In TKO thriller
ing strike from the edge of the box that was searching for the top corner but missed wide and over the bar.
There was drama four minutes before the break as Bucs were reduced to 10 men after defender Marshall Munetsi was red carded for a dangerous tackle on Jemondre Dickens.
Dickens punished Sredojevic’s men in stoppage time of halftime with a smashing half-volley into the gapi ng net after Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane could not collect a ball in the air.
Musa Nyatama levelled matters for Bucs 12 minutes after the break after capitalising on a rebound after Justin Shonga’s free-kick hit the bottom corner.
Nyirenda made the first change of the game 20 minutes before time bringing on Onkabetse Makgantai in place of goalscorer Dickens.
Augustine Mulenga almost snatched the lead for Pirates 16 minutes before time with a low strike at the near post that sailed narrowly wide after a brilliant through ball by Lorch.
Chipezeze denied the Soweto giants a late winner six minutes before time, with Pule unleashing a low drive from the left side of the box that was smothered by the Zimbabwean shotstopper, which ultimately forced the game into extra-time.
There was more drama in the tenth minute of extra time after Mpontshane brought down Makgantai inside the box. Mduduzi Mdantsane stepped up to restore the lead for Bakgaga with a cool finish from the penalty spot, 2-1.
Nyirenda’s troops were getting the better chances on transitions having the advantage of playing with an extra player but the first stanza of extra time ended 2-1.
However, Lorch found a dramatic equaliser for Bucs six minutes before time with a header at the back post after some
It was a roller-coaster ride in the closing minutes but ultimately the sides went into penalties, where the Limpopo side held their nerve to triumph 3-2 to claim their first TKO title. brilliant work by