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Misfiring Bucs Drop Points At Relegation-Threatened Highlands

Absa Premiership Report: Highlands Park v Orlando Pirates 15 April 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 15, 2017 10:06 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Highlands Park 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Date: 15 April 2017

Venue: Makhulong Stadium

Orlando Pirates missed the chance to move into the top eight, after they played out a 0-0 draw with Highlands Park.

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The Buccaneers enjoyed an encouraging start with Oupa Manyisa and Mpho Makola pulling the strings for the visitors.

Highlands had the chance to break the deadlock in the 17th minute when Peter Shalulile was played through on goal, but the striker blazed over the crossbar from close range.

Pirates carved their first meaningful effort after 23 minutes when Oupa Manyisa was played through on goal, however Tapuwa Kapini rushed off his line to deny midfielder.

Kjell Jonevret's charges were showing some good touches in the middle of the park as the half went on, but they struggled to break down a resolute Highlands defence.

Highlands nearly broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime, but Franklin Cale's curling free-kick crashed onto the crossbar with Siyabonga Mpontshane well beaten.

The visitors went close to taking the lead shortly after the break but Kapini was on hand to keep out Mobara's stinging effort from distance.

Highlands nearly broke the deadlock after 57 minutes when Siyabonga Nlhapo lifted the ball to the far post, where Cale was on hand to head over from six-yards out.

Pirates opted for a change after 68 minutes as Abbubakar Mobara made way for Dove Wome, while Khethukuthula Zwane replaced Lindokuhle Mbatha for the hosts.

However, the visitors were dealt a blow in the 79th minute when Thembinkosi Lorch was forced off with an injury. He was replaced by Ayanda Nkosi.

Both sides pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages, but neither could carve out a chance and were forced to settle for a point.

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Here's how they lined up:

Highlands: 16. Kapini, 45. Oluwafemi, 22. Ngalo, 19. Nhlapho, 39. Katjukua, 14. Mvala, 8. Moriri (Koena 92'), 43. Mbatha (Zwane 73'), 42. Cale, 5. Khuboni, 28. Shalulile (Fikru 76').

Pirates: 40.  Mpontshane, 2. Gcaba, 34. Nyauza, 4. Jele, 8. Matlaba, 18. Sarr, 45. Mobara (Wome 69'), 20. Manyisa, 5. Makola, 29, Lorch (Nkosi 80'), 7. Ndoro (Memela 83').

 


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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam Apr 21, 2017 12:17 PM
unicorn, I don't think Makola or Many isa are coasting us, let's look at the squad wholisticaly and see where we go wrong. you can't be a good player only when your team wins and magically be a bad player the following day. I think our technical team is the one coasting us in this instance
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Magebzorie Apr 17, 2017 10:32 PM
kodwa bekumele aqhubeke newinning team
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salathiso Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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salathiso Apr 17, 2017 03:06 PM
Pirates need a quick reshufling for next season from Management, Technical team and from those bunch of players in the team. The ff should be excused from their duties: Floyd Mbele n Screamer Tshabalala. Lucky Lekgwathi n Teboho Moloi shud take their positions, Benson Mhlongo, Rowen Fernandez n Harold Legodi shud go to our MDC team.Benni Mccarthy,Samuel Kuffor n Mark Anderson shud be roped to the team to assist Kjell. Jackson Mabokgwane, Siyabonga Mpontshane, Nyauza, Sikhakane, Phungwayo, Gcaba,Saar,Makudubela,Morrison n Kutumela shud make way for Ronwen Williams, Thami Sangweni,Thulani Hlatshwayo, Lebusa, Mvala, Pienaar, Jali,Tresor Mputu n Serero. Bring back Chabalala n Japhta only.
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Gizaretti_legendary Apr 17, 2017 12:26 PM
How do you pronounce their coach's name? Njovana?
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Realydoctor10 Apr 17, 2017 11:56 AM
Idiot can't see that Pirates is going to lift the Nedbank Cup not the league but we will remain in top eight
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Realydoctor10 Apr 17, 2017 11:53 AM
Never the less next time Mabhakaniya we will win and remain in top eight
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GABRIYEL STORM Apr 17, 2017 11:43 AM
Lol..Theyl only win at Practice...
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Gizaretti_legendary Apr 17, 2017 11:42 AM
If Rats can be beaten only twice, then relegation/ playoffs will be looming!
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shashisto Apr 17, 2017 11:23 AM
Mabhakabhaka eish
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Mfundo vs Ndo Apr 17, 2017 06:19 AM
I hate defensive coach. I hope he is hapy with the results as he was expactin no goal against him. We are watching u madala keep on defending nothing u won't finish even a single year
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Unicorn Apr 17, 2017 02:20 AM
Mxm stupid as previous coaches Y do you field This mpho Makola?
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makhanda-mendu Apr 16, 2017 10:45 PM
Pirate wil suffer til Mr Chairman apologies to Mr coach ertugral...! For disrespect he showed him while at Pirate i c another ten year drought gor rats..!
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victor.n Apr 16, 2017 08:57 PM
Mara what is happening with O P
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bhuda j Apr 16, 2017 07:36 PM
Bucz WL only win when they play against them self
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Momi Apr 16, 2017 06:31 PM
The Rats are farken useless
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Agent 47 Apr 16, 2017 05:31 PM
I still say bakabaka will still win the league. Syc
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majenz Apr 16, 2017 05:24 PM
Makola must fall
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senzo555 Apr 16, 2017 05:02 PM
I like it for the pier rats
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gcina zulu Apr 16, 2017 04:34 PM
Sorry boy next time
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queenisback Apr 16, 2017 03:55 PM
Mxm back to our roots

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