Orlando Pirates blow 2nd chance to top table with draw against AmaZulu

Orlando Pirates blow 2nd chance to top table with draw against AmaZulu

- Orlando Pirates drew their PSL match against AmaZulu 1-1 at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday

- The Buccaneers took the lead of the game with a brilliant goal by Augustine Mulenga in the 13th minute

- AmaZulu drew level in the 49th minute when Jabulani Ncubeni combined with Bongi Ntuli to allow Emiliano Tade to score

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Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by AmaZulu in a pulsating Premier Soccer League (PSL) encounter at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday evening. The result once again cost the Buccaneers a chance to go to the top of the PSL log.

Orlando Pirates took an early lead when Thembinkosi Lorch and Augustine Mulenga combined brilliantly in the 13th minute of the match. The goal went against the run of play as AmaZulu had made the early running.

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AmaZulu drew level shortly after the start of the second-half when Jabulani Ncubeni combined with Bongi Ntuli to allow Emiliano Tade to score what ended up being an easy sweeping goal.

Briefly.co.za gathered that both teams played the rest of the match with high intensity with constant attacks by both teams. Pirates looked like retaking the lead on a couple of occasions but ultimately had to once again settle for a draw.

Kickoff.co.za reported that Tade nearly broke the deadlock with 12 minutes remaining, only a super save from Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Makgoba saving the Soweto giants from blushes.

Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic praised Makgoba for his outstanding performance during the match. Sredojevic said Makgoba’s stopping ability was simply stunning.

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Meanwhile, AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson was delighted with his side's performance but felt that his side deserved more goals than the one which they scored in the second-half.

AmaZulu have yet to lose a match at the King Zwelithini Stadium this season.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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