linesman's flag is raised for off-side.

  • 12'

    Pirates are enjoying the much better chances and again forge a decent opportunity, with Thabo Rakhale being played in behind before cutting in and firing the ball low across the area, but Sibusiso Gaxa is alert and can make the interception.

  • 9'

    A chance at the other end now but David Zulu just loses his footing at the vital moment, allowing the Pirates defenders to swoop in and mop up any potential danger.

  • 8'

    So close to the opener for Pirates now as Sifiso Myeni breaks down the wing before sliding the ball across the face of goal for Thamsanqa Gabuza, but Siyanda Zulu just manages to get a vital toe to the ball to deny the Bucs striker a tap in.

  • 6'

    Oupa Manyisa looks to spring something for Pirates but just over-hits his through-ball, which eventually makes its way into the hands of Reyaad Pieterse.

  • 3'

    Both sides look happy to just get a few touches on the ball to help settle nerves, although there's no real flow to the game just yet, with a couple of hoofed balls finding their way over the defence and into the keepers' grasps.

  • 1'

    Referee Daniel Bennett blows his whistle for the first time and we're officially up and running in the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup!

  • 0'

    Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the South African national anthem...

  • 0'

    The pre-match formalities are under way, including the handshakes and introductions to the invited dignitaries, meaning we're just moments away from the start!

  • 0'

    And here come the players, greeted by rapturous applause from an expectant and sell-out FNB Stadium crowd! The atmosphere is simply palpable!

  • 0'

    We're just over 10 minutes away from the kick-off now and the noise level inside the stadium is close to deafening. One can only imagine the roar when the players finally take to the field...

  • 0'

    I can tell you that the FNB Stadium is simply rocking, with over 94,000 football-mad supporters having made their way out to watch today's action, while some six million fans are expected to tune in on television and the internet.

  • 0'

    We're still around 30 minutes away from the kick-off, with both sets of players going through their warm-up routines while Sidney Molepo and Tumo Katane, the Champion Coaches for Chiefs and Pirates respectively, watch on in bated breath.

  • 0'

    Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo, Jele, Gumede, Sangweni, Phungwayo, Myeni, Sarr, Manyisa (c), Rakhale, Gabuza, Majoro

  • 0'

    Kaizer Chiefs: Pieterse, Moleko, Gaxa, Xulu, Masilela, Tshabalala (c), Letsholonyane, Maluleka, Lebese, Zulu, Parker

  • 0'

    Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 Black Label Cup. I'm Ryan Gordon and I'll be taking you through this afternoon's clash, which promises to be an enthralling tie between South Africa's two biggest clubs.

  • 0'

    Chiefs head into the match as arguably the favourites, given their Premiership and MTN8 double success last term, but history is very much with Pirates, who have won three of the four previous Black Label Cup spectaculars.

  • 0'

    Your full starting XIs are as follows:

  • 0'

    Thamsanqa Gabuza has since been drafted in to replace Erasmus for Pirates, while Reyaad Pieterse takes over between the sticks for Amakhosi.

  • 0'

    Both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were dealt big blows on the eve of the encounter, with the Buccaneers losing striker Kermit Erasmus to a thigh injury while AmaKhosi goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo fractured his finger in training.

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Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates
  • 1 Goals 1
    • 65' Reneilwe Letsholonyane
    • 19' Sifiso Myeni
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
    • 67' Tshepo Gumede
    • 55' Patrick Phungwayo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Reyaad Pieterse
  • Kgotso Moleko
  • Siyanda Xulu
  • Siphiwe Tshabalala
  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • George Maluleka
  • George Lebese
  • Tsepo Masilela
  • David Zulu
  • Bernard Parker
  • Siboniso Gaxa
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Siyabonga Sangweni
  • Brighton Mhlongo
  • Happy Jele
  • Tshepo Gumede
  • Patrick Phungwayo
  • Sifiso Myeni
  • Issa Sarr
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Thabo Rakhale
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • Camaldine Abraw
  • Ivan Bukenya
  • Siphelele Mthembu
  • Bongani Ndulula
  • Lorenzo Gordinho
  • Pule Ekstein
  • Willard Katsande
  • 0
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Mpho Makola
  • Menzi Masuku
  • Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • Tendai Ndoro

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