- South African social media users have welcomed the Orlando Pirates' win over Maritzburg United but are now taking aim at Mamelodi Sundowns’ loss on Sunday
- After losing 4-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns last week, Orlando Pirates fans believe the team has done well but they are calling for consistency
- Following the Orlando Pirates victory over Maritzburg United in the league, some of the fans have dedicated it to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, who beat Mamelodi Sundowns
Following their 4-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup last week, Orlando Pirates have bounced back to winning ways.
The Soweto bigshots defeated Maritzburg United 2-0 on Sunday in their DStv Premiership encounter at and the victory has restored pride in the Black and White family. Coach Josef Zinnbauer’s troops secured the full three points courtesy of goals from the left-footed Vincent Pule to down the team of choice.
On the other hand, some of the fans used the opportunity to take a jab at Masandawana for failing to reach the Ke Yona final after losing to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in the semi-finals on Sunday.
Briefly News takes a look at the reactions from the hard-to-please Buccaneers’ supporters who have shared their views on the team’s display.
@Onwabile Thashe said:
“We dedicated that win to our friends Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila, just to congratulate them for reaching the finals.”
@Andile Skepe said:
“Back to winning ways after 4-1 funeral? Magebhula must be turning in his grave.”
@Shakes Ramabole said:
“But it doesn't change the fact that Sundowns gave them a hiding of 4-1.”
@Ripfumelo Cornelius said:
“With one win then you say ‘back to winning ways’?...You know there's no consistency between Pirates and (Kaizer) Chiefs.”
@Priscilla Ramela said:
“I'm a big Orlando Pirates fan but my team can be really disappointing sometimes. That 4- 1 defeat was really shocking.”
@Victor Mashao said:
“Chiefs and Sundowns can plan well when playing Pirates but after that, they have no plan. Welcome back to winning ways Pirates.”
@Sbusiso Dludla said:
“Pirates win was meaningless no one cares, we still celebrating TTM win and Sundowns win on Thursday, TTM is better than Pirates.”
Briefly News also reported that an Orlando Pirates fan had caught the attention of social media users who are now on his case for his wrong score prediction.
@Buccane47204557 took to his Twitter page just before the Nedbank Cup quarter-final clash on Thursday evening, saying the Tshwane giants were faltering as past results suggested.
The Soweto giants’ follower bragged about their weapons, saying skipper Happy Jele was ready for the match while also singling the praises of the likes of Tshegofatso Mabasa and Gabadinho Mhango as players who could not be contained by Sundowns.
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