Bucs claim narrow win in Pietermaritzburg

Orlando Pirates’ Absa Premiership title bid remains very much on track after they narrowly defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday night. Kurt Lentjies, Captain of Chippa United and Maliele Vincent Pule of Orlando Pirates, during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 8 August 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix A lone goal from Vincent Pule saw the Buccaneers reclaim a three-point lead over nearest chasers Mamelodi Sundowns (who have a game in…

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Kuda Mahachi rallies Pirates

Kuda Mahachi rallies Pirates 1

On Mar 14, 2019 9,012 1 Orlando Pirates’ Zimbabwean midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi is fully aware of the mammoth task on their hands in the CAF Champions League football but is confident they can progress this weekend. Kuda Mahachi Pirates face a stubborn Horoya outfit in their backyard in their final Group B encounter with a place for a spot in the tournament quarter-finals up for grabs. The Buccaneers currently occupy third spot in the pool, with Horoya one point ahead in second position ahead of the decisive encounter on Saturday…

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Top 5 Zimbabwean players who played for Pirates

Top 5 Zimbabwean players who played for Pirates 2

Goal takes a look at the top five Zimbabwean players who played for Orlando Pirates ahead of their clash with FC Platinum SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 01: Tendia Ndoro of Orlando Pirates celebrates the winning goal during the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on August 01, 2015 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images) Tendai Ndoro (striker) The Zimbabwean marksman established himself as one of the top strikers in the PSL after joining Orlando Pirates from Mpumalanga…

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By the numbers: Orlando Pirates 2-2 FC Platinum

By the numbers: Orlando Pirates 2-2 FC Platinum 3

Orlando Pirates’ hopes of reaching the Caf Champions Leageu quarter-finals are still alive despite drawing 2-2 with Zimbabwean outfit FC Platinum at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic The Buccaneers were trailing 2-0 at half-time with Never Tigere and Rainsome Pavari having scored for the Platinum Boys. However, Bucs came back strong in the second half and they managed to score two late goals through Thembinkosi Lorch and Augustine Mulenga to ensure that the match ended in a stalemate. Take a look at some interesting stats from the match.…

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Kapini backs FC Platinum

Kapini backs FC Platinum 4

By Mehluli Sibanda Former Highlanders goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has backed FC Platinum to overcome Orlando Pirates in a Caf Champions League group stage match at Orlando Stadium this evening. Tapuwa Kapini Kapini, who now is turns out for Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership, feels there is no reason for his countrymen not to overcome Pirates because they have shown the hunger to deliver in the four matches they’ve played in the group stage of the Champions League so far. Looking at the way they played against the Buccaneers in…

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Pirates must rewrite history books

Pirates must rewrite history books 5

Former Orlando Pirates defender, Bernard Lushozi, believes coach Milutin Sredojevic’s future will be decided on his ability to win trophies at the end of the season. Bernard Lushozi The Buccaneers will host FC Platinum at Orlando Stadium in their fifth Caf Champions League Group B match tonight. “I guess they have to convert their chances, for me, I think it’s about mental strength for them that must improve. They must stay focused for 90 minutes,” Lushozi told Goal. “There is no doubt that the squad is talented, but they must…

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Muchichwa worried about Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto Derby

Muchichwa worried about Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto Derby 6

Kaizer Chiefs legend, Robson Muchichwa, believes Orlando Pirates will continue their good run in the Soweto Derby as his former team lacks quality in playing personnel. Robson Muchichwa The two arch-rivals face each other once more in South Africa’s biggest football fixture at FNB Stadium tomorrow afternoon. “It’s a big one man, it’s a big one,” Muchichwa told KickOff.com. “But one is worried because one side is not doing well. I’m just worried about that. You know football is a funny game, you understand mfethu. Because now it’s another game…

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Turned away BF soccer fans find solace in shebeens

Turned away BF soccer fans find solace in shebeens 7

By Bongani Ndlovu When African football giants Orlando Pirates rolled into Bulawayo for their Caf Champions League Group B match against FC Platinum no one thought the game would be oversubscribed with other fans being turned away. A section of the packed stands during the Total Caf Champions League Group B match between FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday. The match ended goalless. Barbourfields Stadium proved too small a venue to accommodate fans as thousands were turned away on Saturday, but this spelt more…

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‘Mahachi earned starting spot’

‘Mahachi earned starting spot’ 8

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo Orlando Pirates made a psychological and tactical decision to give Warriors winger Kuda Mahachi a starting jersey in the Total Caf Champions League Group B encounter against Zimbabwean champions FC Platinum before a packed Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday. Kuda Mahachi The former Chicken Inn and Highlanders dribbling menace has been struggling to make it into the Sea Robbers squad and on the few occasions that he made it he will be coming from the bench. In their last two matches against Highlands Park and Chippa United at…

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Barbourfields sold out, thousands turned away

Barbourfields sold out, thousands turned away 9

By Ngqwele Dube They came, they saw but they did not conquer.That would be the tale of South Africa’s Orlando Pirates visit to play FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday as they lit up Bulawayo, drawing a bumper crowd and getting a bigger chunk of the support from the fans that thronged the city’s ceremonial home of football. Some of the soccer supporters watch the FC Platinum-Orlando Pirates Caf Champions League group stage match from the top of vehicles outside the Barbourfields Stadium which was full to capacity.(Picture by Eliah…

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