Bucs waltz into final
With this emphatic win over Free State Stars, Orlando Pirates have given themselves a shot at claiming their ninth national cup title
Luvuyo Memela scored two goals and created another as Orlando Pirates booked their place in the Nedbank Cup final with a thrilling 4-2 win over hosts Free State Stars at Goble Park in Bethlehem yesterday afternoon.
rebounded off the post.
A minute later, Memela capped his fine performance with a second goal to finally end Stars’ hopes. A messy build-up saw Memela show his class and composure to simply pass the ball into the net to make it 3-1.
Further pain arrived for Stars in the final minute of regulation time when substitute Thamsanqa Gabuza took advantage of a rebound off Mathole to fire home his side’s fourth goal – before childishly goading his own supporters.
The best goal of the game was left for last, with Mohomi firing home a stunning shot from a free kick to make it 4-2 in the second minute of injury time, though it proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the downtrodden hosts.
– Backpage TXT
CLOSE-UP Orlando Pirates’ Luvuyo Memela (left) shields the ball from Bokang Tlhone of Free State Stars