Pirates new Carling Cup champions

Carling Black Label

Orlando Pirates lift the Carling Black Label trophy

by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG – ORLANDO Pirates Football Club are the new Carling Black Label Cup champions after a marathon penalty shoot-out victory over Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Pirates emerged 6-5 victors after the teams finished goalless in 90 minutes of regulation time.

George Maluleka was the villain for Chiefs as he missed during regulation time and the shoot-out.

Earlier, there was action as early as the first minute when Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholanyane’s shot was deflected for a corner.

However, the half was generally a lukewarm affair with the teams struggling to shed the pre-season rust.

The second half was end-to-end action culminating in Chiefs winning a penalty following a crude tackle on George Lebese.

His namesake Maluleka crashed the spot-kick against the crossbar.

With either side failing to find the net, it had to be decided through the dreaded shootouts with Thabo Matlaba scoring the decider.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

 

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  • http://lesmathada.twitter.com hardys ngobeni

    This one was a clear win to all the buccs’ fans…that umuthi for pirates is very strong is just a fiction

    • http://lesmathada.twitter.com hardys ngobeni

      Let’s continue showing chifs that they are still young

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