Crucial three points for Orlando Pirates

Once again Orlando Pirates are on the second place of Absa Premiership after they won against Black Leopards. Goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands and striker Gabadinho Mhango are back in the team.

Both sides had a great start in the game. Pirates had a great chance to get an early lead after eight minutes, but unfortunately, the ball didn’t end in the net.

After this situation, Black Leopards start to play better than the Pirates. Just before a half-time mark Thabo Matlaba had one great chance, but he didn’t score. But this wasn’t the end. In the last phase of the first half, Orlando Pirates had one more chance. Luvuyo Memela had a chance to score, but once again ball didn’t end in the net.

In the first half, both sides have a lot of chances, but the first half ended without a winner. Leopards had a better start of the second half. They can lead just after five minutes of the second half.


Once again we can see changes from both sides. After 70 minutes Pirates start to search for a winning goal. In the last 8th minute’s coach, Zinnbauer put everything in the attack. Finally, at the finish of the game, Orlando Pirates won. But thanks to an own goal by Thabiso Mokwena. Pule sends a ball, and he sends the ball into his own net.

Orlando Pirates coach Zinnbauer speaks about Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates had a lot of luck in the game against Black Leopards. In the last minutes of the game, they take three points. Zinnbauer can’t wait for the Soweto Derby at the end of the month. In that game, they don’t have anything to lose. What is more important, Kaizer Chiefs are under pressure while Pirates are playing for fun. This will be one great game for them and for the fans.

After the game, he spoke about the game with Leopards. He mentions that the first half was very hard for them. Opponents played very well, and they have a solution for almost every situation. In the second half, they didn’t have a good start of the game, but then they start to play. They have a lot of luck in the last minutes of the game. Will we see the same Soccer10 results in future games?