Turned away BF soccer fans find solace in shebeens

Turned away BF soccer fans find solace in shebeens 1

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’ 2

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 3

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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Barbourfields sold out, thousands turned away

Barbourfields sold out, thousands turned away 4

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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FC Platinum hold Pirates

FC Platinum hold Pirates 5

By Mukudzei Chingwere Zimbabwe’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, FC Platinum refused to be cowed into submission, restricting former African champions Orlando Pirates to a goalless draw in a sold out Barbourfields stadium yesterday. FC Platinum defender William Stima beats Orlando Pirates striker Thembinkosi Lorch to the ball in a Caf Champions League group stage match played at Barbourfields Stadium.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma) Pure Platinum Play were making their first appearance in the competition’s group stages but the big difference in experience never showed against the mighty Sea Robbers.…

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Kudakwashe Mahachi explains slow start at Orlando Pirates and provides insight into CAF Champions League opponents FC Platinum

Kudakwashe Mahachi explains slow start at Orlando Pirates and provides insight into CAF Champions League opponents FC Platinum 6

Kudakwashe Mahachi explains slow start at Orlando Pirates and provides insight into CAF Champions League opponents FC Platinum – Nehanda Radio Home 2019 January 11 Sports Kudakwashe Mahachi explains slow start at Orlando Pirates and provides insight into CAF Champions League opponents FC Platinum Source: Nehanda Radio

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Jah Signal for FC Platinum, Pirates after match party

Jah Signal for FC Platinum, Pirates after match party 8

On Jan 11, 2019 8,977 0 By Tonderai Zvimba Cosmopolitan Nightclub will tomorrow host Stonyeni hit-maker Jah Signal for the After Bhora party of the FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates match, at which revellers will party with the football stars. Jah Signal FC Platinum will battle it out with Orlando Pirates in a Caf Champions League group B match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo tomorrow. After the football encounter that promises fireworks, all roads lead to Cosmopolitan Nightclub for the after party. Festivities will start from 7PM till late with…

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Curse of the Pirates

Curse of the Pirates 9

By Robson Sharuko Orlando Pirates will today make an overdue pilgrimage to a city that has always held a special place in its hearts for them. Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth South Africa on 25 February 2018 ©/BackpagePix But, beyond the glamour which these Buccaneers carry, is a dark secret of an institution built on a belief in rituals and the imaginary powers of sangomas. These Pirates are likely to find a City of…

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Mahachi form excites Micho

Mahachi form excites Micho 10

By Eddie Chikamhi He may have struggled to announce his arrival at South African giants Orlando Pirates, but Zimbabwe international Kuda Mahachi is starting to make waves at the Buccaneers. Kuda Mahachi He may have rediscovered his touch in time to face compatriots FC Platinum in a CAF Champions League match at Barbourfields this Saturday after scoring two goals in his last two cameos. Mahachi, who was largely anonymous since joining the Soweto giants six months ago, marked his return with two productive substitute appearances. Related Articles The 25-year-old apparently…

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Zifa ready for blockbuster game

Zifa ready for blockbuster game 11

Zifa have said the stage has been set for the blockbuster CAF Champions League showdown between FC Platinum and free-scoring Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields on Saturday. Chamu Chiwanza The country’s football controlling body, who have the organisational rights for the match because it is an international game, have challenged fans from across the country to converge in Bulawayo and cheer the platinum miners. Norman Mapeza and his men are venturing into virgin territory, in this tournament, and this will be their first match at this level of the game. And…

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