DStv Premiership Match Report: Cape Town City Beats Orlando Pirates
- Cape Town City finished off any dying hopes of Orlando Pirates winning the DStv Premiership this season
- The Cityzens defeated the Buccaneers 2-1 at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday
- Staggeringly, Pirates has only scored 10 goals (TEN!) in their 15 league matches
Cape Town City defeated Orlando Pirates 2-1 on Saturday evening in a DStv Premiership encounter at the Cape Town Stadium.
The Buccaneers, absolutely poor in front of goals in the league this season, needed nothing but a win to keep their title hopes alive as they fade with every passing day.
Things appeared to be going according to plan as Deon Hotto put the visitors in the lead in the 20th minute. However, the lead barely lasted, Juan Zapata dragging the hosts back into the match with a headed equaliser in the 31st minute.
The 20 000-strong crowd was then subjected to a drab encounter in picturesque conditions, before Darwin Gonzalez settled matters in the 74th minute, to the jubilation of the home fans
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The result leaves Pirates stranded in seventh place with 19 points after 15 matchings. Staggeringly and shockingly, they have scored just 10 league goals all season. Even worse, they have failed to score a second-half goal all season, while conceding eight in this period of the game.
City leapfrogged them into sixth place on the same amount of points by virtue of having scored more goals.
Orlando Pirates staring XI: Chaine; Shandu, Xoki, Sibisi, Maela; Timm, Monare, Dlamini; Hotto, Saleng, Erasmus.
Subs: Thuntsane, Mako, Martin, Motshwari, Ndlondlo, Makaringe, Makgopa, Lepasa.
Cape Town City starting XI: Keet, Mkhize, Fielies, Cupido, Lakay, Mokeke, Ambina, Zapata, Mdantsane, Nodada, Mani.
Subs: Mpandle, Lekay, Rhodes, Kajally, Van Heerden, Makola, Daniels, Gonzalez, Goedeman.
Legendary Pirates fan passes away
The South African football fraternity is in mourning following the passing of an icon Orlando Pirates supporter.
Goodenough Sithole passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. Sithole became a household name following a sensational interview over 10 years ago that is now a part of South African cultural folklore.
Peter 'Squire' Mancer passes away
Peter Mancer is no more.
The popular Premier Soccer League administrator passed away on January 2, 2023.
The cause of death of the league's marketing and broadcasting specialist advisor was not revealed. Mancer earned the nickname 'Squire' because of his love of calling male colleagues and other acquaintances by that moniker during his lifetime.
Source: Sports Brief News