Terrence Dzvukamanja Sends Pirates' Fans Wild With Late Nedbank Cup Winner

Terrence Dzvukamanja Sends Pirates' Fans Wild With Late Nedbank Cup Winner

Byron Pillay
May 28, 2023 at 9:22 AM
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  • Terrence Dzvukamanja scored a decisive late goal as Orlando Pirates won the 2023 Nedbank Cup final
  • Man of the Match Monnapule Saleng provided the assist for Dzvukamanja's winning goal in the final
  • Orlando Pirates have now won their second trophy of the season, winning the Nedbank Cup and MTN 8

Terrence Dzvukamanja is Orlando Pirates’ hero.

The forward scored a late goal to gift the Buccaneers the Nedbank Cup final in the last minute of the game.

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Terrence Dzvukamanja scored the match winner as Orlando Pirates defeated Sekhukhune United in the Nedbank Cup final. Image: @Maps_Welsh
Source: Twitter

Pirates and Sekhukhune United were level after 90 minutes, and with six minutes of time added on, it looked like the final would be headed to extra time.

With 95 minutes already elapsed and time running out, a beautiful diagonal ball found Monnapule Saleng, who managed to square the ball across the goal to Dzvukamanja.

The Zimbabwean managed to get enough contact on the ball to push it past Badra Ali Sangaré in the Sekhukhune United goal.

The goal sent fans wild and also broke the hearts of Babina Noko players and supporters. Saleng was crowned Man of the Match for his performance as Pirates lifted their second trophy of the season.

The Buccaneers already won the MTN8 trophy and are now the Nedbank Cup winners as well. They also finished second in the DStv Premiership, behind the champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Dzvukamanja's successful season for Pirates

Dzvukamanja has made 76 appearances for the Buccaneers since signing from Bidvest Wits in 2020.

During that time, he scored only 12 goals for the side, but his Nedbank Cup winner undoubtedly has to be the most important of his career with the Soweto giants.

Pirates awarded penalty against Sekhukhune

The Nedbank Cup final will be remembered for one big moment; Orlando Pirates’ penalty, Sports Brief reported.

The Buccaneers trailed Sekhukhune United before the halftime break but were awarded a spot kick, which many felt was a bad call.

The penalty was awarded after Pirates’ man Thembinkosi Lorch tried to dribble his way in the box and appeared to kick the ball against the hand of a Sekhukhune player who was injured on the ground.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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