DStv Premiership Match Report: Sensational Yusuf Maart Goal Hands Kaizer Chiefs Win Over Orlando Pirates
- Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Soccer City in Soweto, Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon
- Yusuf Maart's sensational 74th-minute wonder strike proved to be the difference
- The Amakhosi were full value for the three points, winning the match relatively easily considering the form the Buccaneers came into the match with
Kaizer Chiefs continued the recent dominance over Orlando Pirates, defeating the Buccaneers 1-0 at Soccer City.
Yusuf Maart scored a sensational goal to seal the deal. He collected the ball from behind the half-way line, and hit home from there after catching goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane off his line.
The win handed the Amakhosi a fourth straight official win over the Buccaneers – something they have not achieved since winning six in succession in the early 1990s – and saw them rise above their rivals into third place on the log on 21 points. Pirates dropped to fifth spot on 19 points.
Pirates looked for a quick response through shots from Saleng and Motshwari which flashed off target, but those hopeful efforts were as close as they came to finding an equaliser, as Chiefs saw out the remainder of the match with grim determination in defence.
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Pirates will next be in action on Saturday 5 November when they face AmaZulu in the MTN8 final, while Chiefs’ next match will be against the Buccaneers in the revamped Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday 12 November.
Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Maela, Sibisi, Ndah, Monyane, Mosele, Ndlondlo, Lepasa, Hotto, Saleng, Erasmus.
Subs: Ofori, Peprah, Xoki, Shandu, Dlamini, Makgaka, Makaringe, Motshwari.
Kaizer Chiefs XI: Petersen, Solomons, Dove, Kwinika, Hlanti, Blom, Maart, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Dolly, Du Preez, Billiat.
Subs: Bvuma, Mathoho, Mashiane, Alexander, Ngezana, Sithebe, Frosler, Matlou, Sekgota
Soweto Derby: Terror attack threat sees security beefed up for Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs match
Stadium Management South Africa has assured extra security precautions are in place ahead of the Soweto Derby on Saturday.
On Wednesday, the United States issued an alert that terrorists were planning to conduct an attack on large gatherings of people in the Sandton area. Soccer City, which will host the derby with an expected 93 000 people in attendance, is in the Nasrec precinct, about 25 kilometres away from the leafy suburb.
The stadium's management, however, has assured the public that there is no immediate threat that would otherwise derail the logistics involved in planning the derby.
Soweto Derby Rewind: 10 goals in Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs clash, Benni McCarthy smashes Amakhosi
Soccer City was rocking this weekend as Orlando Pirates hosts Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday afternoon.
The two arch-enemies first met on 24 January in what would eventually become South African football's biggest match on the calendar. Sports Brief harked back to memorable encounters between the Buccaneers and Amakhosi in the run-up to the match on 29 October.
In the 1970s, the teams began their rivalry with a sensational 10-goal thriller A decade ago, Benni McCarthy made his mark in the only derby he ever took part in.
Knowledge Musona torches Orlando Pirates as Kaizer Chiefs runs riot
Saturday, 13 November 2010, will go down in history when Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona made himself a Kaizer Chiefs legend. Musona bagged a brace and forced an own-goal at Soccer City as the Amakhosi ran out 3-1 winners against the Buccaneers.
Source: Sports Brief News