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Orlando Pirates’ First 40 minutes Was As Bad As The Officiating

Orlando Pirates scored an own goal, conceded another through a free header, and played like shit in the first 40 minutes of the Soweto derby. Whilst the referee Thando Ndzandzeka missed a red card, gave away a bogus free-kick that led to an Orlando Pirates goal, and was pretty much shite (with an ‘e’) too. 

Orlando Pirates’ First Half

As getting comfortable in my seat and taking the first sip of my ice-cold beer, Orlando Pirates conceded the first goal. An own goal. *facepalm* Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Wayne Sandilands got their wires crossed. The captain on the day headed the ball over the advancing goalkeeper with only 45 seconds on the clock. I’m as pessimistic an Orlando Pirates supporter as they come but even I didn’t expect that.

Rhulani Mokwena started the game with no recognizable center back. Happy Jele was suspended and he doesn’t seem to fancy Justice Chabalala or Alfred Ndengane. Kaizer Chiefs, as they always do, started the game with the attacking trio of Khama Billiat, Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurković. The latter duo aren’t the best technically but are excellent aerially, and height wasn’t something the Orlando Pirates back four was blessed with.

Around the 20th minute, a cross was played into the box from the right, Nurkovic leaped over right back Abel Mabaso for an effort towards goal but the ball went over the bar. That’s when I then turned to my girlfriend and said “Kaizer Chiefs are going to score their next goal with a header” Five minutes later my prophecy was fulfilled. Leonard Castro found himself free in the box and nodded the goal home from a corner. *bang my head against a wall*

Orlando Pirates were handed a lifeline when the referee gave them an undeserved free-kick in the 38th minute. Pule found the back of the net from a tight angle. Orlando Pirates were on the ascendancy from then on forward.

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The Soccer Podcast With No Name (Yet) S01E02 [Podcast]

Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss last weekend soccer topics. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.

The discussion this week:

1. Soweto Derby
2. Ernst Middendorp
3. The state of the Soweto Derby
4. Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City drop points
5. Madrid derby.
6. Game to look forward to this week



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The Soccer Podcast With No Name (Yet) S01E01 [Podcast]

Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss these weeks soccer topics. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.

The discussion this week:

1. Ace Khuse and muti
2. Sundowns win PSL Q2
3. Soweto derby
3.1 Daniel Akpei or Virgil Vries
3.2 Ernst Middendorp tactics
4. Manchester City go top
5. Sala remains found.
6. Bafana drop in FIFA rankings



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Kaizer Chiefs Made A Horrible Error By Appointing Giovanni Solinas

Kaizer Chiefs have only won three of their 11 games in the league under Giovanni Solinas. After their loss to Orlando Pirates, it’s clear that Amakhosi made a mistake by hiring the Italian coach.

Giovanni Solinas Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena told reporters earlier last week.

“…losing Steve Komphela was a big loss for Chiefs from a technical perspective and the type of leader that he is as well as the tactical acumen that he possesses.”

What he meant to say was: “Giovanni Solinas doesn’t know what he is doing.”

Which is true.

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