I-Arrows imangaza i-Pirates

Menzi Magubane

I-Golden Arrows iqophe umlando njengoba ishaqise i-Orlando Pirates emdlalweni obabazekayo we-DStv Premiership ngoLwesibili ebusuku.

Ukunqoba ngamagoli amabili eqandeni e-Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium eThekwini kube yimpumelelo enkulu kuBafana Bes’thende abebedlala ne-Bucs.

I-Arrows isike yahlula i-Pirates ngegoli elilodwa vo. Amaphuzu amathathu abone abawinile bededela abahluliwe badlulela endaweni yesine – i-Bucs manje seyehlele endaweni yesihlanu.

I-Pirates izozwa kunzima ngokwenziwe yisinqumo sikanompempe uTshidiso Moruping sokuvumela igoli lokuqala le-Arrows.

UMoruping ubonakale engaboni ukuthi kunamabhola amabili enkundleni ngesikhathi uPule Mmodi eshaya igoli ngebhola elikhahlelwe nguMichael Gumede ngomzuzu wama-41.

Kepha akukho mpikiswano mayelana negoli lokuwina likaMmodi, elingene ngesiwombe sesibili. I-Pirates ibanjwe oqotsheni ngesikhathi ithumela amadoda phambili ukuthola elokulinganisa.

Yize ngaphambi kokuba uMmodi aqede umdlalo, i-Pirates ithole ithuba legolide lokulinganisa ngephenathi. Kepha uThembinkosi Lorch wayithumela phezulu ngaphezu kwepali. Ngemuva kwemizuzu eyisikhombisa uMmodi waqeda umdlalo.

“Sibe namathuba okushaya amagoli kodwa ebengekho amaningi. Uma ungawashayi amagoli lezi zinto ziyenzeka. Uhlulwa ngumdlalo,” kusho umqeqeshi we-Bucs uJosef Zinnbauer.

“Izimbangi zifanelwe ukunqoba. Lokhu kwehlulwa kungishiya ngikhungathekile. Njengoba nginoLorch, siyazi ukuthi angakwazi ukushaya amaphenathi kodwa namuhla wehlulekile. Kodwa lezi zinto ziyenzeka.”

I-Arrows inemidlalo emibili esandleni kune-Pirates, kanti bekungokwesibili benqoba ngokulandelana ngemuva kokuhlulwa okokuqala kule sizini ezinsukwini eziyisikhombisa ezedlule.

“Besihlele ukubashaya ekhoneni ngoba besazi ukuthi bazoza kithina. Besingathola amanye amagoli kodwa masingabi nomhawu. Ngubani ozokunika amaphuzu amathathu sibhekene ne-Pirates,” kusho umqeqeshi we-Arrows uMandla Ncikazi.

AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic

Emdlalweni owawungoLwesibili, AmaZulu ashaye i-Bloemfontein Celtic emdlalweni obumnandi wamagoli ayisikhombisa. Usuthu lunqobe lo mdlalo ngamagoli amane kwamathathu, nokwenze kwaba ukunqoba kwabo okwesithathu kulandelana.

Abafana bakaBenni McCarthy benze impilo yabo yaba nzima ngemuva kokuvumela i-Celtic ukuthi isuke ku-3-1 phansi ukuze ilinganise nabo ngomzuzu nje ngaphambi kwempempe yokugcina. AmaZulu bekufanele ambe ajule ukuze athole igoli lokunqoba.

Ukukhahlela okuhle kukaThapelo Nyongo ngesikhathi esengeziwe kuphule izinhliziyo ze-Celtic ngesikhathi becabanga ukuthi bathatha iphuzu ku-Bloemfontein. U-Augustine Mulenga unikeze iqembu lasekhaya ithuba emizuzwini eyi-12 ngaphambi kokuthi uHarris Tchilimbou alinganise ngemuva kwemizuzu engama-29.

USiyethamba Sithebe noNyongo bashaye elesibili nelesithathu ngokulandelana bekorela Usuthu. UVictor Letsoalo ubuyisele i-Celtic elilodwa ngaphambi kokuthi uTchilimbou aphinde alinganisele izivakashi.

UNyongo ushaye igoli lokunqoba ngokumangazayo ngokukhahlela kokugcina komdlalo.

Umthombo wesithombe: @Orlandopirates