Soweto derby ends in a draw

2012-12-08 17:29

Johannesburg - Lehlohonolo Majoro’s second half strike cancelled out Orlando Pirates’ opener to see the Soweto derby end 1-1 at the FNB Stadium as Kaizer Chiefs remain top of the Absa Premiership table.
Orlando Pirates knew that a win would move them on par with Kaizer Chiefs – who have been leading the standings for the duration of the campaign – as they looked to claim the bragging rights of Soweto with a win.
The nerves were evident right from the start as the first 15 minutes saw the players get off to a rather cagey start.
A goal was needed to help add more pace and flair to the encounter and it did arrive when Chiefs gave the ball away in the middle of the park. Oupa Manyisa was the man who capitalised on the 21st minute error, he supplied it to Collins Mbesuma, who drove it into the back of the net.
Daine Klate prevented Pirates from losing their lead when he fantastically cleared a Lehlohonolo Majoro shot off the line.
Chiefs had their hearts in the mouths with Mbesuma found the back of the net again, in the 38th minute, but it was disallowed for offside.
Josta Dladla made way for George Lebese at the start of the second half, before Chiefs pulled a goal back through Majoro just 14 minutes into the half.
Lebese laid on the pass to Majoro, who ran into the box and dummied his marker before unleashing a low drive past Senzo Meyiwa in goal – a well-deserved goal by the Amakhosi who came out determined to do well.
A double change occurred in the game when Benni McCarthy replaced Mbesuma for Pirates, whilst on the gold and black side of the field Majoro made way for Kingston Nkhatha.
There was an excellent flow and atmosphere to the game and it nearly ended in a spectacular fashion when McCarthy hit a bicycle kick which went just over the bar and left Khune feeling stunned.


  • dhirshan.gobind - 2012-12-08 17:36

    for a match showed globally, on espn etc. the pitch was embarrassing and the commentary even worse, as usual.

      mmoledis - 2012-12-08 20:07

      dhirshan.gobind, hey my fellow South African be patrotic and love your country and continent, there was nothing wrong with that game and also country. I am an Africa and proud of being one.

      mollie.kruger - 2012-12-08 21:14

      At least the grass grew half a millimetre while all the effort was spent on such a waste of time...

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-08 21:30

      Absolute cr@p. Typical SA rubbish

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-08 23:25

      @david.lekota. Black trash watching crap

      chaapo.sithole - 2012-12-09 02:24

      Like some of us had anticipated -much ado about nothing. No amount of patriotism can hide the flaws and perhaps that is the problem that we do not want to talk about the warts under the guise of it being unpatriotic and consequently we have these sub-standard presentations of what should be the best that the country has to offer.

      dragonfire47 - 2012-12-09 05:10

      @david, black people bring out the race card, typical

  • michael.bushes.5 - 2012-12-08 17:40

    If only they can put as much effort into running the country as they put into their soccer, then things will be better.

      Egumeni Bar - 2012-12-08 17:52

      michael what makes u think we not running the country as we run football? or u jst dont know what 2 say?

      salaminah.moremikayizzi - 2012-12-08 19:42

      Who are you referring to when you say 'they'? What do you mean 'their soccer'? Does the ruling party also run the soccer now? Get rid of that chip on your shoulder, your 'us' and 'them' mentality will take you nowhere!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-12-08 21:51

      Kaizer Motaung runs Kaizer Chiefs very well, whilst Irvin Khoza runs his Orlando Pirates effectively, so what is your point really?

      dragonfire47 - 2012-12-09 05:13

      @egumeni, you got a point there, the country IS being run the way they run soccer, never winning a single game and flooded with greed , theft and corruption

      sizwenkosi.emmanuel.5 - 2012-12-09 07:34

      U need to grow up stop ur attitudes.

      msika.gama.5 - 2012-12-09 08:47

      Shaun, shut the f up! The comment was about Kaizer Motaung not his son Bobby Motaung.

      xolani.nyuswa - 2012-12-09 11:56

      Michael when u tilt your head to the side does it hurt? Go take a nap, idiot!

  • sbongezulu - 2012-12-08 17:47

    A draw is not bad at all.

  • - 2012-12-08 17:49

    After watching the game I am convinced that there is no hope for SA football!

  • Egumeni Bar - 2012-12-08 17:54

    not a good game at all i guess there was too much at stake and it got into the players and they couldnt settle into their normal game

  • siboniso.mkhatshwa - 2012-12-08 18:10

    The draw is the worst thing to ever happen in football! a result should be forced like in a cup game

  • ayanda.d.sokhela - 2012-12-08 18:15

    Honestly, what an average game, if not poor. Almost fell asleep at times. The score line says it all.

