Orlando Pirates
16 J Mabokgwane
19 J Chabalala
06 G Shitolo
36 M van Heerden (Memela 68′)
34 N Nyauza
08 T Matlaba
14 M Nyatama
15 T Qalinge (Morrison 79′)
03 T Lorch
05 M Makola
31 T Gabuza (Kutumela 54′)
Orlando Pirates



Competition: ABSA Premiership
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Kick-off: 19h30

We have walked away with a point tonight as we played to a draw against Orlando Pirates in Soweto.

It was a well balanced first half and even though The Buccaneers dominated the possession of the ball, it was an equal fight on the park from both sides.

Gumede had a good half, having to fend off strong attacks from Matlaba and Qalinge as well as a scurry in the last seconds of the first 45 with 6 players from Pirates waiting in the box to try and break the deadlock.

We played well on the turn and the players were aware of their positioning, making counter plays affective attacking movements that allowed Mahachi, Nkombelo and Mutizwa shots on goal.

Mabokgwane, keeping for Pirates tonight also had his work cut out in the first 45 and the combined effort from the men between the sticks saw the teams go into the change-room with no score on the board.

Coming back after the break was no different for the two keepers. We created a number of opportunities to score and fresh legs from Lamola in the 71st minute saw some creative chances but at the end of the day, we could not find the mark.

Gumede, who won Man of the Match, stood strong at the back for us tonight. Pirates came at goals from a number of angles and Gumede did well to read the play and keep a clean sheet.

Although not a full point haul, returning home with a point against the Buccaneers will put the players in a strong frame of mind ahead of Saturdays game against Cape Town City.

The game will be played at 20h15 and should be a great encounter to catch live at Princess Magogo Stadium.

Golden Arrows
32 N Gumede
05 L Mzava
21 N Mngwengwe(c)
02 Z Nkombelo
14 S Dube
08 N Cele
25 N Sibiya (Fikizolo 45′)
11 K Mahachi
27 S Magubane
06 J Shongwe (Bilankulu 58′)
19 K Mutizwa (Lamola 71′)
Lamontville Golden Arrows

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