Blow by blow: Pirates vs AmaTuks

FILE PICTURE: Oupa Manyisa of Pirates Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi and Thabo Mosadi of Tuks. (Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Oupa Manyisa of Pirates Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi and Thabo Mosadi of Tuks. (Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates visit the Tuks Stadium to go up against the University of Pretoria. Both teams come into this match with wins over SuperSport United and Moroka Swallows respectively.

Starting XI

University of Pretoria (Tuks): Washington Arubi, Grant Kekana, Tebogo Monyai, Itumeleng Nkwana, Partson Juare, Siyabonga Ngubane, Thabo Mosadi, Khethukuhle Zwane, Ronald Ketjijere, Atusaye Nyondo , Geoffrey Massa.

Pirates: Brighton Mhlongo, Ayanda Gcaba, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Patrick Phungwayo, Rooi Mahamutsa, Issa Sarr, Thabo Rakhale, Daine Klate, Oupa Manyisa, Khethowakhe Masuku, Lennox Bacela.

– Pirates gets the game underway with Tuks playing from left to right, Pirates playing from right to left

1′ Tuks pushing forward, they fail to get into the final third

2′ both sides are trying to keep the ball long enough to attack

3′ Sarr’s shot is straight at Arubi. Goal kick to Tuks

5′ goal kick to Pirates

8′ Pirates moving the ball around

9′ free kick to Pirates. The ball is cleared away by Tuks

10′ Manyisa is fouled by Zwane

11′ Bacela misses from close range. Goal kick to Tuks

12′ throw in for Pirates

14′ Arubi kicks the ball out

15′ corner kick for Tuks. Pirates defend the corner and initiate a counter attack. Myeni gives the ball away

18′ throw in for Tuks

20′ a free kick is awarded to Tuks

21′ Rakhale fires his effort over Arubi’s goal posts. Goal kick to Tuks

22′ throw in for Pirates

23′ Myeni misses the target by inches as the goal goes over the goal posts

25′ throw in for Pirates

26′ Bacela is out run by Monyai

30′ Rakhale miss directs his header and the ball goes out for a goal kick

31′ Myeni is tackled by Kekana. Free kick to Pirates. Tuks get the ball from the free kick cross and push forward

37′ Nkwana receives medical treatment

39′ the ball is played in the middle of the field


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42′ offside call against Pirates

43′ throw in to Pirates

44′ corner kick given to Pirates with a minute of added time to play

45′ Mahamutsa’s shot is stopped Arubi

45+’ offside call against Tuks

– the referee blow for half time

– Half Time score. Orlando Pirates 0 – 0 University of Pretoria

– the second half is underway

46′ throw in for Tuks

47′ Mhlongo pulls off a brilliant save to deny Ngubane and Tuks a goal

50′ corner kick awarded to Pirates, superb build up by the Buccaneers

52′ Bacela is tackled by Kekana outside the box. Free kick to Pirates

53′ Klate’s free kick shot goes out for a goal kick

54′ Itumeleng Nkwana is replaced by Ronald Ketjijere. Substitution by Tuks

57′ throw for Tuks

58′ Nyauza fires the ball straight at Arubi. Goal kick to Tuks

62′ throw in for Pirates

64′ Manyisa’s pass is too strong for Nyauza to control as it rolls out for a corner

66′ Rakhale’s cross into the box is kick out. Pirates retain the ball

68′  double substitution for Pirates. Lennox Bacela and Daine Klate make was for Kermit Erasmus and Mpho Makola

71′ Makola fails to connect with Rakhale’s cross into the box.

73′ Gcaba is booked for tackling Nthombayithethi

75′ corner kick to Pirates. The rebound ball kick into the stands by Rakhale

79′ Thabo Rakhale is replaced by Thamsanqa Gabuza. Substitution by Pirates

80′ offside call goes against Tuks

81′ Makola’s shot on target is derailed out of a corner by Kekana

82′ throw in for Tuks

83′ Tuks get their third corner of the game.

84′ Mosadi’s free header in the box is off target

85′ Sarr’s shot at goal is blocked

88′ corner kick to Pirates

89′ Manyisa’s shot at goal goes through a forest of players before landing in Arubi’s arms

90′ Mpho Maruping comes on for Thabo Mosadi of Tuks. 3 minutes of added time will be played

90+’ offside call against Pirates

Referee blow the whistle for full time. Full Time score Orlando Pirates 0 – 0 University of Pretoria  


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