Orlando Pirates beat Chiefs

THE Soweto derby lived up to its pre-match hype on Saturday in a thrilling encounter between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs played at the FNB Stadium as Pirates came back from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory.

The well-deserved win moved Pirates to second on the log thanks to goals from Innocent Maela and Vincent Pule in response to Khama Biliat’s opener.

The hosts were the first to ask questions with in-form playmaker, Pule cutting into the box to fire with his weaker right foot as it sailed wide of target.

However, it was Amakhosi who broke the deadlock in the 14th minute following a costly error from Siyabonga Mpontshane who failed to handle a cross as he dropped the ball in front of the dangerous Billiat who needed no second invitation to fire Amakhosi into the lead.

The wake up call saw Pirates push more men forward with full backs getting more into the Buccaneers attack.

The win sees Pirates winning their 40th Soweto derby since the teams met for the first time back in 1970.


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