Pirates five time Carling Cup champions
Orlando Pirates defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 in the Carling Black Label Cup Final on Saturday.
Amakhosi started the match on the forefront when Dumisane Zuma threatened the Buccaneers defense but his short failed to hit the back of the net. Bernard Parker had another goal attempt in 11 minutes and his well struck volley went wide.
Pirates took the lead in the first 18 minutes of the game. Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso lost the ball on the crucial area, Thembinkosi Lorch shot hit the goal post and lend to Mulenga who calmly found the back of the net. Chiefs tried to equalise when Mphahlele rolled a sweet ball to new man Kambole who started the game ahead of Leornado Castro and he missed the easiest chance in the game.
Pirates came guns blazing at Chiefs and the current PSL player of the season Thembinkosi Lorch who spotted Bvuma off his line before curling the ball from 30 yards out into the top left-hand corner, leaving Bvuma with no chance to make a save.
Wayne Sandilands was the busy keeper in the second half, his brilliant save on Billiats left-footed snapshot in the 60th minutes kept Bucs on the upper hand.
New faces were introduced in the game: Pirates introduced their new signings Fortune Makaringe, Bongani Sam, Frank “Gabadinho” Mhango and Zakhele Lepasa, while Chiefs introduced their new signing Samir Nurković, Kabelo Mahlasela , Leonardo Castro and Lebogang Manyama had their run.
The victory was good for Orlando Pirates going to the 2019/2020 season. Orlando has won five Carling Cups and Kaizer Chiefs has won three.
Orlando Pirates Champion coach Kasiso Molepe said, “It’s a dream come true for me I always wanted to be part of the Carling Black Label campaign,” he said.
Disappointed Chiefs fans began leaving the stadium before 90 minutes was over.
Kaizer Chiefs champion coach said, “We had a lot of missed changes and players didn’t complement each other in the first half but we created better chances then Orlando Pirates,” he said.
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