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Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
Source: The New Age

Orlando Pirates sign Thamsanqa Sangweni

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Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni who joins the Buccaneers from Chippa United on Monday. The Buccaneers said: “Orlando Pirates is delighted to announce the signing of Thamsanqa Sangweni from Chippa United.” Sangweni has joined the Buccaneers after agreeing terms on a deal that will see him wear the Orlando Pirates
Source: The New Age

Gabuza shows his true class

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Improving Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza could just be the man for “big moments”. For nearly two seasons now, Gabuza has hardly delivered as his progress stalled; he was expected to leave the Buccaneers when his contract expires at the end of the season. To put his situation into perspective, the former Bafana Bafana striker
Source: The New Age

Wasteful Pirates held by Chiefs in Soweto derby

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Orlando Pirates had the better scoring chances during a 0-0 draw with Kaizer Chiefs Saturday in a lively first Soweto derby of the South African season. Pirate Thabo Rakhale was let down by his first touch midway through the opening half at a near-full Soccer City stadium, which accommodates 93,000 spectators. A superb pass from
Source: The New Age

Coaches derby banter

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“We DON’T train hard, we train smart,” Muhsin Ertugral said with a twinkle in his eye. The Orlando Pirates coach thought he had stolen the march on his Kaizer Chiefs counterpart Steve Komphela and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with that pearl of wisdom. But Komphela was quick to respond. “Hard work beats talent when talent alone
Source: The New Age

Chiefs look too good for Pirates

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Kaizer Chiefs appear to have a slight advantage ahead of the Soweto derby against arch rivals Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Despite the fact that they have not conceded a goal in their past five matches – including the Telkom Knockout last 16 against Maritzburg United – they looked a more settled side
Source: The New Age

Pirates land knockout blow

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Mushin Ertugral’s cup experience proved key as Orlando Pirates marched to the next round of the Telkom Knockout Cup following a 2-1 victory over Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium yesterday. Ertugral managed to motivate his side well as they looked a different side compared to the form they have shown in the league. Pirates have
Source: The New Age

Ndoro snatches late point

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Like a thief in the dead of night, Tendai Ndoro broke the shackles of mediocrity to steal a late point against Polokwane City in their 1-1 league draw yesterday. Puleng Tlolanes second half wonder goal looked to have given City the 1-0 win they deserved, albeit by a much narrower margin than much of their
Source: The New Age

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