MATCH CENTRE

WED 08 AUGUST 2018, 19:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

0
VS
1

Pirates edge past Chilli Boys in chilly PE

by Bertin Basson

Wed August 08, 21:57

Orlando Pirates beat Chippa United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday evening.

An own goal from Gerald Modisane secured all three points for the Buccaneers, who had Mthokozisi Dube sent off (the first red card of the season) in the second-half following a second bookable offence.

Pirates opened the scoring after 16 minutes. Justin Shonga's thunderous free-kick cannoned off the woodwork and seemingly out of danger only for Modisane to prod the ball into the back of his own net.

Chippa struggled to create anything of real substance going forward as Pirates squandered chances to double their lead through Paseka Mako and Shonga following the break.

Dube's dismissal, though, breathed life into the Chilli Boys who went close through Daine Klate in the 81st minute. The winger unlucky to see his volley attempt fly inches wide.

When Chippa did hit the target, Siyabonga Mpontshane - drafted into the starting 11 following Wayne Sandilands costly error over the past weekend - was on hand to keep Pirates in front.

The goalkeeper with two good saves to deny Frédéric Nsabiyumva and Ruzaigh Gamildien in the closing stages as Pirates secured all three points.

Chippa United 0

Orlando Pirates (1) 1 (OG Modisane 16')

Chippa United: Akpeyi; Makobela, Nsabiyumva, Modisane, Tlolane (Mbenyane 83'), Rakhale, Komane (Gamildien 69'), Mahola (Sangweni 52'), Klate, Lentjies, Kgamanyane.

Orlando Pirates: Mpontshane; Jele, Shitolo, Maela, Dube, Mlambo, Nyatama, Makola (Mobara 86'), Mako, Pule (Mahachi 65'), Shonga (Thopola 76').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
6. Gerald Modisane (16') (OG)
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
40
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
77'
24
Defender
16'
6
Defender
4
Defender
18
Defender
23
Defender
83'
21
Defender
40'
70'
28
Midfielder
48'
69'
44
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
84'
5
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
24'
52'
0
Midfielder
72'
20
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
65'
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
52'
21
Kudakwashe Mahachi
Midfielder
65'
7
Ruzaigh Gamildien
Midfielder
69'
24
Justin Shonga
Forward/Striker
77'
12
Andile Mbenyane
Midfielder
83'
10
Abbubaker Mobara
Defender
84'
45
CARDS
Xolani Maholo
Midfielder
24'
0
Mthokozisi Dube
Defender
40'
28
Boikanyo Komane
Midfielder
48'
44
Mthokozisi Dube
Defender
70'
28
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
90 + 1'
21
Xola Mlambo
Midfielder
72'
20
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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