This weekend Orlando Pirates played against Chippa United. Finally, they ended a six-match winless run. Tshegofatso Mabasa hit a double on this match. Frenchman Joris Delle came in Pirates in pre-season, now he had his first official start.
Thembinkosi Lorch missed their last game, but now we can see him in the first eleven. Chippa United didn’t win against Orlando Pirates since 2016. Luckily for Orlando Pirates, the situation stayed the same. Now they are on the 7th position on the table, only two points behind Kaizer Chiefs.
Orlando Pirates Highlights of the match
Pirates showed more at the beginning of the game, but Chili Boys kept all that. Good defensive shape absorbs the pressure from their opponent. Since the beginning of the season Pirates were winless. Tshegofatso Mabasa was a star of the game with his performance. The Buccaneers had the first chance in the game. Xola won the ball back in midfield, he gives a chance to Ndlovu, but the ball was well saved by Chippa United goalkeeper.
The Buccaneers were dominating in the first half. Somehow, they didn’t get a chance to score. Score maybe doesn’t show like that, but Chippa United has its chances. In the second halftime, the host continued to boss on the field. Finally, in the 57 minutes, they took the lead. Mulenga won the ball and make a chance for Mabaso. Mabaso sends the ball in the bottom right-hand corner with composure.
Three minutes later, Mabaso scores again. Monyane finds Mabaso who turned Nsabiyumva brilliantly in the box, before finishing with a goal. Chippa United scored its first goal in 79 minutes. Manzini menage to struck a fierce free-kick towards the bottom right-hand corner. Delle parried the ball out, but the ball gets back to the Manzini. He has an easy job, with a simple finish from the close range.
In the last nervy ten minutes Pirates menage to stay calm, they claim a crucial three points. They won, now they are waiting for their next match. Orlando Pirates will play their next match on September 21, against Bidvest Wits. This game will offer a lot of excitement as every other game in this season. All important information about this match, or about some other club you can find on the Soccer10. All fresh sports news from your favorite sports clubs in one place.