- The Orlando Pirates grabbed a critical 2-1 victory against the Kaizer Chiefs during the dramatic Soweto Derby
- The match was dominated by controversial penalty decisions at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday
- Thembinkosi Lorch and Siphesihle Ndlovu managed to help the Pirates secure the bag
Thembinkosi Lorch and Siphesihle Ndlovu scored the goals that saw the Orlando Pirates emerging victorious against the Kaizer Chiefs during a dramatic Soweto Derby.
The scenes playing out at the Orlando Stadium were marred with controversial penalty decisions. Lebogang Manyama would have given the Chiefs the upper hand early in the game when he had the goal at his mercy while his rival's defence scattered, but it wasn't meant to be.
Another oppurtunity for the Chiefs to pull ahead came in the 23rd munite when Samir Nurkovic's through ball hurtled towards the goal but the attempt fell flat.
Lorch managed to, against the run of play, pull his team into the lead in the 37th minute after beating Akpeyi before landing the ball into the awaiting empty net.
Chiefs lead coach Gavin Hunt attempted to tempt fate by making a change during the break with Happy Mashiane taking over from Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
His team managed to score a penalty in the 51st minute with Mashiane brought down in the penalty area.
While Nurkovic stepped up to the plate his powerful shot was intercepted by Richard Ofori with Ngezana failing to impress on the rebound from a distance of just two yards.
The Chiefs ultimately fell short of finding their balance with the scores remaining written in stone after Nurkovic missed the critical penalty.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that if you ever wondered what soccer team Mmusi Maimane roots for when the game is on, here's your answer.
Ahead of the match against the Pirates on Saturday, Maimane posed for a snap alongside his stunning wife.
The former Democratic Alliance leader captioned the post very simply saying that:
"As for me and my house. We stand in unity. #Amakhosi4Life."
A little later on, it became clear that the team wasn't doing too well, which prompted Maimane to call for divine intervention:
"Prayer for the team is needed."
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