  • dirang.montsho - 2012-12-08 18:17

    derby e fetile, ke mang numero uno?

  • tomteddy.teddy - 2012-12-08 18:36

    Good results for the country. Mr. Baxter you must learn how to replace players that could cost you your job. Shabba is selfish but yet is sacrificed for players such as Lebese, Dladla, Nkosi.The last minute chance, Shabba could have layed a pass to Nkatha, but he opted for scoring at far post.

      mdu.s.khumalo - 2012-12-08 20:04

      I really hate his attitude

      joe.bizzah - 2012-12-08 20:37


      siphom.mnguni - 2012-12-08 21:46

      You are not a Khosi but a mercenary.

  • febion.chikuvadze - 2012-12-08 18:50

    rise khozi rise

  • caswell.mnisi.9 - 2012-12-08 19:11

    What a game, the Rats were like to still a point from chiefs

  • garie.kgee2 - 2012-12-08 19:14

    chief 1 olando pirates 1

  • skientom - 2012-12-08 19:51

    Bayohamba besida ontaba kazikhonjwa. Babonge u-player no.12 ophike i-back passed eScored by Mam-Rubby Mbesuma.

      joe.bizzah - 2012-12-08 20:46


      siphom.mnguni - 2012-12-08 21:42

      The linesman flag was up even before your so-called goal was scored. Thank Kingston Nkatha for letting Shabba down with that sitter which only needed just a tap-in. How many of the goals you scored in your trebble even pushing and shoving goalkeepers not to mention sometimes seven minutes added on. Oh, it hurts when the boot is on the other foot!

  • mmoledis - 2012-12-08 20:05

    Well done Makhosi you did well and that is nice nice as we are still on top, Baxter was a real general and commander of the day for his troops to came back from the battle field with a point they were really good and were on a right time with right equipment ready for the battle. We will still conqure we are coming next week Bucs will be beaten and we will collect three point and move forward.

  • joe.bizzah - 2012-12-08 20:09

    pi rats having nigthmares

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-12-08 20:11

    These Zebras must regard themselves as lucky since that White ref save them from the jaws of life. I wonder much in brown envelope he got from the Motaungs for that denied clear goal

      joe.bizzah - 2012-12-08 20:31


      siphom.mnguni - 2012-12-08 21:34

      Whatever you are smoking is too strong for you with your stupid racism. Whenever you comment you spew racist nonsense. When are going to get over with your idiotic racism? Get a life! You seemed to be a jack of all trades and master of none.

      lawrence.sathekge - 2012-12-09 12:30

      Yes, Chiefs were lucky, I don't blame the referee, Bucs missed their chances, we should've buried these Zebras long ago before 1st half ended..they just got lucky...But having said that we're well aware that they'll never admit they got a lucky draw...!!!, so let them talk!!!

  • mollie.kruger - 2012-12-08 21:12

    How idiotic to spend so much effort on such a senseless business...

      severiano.vorster - 2012-12-09 03:35

      And what is so idiotic about it ?

  • thabo.mkokeli - 2012-12-08 21:12

    nice world class derby from the a draw is nvr enough...khosi will show u nxtym;bhaka juju.

  • edward.khoza.7 - 2012-12-08 21:30

    Nearly go beaten shapa khosi shapa

      wandile.sangweni.37 - 2012-12-08 23:13

      Hi, Mawande here. Bona, Khosi is da best. We r doing good bafana be peace. Khosi 4 lyf. Kip up de good work

      David Phosani - 2013-03-04 21:44

      Who a u.ya hindza bacajuju.

  • Kykweer - 2012-12-08 22:12

    Local soccer I always bet on the draw always

  • shadrack.monwabisi - 2012-12-09 00:53

    maraponyana anyakile go ntlhaba eish,but all bones cum 4rm animal zebra-zizi, khozi 4 life mpho

  • sizwenkosi.emmanuel.5 - 2012-12-09 07:31

    i think it was a reflection of the game,opening game for both team

  • mispala.kompi - 2012-12-09 07:36

    referee cost bucs game

  • sydney.mokgopha - 2012-12-10 01:05

    This Lil whitees busy running their mouth,talking abt our SA soccer something they are completely oblivious and clueless off,are starting to get to my nerves.i cant stank the kaaaaaaak they poooping on this commentary! Lucky ur far away,il give u a lekker klap,just to knock in some senses into ur dump head! Bloody agents!

  • fonknoid - 2012-12-10 11:41

    This report is crap like most PSL coverage in this news website .... BUT not for Rugby and Cricket!

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