DStv Premiership Match Report: Orlando Pirates Thumps Stellenbosch FC

DStv Premiership Match Report: Orlando Pirates Thumps Stellenbosch FC

  • Orlando Pirates' much-needed red-hot form in front of goals continued on Sunday afternoon
  • The Buccaneers thumped Stellenbosch FC at the Orlando Stadium, east of Soweto
  • The win saw Jose Riveiro's side continue rising up the DStv Premiership table with the lopsided victory

Happy days are seemingly back for The Happy People.

Orlando Pirates were in searingly hot form on a boiling Sunday afternoon at Orlando Stadium in a thumping 4-1 win over the hapless Stellenbosch FC.

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Orlando Pirates was impressive in their comfortable win over Stellenbosch FC on Sunday. Image source: @orlandopirates.
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Thabang Monare got the ball rolling in the seventh minute after rising to meet a delicious Monnapule Saleng free-kick. Innocent Maela then doubled the score in the 22nd minute after another Saleng free-kick was not dealt with by The Maroon's defence.

Kermit Erasmus then put the result beyond doubt in the 59th minute with an unstoppable shot that left goalkeeper Sage Stephens with no chance. Stephens was again picking the ball out of his net four minutes later in the 63rd minute, diving hopelessly trying to stop a pile-driver by Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo after he was left with too much time and space to unleash his shot.

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Mervin Boji added respectability to the scoreline when he headed in a powerful header from a corner kick in the 75th minute.

The victory moved Pirates to fourth place on 25 points after 17 matches. Stellenbosch remained in 15th place on 17 points having played 18 games.

Orlando Pirates XI: Chaine, Xoki, Sibisi, Shandu, Maela, Monare, Ndlondlo, Hotto, Dlamini, Saleng, Erasmus.

Subs: Mpontshane, Mabena, Pule, Dzvukamanja, Martin, Mako, Mosele, Makgopa, Motshwari.

Stellenbosch XI: Stephens, Makhanya, Mcaba, Van Rooyen, Mthethwa, Nduli, Letsoenyo, Jabaar, Adams, Titus, Van Wyk.

Subs: Langeveldt, Weaver, Mgaga, Boji, Andries, Hahn, Sibande, Mngomezulu, Khunyedi.

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Source: SportsBrief.com