Local News 29.8.2016 12:17 pm

Pirates fans slam Ovono after MTN8 defeat

Felipe Ovono of Orlando Pirates being lashed on by Tendai Ndoro  of Orlando Pirates during the MTN8 match between Buidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates   at Bidvest Stadium. (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Felipe Ovono of Orlando Pirates being lashed on by Tendai Ndoro of Orlando Pirates during the MTN8 match between Buidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates at Bidvest Stadium. (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Felipe Ovono is still getting stick from the team supporters after his fumbling cost the team a place in the MTN8 semifinals.

Ovono was terrible in goals for Pirates as they went down 2-1 to Bidvest Wits on Saturday night.

While he attempted to make what looked like a routine save, Ovono pushed the ball on to Buhle Mkhwanazi’s path, and the latter had an easy task of just pushing it into an empty net.

A similar sequence happened with the second goal, only that time Thulani Hlatshwayo was the beneficiary of Ovono’s early Christmas spirit.

READ: Ertugral takes blame for Pirates defeat

On Monday morning, Pirates fans were still on Ovono’s case, with many asking that he be released because he was going to cause plenty of heartache if he continued on the team.

“# goals we conceded in 2 games all came from GK errors … Ovono must leave!” tweeted @Pirates1stLady.

“Ovono really hurt my feelings shem,” tweeted @Thandi_M. Kwanele Ndlovu, who pleaded with Pirates to release Ovono. “I plea to @orlando_pirates relieve Ovono on his duty. He doesn’t deserve to be a Bucs player.”

Tebatso was more brutal: “Sell that Ovono thing @Orlando_Pirates.”

But some came to Ovono’s defence, saying that singling him out was unfair. “We cannot allow this platform to be used to insult Ovono. We win as a collective and lose as a collective. #HandsOffOvono,” tweeted @Mkhu28.

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Miritz United vs Polokwane
Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1